Props Runner


Props Runner

Long Wharf Theatre
New Haven, CT 06511

Job Details




Props Runner


Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) -- a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create high-quality theatre that engages and inspires our community – is seeking a Full-time Properties Runner for the 2018-2019 Season to run all Properties for all shows in two theatres


Essential Job Duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work as a member of the run crew with stage management, production assistant and wardrobe supervisor for all technical rehearsals and performances
  • Maintenance of all props during the run of the show
  • Preparation of stage food and consumables as needed
  • Training and use of theatrical weapons
  • Participate in all load-in and strike of shows
  • Assist in the Prop department building and shopping when not running shows
  • Assist in the maintenance of the prop shop and prop storage facilities as needed



·         Ability to work with Long Wharf employees in a collegial manner

·         Ability to work well under pressure, with varied personalities with a positive and dedicated problem solving attitude

·         Ability to use Windows Computers and Microsoft Office Suite

·         Ability to work alone or on a team, as needs require

·         Strong written and verbal communications skills in English

·         Self-motivated

·         Well organized

·         Ability to lift at least 50 pounds

·         Ability to perform many tasks in one day

·         Willingness to work safely

·         Ability to learn web-based software required for the job and for administrative purposes

·         Ability to use a computer for email, calendaring, spreadsheets, and word processing


Administrative Responsibility

·         Submit timesheets to supervisor according to current requirements

·         Attend trainings in administrative procedures as required

·         Attend safety trainings as required


Work Environment

·         This job operates in a multi-faceted work environment. This role routinely uses, but is not limited to tools such as hot glue guns, screw gun, staplers, basic hand tools, standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands

·         This is a physically active role that requires the ability to lift heavy objects, climb stairs, work at height on various elevation devices, bend and stand for long periods of time as necessary.


Travel and Weekend Work

·         Occasional local travel.

·         This position requires weekend and evening work.


Required Education and Experience

·         High School Diploma/GED

·         Proven Experience in Props


Preferred Education and Experience

·         2 years professional experience, running live  performances

·         Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

·         Valid US Driver License in good standing subject to a motor vehicle record check 

·         Provable eligibility to work in the US


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


LWT is committed to building a creative and dynamic work environment that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. EOE


September 3, 2018 - May 26, 2019



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