Job Vacancy: Master Carpenter


Job Title: Master Carpenter
Reports to: Project Director
Appointed by: Interview Panel
Period of Appointment: 12 months fixed term. Part-time based on 24 hours per week.
Some evening and weekend working will be required.

Salary: £39,000 p.a. pro rata

Purpose of Role
• To supervise and manage a community carpentry project to complete the restoration of the historic stage machinery at the Tyne Theatre.
• To supervise community time-served carpenters and stage machinery operatives.
• To support the restoration maintenance and operation of the stage house and its machinery.
• To investigate, under the supervision of the Project Director, the surviving building fabric of the Grand Salon and be responsible for any making good.

Key Responsibilities
• Manage the project on a day-to-day basis.
• Create work timetables and staff rostas. Co-ordinate and manage all activities.
• Organise and order materials, for example, timber, fixings, equipment.
• Oversee Health and Safety appertaining to the area of responsibility.
• Support the well-being and welfare of all volunteers.
• Coaching and supervision of volunteers.
• Be a positive role model to community trainees and act as an ambassador for the Tyne Theatre.

Role Requirements
• Traditional time served carpenter/joiner.
• Experience working in a backstage or theatre carpentry environment.
• Experience of working in and maintaining a listed building.
• Demonstrably enthusiastic about the heritage of the Tyne Theatre.
• Experience of managing people and volunteers.
• Experience of managing Health and Safety.

Personal Profile Useful Skills
• Have Training or Assessor qualifications.
• Have experience working with people of all ages.
• Basic IT support skills.
• First Aid qualification.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday 16th August.
To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter to with the subject link ‘Master Carpenter Application’

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