Nashville Children's Theatre / Nashville, TN



NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT), a professional theatre for young audiences
celebrating its 92nd season, is seeking a friendly and skilled theatrical seasonal
Carpenter/Electrician to help create shows for our 2023-2024 season.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in their field(s) in order to best serve the
needs of shows, assist in show and shop maintenance, assist in special projects, and help the
theatre continue to fulfill it’s mission in bringing professional theatre to young audiences in Middle Tennessee.


  • Works with the Technical Director and Head Carpenter to build various scenic elements for
    shows in our season.
  • Experience reading shop drawings to create cut lists and assemble scenic elements a must.
  • Working knowledge of woodworking power tools and scenic construction techniques.
  • Welding experience preferred but not required.
  • Be a self-starter, team player, leader, and ability to stay on task is a must.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 60 pounds comfortably.
  • Ability to comfortably work at heights.
  • Experience with hanging and focusing theatrical lighting.
  • Ability to stick to a consistent schedule and show up for work hours on time.
  • Ability to collaborate and creatively solve problems as they arise.
  • Ability to take on other tasks as assigned by the TD or Director of Production


This position will report directly to the Technical Director and Director of Production. The position is an integral member of the team in ensuring our shows are ready to open on time, safely, and with a professional standard in mind. A knowledge of, and passion for the performing arts, especially theatre for young audiences is helpful, but not required. Key attributes include drive, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, humor, energy, and optimism.

Carpenter/Electrician is a 41 week Seasonal position with a contract pay rate of $28,000. Contract begins on 7/17/23 and ends on 4/28/24 (Start/End dates are negotiable). This position includes comprehensive workers compensation insurance, complimentary tickets to all productions, and working alongside seasoned industry professionals in a dynamic professional theatre setting. All offers of employment are contingent on successful background screening, reference check, and Covid-19 Vaccination Confirmation.

To submit your confidential application, please email with “Carpenter/Electrician” in the email subject line. In your email, please include a brief overview of your skills and experience as well as your current resume and copy of your portfolio in PDF-format with your name as the filename.

Only individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to review our website at prior to submitting materials for consideration. Early submission is encouraged. No phone calls will be accepted or returned.
Thank you!

Equal Opportunity Employment: Nashville Children’s Theatre Association is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.