Head Carpenter

Nashville Children's Theatre / Nashville, TN


$36,500 + benefits

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT), a professional theatre for young audiences celebrating its 92nd season, is seeking a friendly and skilled theatrical Head Carpenter to help build and 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 and take lead on scenic build and special projects, assist in show and shop maintenance, assist in NCT 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 to help build various scenic or prop elements for all productions
  • 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 work comfortably at heights.
  • Shows skills in carpentry and woodworking; welding experience preferred but not required.
  • Able to read shop drawings created in cad software and create cut lists, assemble, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate with the TD and other team members to come up with solutions relating to scenery or props.
  • Ability to lead a team efficiently when TD is unavailable.
  • Able to follow safety protocols and work in a safe manner.
  • Assist in scenic art and/or construction of props as needed depending on skill set.
  • Work as a team player, showing mutual respect and helping out when requested.
  • Assumes other duties appropriate to the position as assigned by Director of Production or Technical Director
  • Ability to keep a consistent schedule and showing up on time is crucial.


This position will report directly to the Technical Director. The position is an integral member of the team in ensuring our shows are built 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.

Head Carpenter is a Full Time position with a yearly salary of $36,500 + benefits. All offers of employment are contingent on successful background screening, reference check, and Covid-19 Vaccination Confirmation.

To submit your confidential application, please email careers@nashvillect.org with “Head Carpenter/Props Artisan” 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.

NCT will reach out to conduct interviews with qualified candidates, no phone calls please. Multiple interviews may be required. An official offer to the qualified candidate will be made around May.

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 www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org 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.