Employment Opportunities


Senior Carpenter I – UT Theatre

Regular Full-time

The Clarence Brown Theatre (CBT) seeks a Senior Carpenter. Under direct supervision of the Technical Director, the Senior Carpenter assists in the construction, installation, and strike of all scenery for the CBT and the University of Tennessee’s Department of Theatre. The CBT is a LORT D company in residence at the University of Tennessee, with an 8-9 show season and various other events. Works as part of the scene shop team to realize designs and helps problem solve challenging requirements. Carpentry work varies from rough carpentry to finishing carpentry. Provides mentorship and guidance for temporary employees and for graduate and undergraduate students working in the shop or on class projects. Aids in the supervision and training of backstage run crews (students and temporary employees) for shows that require automation or complex moving scenery. May serve as Deck Chief on more complex shows. Helps ensure a safe working environment at all times and this may include instruction of safe practices to students and temporary employees. May work as Rental Supervisor for some student projects and/or rentals. Work schedule includes some overtime and may include weekend, night, and holiday hours. Full benefits.

Specific Duties:

  • Construction, installation, and strike of scenery
  • Review and discuss scenic drawings with TD and/or ATD
  • Participation in problem-solving with scene shop team
  • Assist with installation and programming of mechanical systems used in a production
  • Assist with maintenance of the scene shop tools and equipment
  • Ensures the use of safe practices in scene shop and all theaters at all times
  • Advise and assist graduate and undergraduate students with shop or class assignments
    – including supervision with the proper use of power tools and equipment,
    use of PPE, and all safe practices
  • Advise and assist temporary employees working in the scene shop
  • Assist with training and supervision of student and employee run crews on complex shows
  • May serve as Deck Chief on certain productions
  • May serve as Rental Supervisor on occasion to ensure safe usage of theatrical spaces
  • Assists with other projects/duties, as assigned

Ideal Start Date: September 9, 2019
Open Until Filled.  Application Review will begin August 26, 2019.……
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All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.  Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.  In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.  Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


The CBT is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. We invite and encourage applications from women and minority candidates.