Lead Scenic Carpenter

Job Duties:

ShowFab is looking for organized and highly motivated Lead Carpenters to shepherd projects through the production process.

  • Attending pre-production meetings with Project Management and Technical Design to determine the best technical approach.
  • Attend production meetings to review progress, schedules and budgets.
  • Review Technical drawings upon release for production.
  • Review Bids to develop a plan of attack to ensure items deliver on budget.
  • Receive and review PO’s to ensure all materials are in house and don’t cause delay.
  • Supervise crews of between 5 and 15 craftspeople and delegate responsibilities on a daily basis.
  • Work together with the assistant project lead to divide the scope and introduce redundancy if the project’s scale necessitates it.
  • Perform quality control to ensure units are of proper fit and finish.
  • Coordinate with department heads to ensure efficient movement of units per project schedule.
  • Facilitate the assembly of units/sets to ensure a successful site installation.
  • Prepare units for shipping to site and communicate shipping needs to warehouse team to ensure items arrive onsite
  • Work with the PM Coordinator and Warehouse supervisor to ensure Bills of Lading are generated and complete.
  • Supervise the installation of units/sets on location as needed.


  • Highly Motivated, Reliable, Ability to work under pressure, Great Communicator
  • Familiarity with Theatrical Fabrication process and Materials
  • MS Office, Google Suite, Adobe, AutoCad
  • Highly experienced craftsperson with a multitude of disciplines across a variety of materials and techniques.


  • From $35.00-48.00 per hour
  • This is a union position that will work under a CBA with IATSE Local 21


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Annuity, Pension per CBA, Paid holidays, Paid Sick & Personal time, Vacation Bonus


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Lead Experience: 7-10 years (Required)

Work Location: In person


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