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Prop Designer Position

Little Lake is hiring props designers for our 2019 MainStage productions.

To apply, send letter of interest and resume to The job will be posted until positions are filled. 


Pay: $350 stipend/ production to be paid on the closing day of the production. 

2019 Productions: 

The Drowsy Chaperone- filled

Top Girls- tech starts 5/12, performances 5/16 - 6/1 

The Importance of Being Earnest- tech starts 6/2, performances 6/6 - 6/22

Electra- filled
Boeing, Boeing- tech starts 7/14, performances 7/18 - 8/3

Cabaret- tech starts 8/4, performances 8/8 - 8/24

A Comedy of Tenors- tech starts 9/1, performances 9/5 - 9/21

Bloomsday- tech starts 9/22, performances 9/26 - 10/12

Blithe Spirit- tech starts 10/13, performances 10/17 - 11/2

Over the Tavern- tech starts 11/3, performances 11/7 - 11/23

The (Christmas) Lake Effect- tech starts 11/24, performances 11/29 - 12/14


Duties and responsibilities

  • Attend all production planning sessions.

  • Adhere to the budget established by the Artistic Director. Any expenditures beyond the budgeted amount must be presented to and approved by the AD before being purchased.

  • Produce props for your specified production. Props must be completed by the established deadlines set by the AD and production’s director, typically this means the Saturday before Tech. This includes finding set dressing and decor items for the shows and pull or locate furniture for the productions. (The Tech Director is responsible for the building or modification of any pieces of furniture.) You will be asked to produce specific costume items only if they are handled onstage prior to or after being worn (ie. seaweed, glasses, wedding rings…).

  • Attend at least two rehearsals before tech, one of which should be a full run. Attend all of Tech Sunday and attend additional technical rehearsals at the discretion of the AD if there are still properties needs to be addressed. 

  • Maintain props and provide any necessary repairs or additional supplies (ie. food items) during the run of the production. 

  • Attend all strikes following the final performance of your production. 

  • Track expenses, keep written records and submit all expenses by the final show of a production’s run. If possible, submit these expenses by opening night, with the exception of any food props or prop maintenance expenses during the run.

  • Provide weekly check-ins with the AD and production directors about progress.

Qualifications include:

  • Previous experience as a properties master or designer

  • Experience in arts and crafts

  • An understanding of visual aesthetic story telling

  • Knowledge of historic time periods and period appropriate objects and an understanding of where to find this information

  • Must be a team player

  • Must work well under pressure and within time limits

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs at times

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