Head of Props


Chemainus Theatre Festival


Until filled

Organization Description: 

Dedicated to serving the versatile interests of audiences and artists, The Festival has attracted talented guest actors, directors, musicians and designers from across North America – a testament to our highly regarded theatrical productions and facilities. As a non-profit society, we exist to serve Vancouver Island and its visitors by creating exceptional theatre that explores and nourishes truth, hope, redemption, love and the human spirit.



Job Description: 

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Head of Props is responsible for the acquisition and adaptation of all props as prescribed by a production’s rehearsal period, following practices in accordance with Worksafe BC and theatrical industry standards.


The position’s duties include: the buying/ building/ adapting props as prescribed by the production, compiling pre-production props lists, managing/ balancing prop budgets, advising the Production Manager when a prop may need to be outsourced, on-going communication with stage management teams & directors about prop statuses, prop maintenance, managing/ inventorying/ organizing props stock, rentals.

The candidate should have:
• Excellent time management.
• Broad knowledge of theatrical procedures, tools and products.
• Comprehensive knowledge of theatrical building practices in soft goods, paper, wood, metal and other materials.
• Ability to interpret technical drawings.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Self-motivated.
• Detail oriented.
• Able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
• Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• Preference will be given to persons holding additional certificates, including: WHMIS, Occupational First Aid Level I, LPEC, Firearms certificate, Welding.


• College or university degree or diploma in Theatre Production or equivalent experience.
• A minimum of two years’ professional theatre experience, as well as experience working in textiles, plastics, sculpture, woodwork, metalwork, etc.

How to Apply: 

Apply to: 
(Application by email is preferred, with Subject Line “Application for Head of Props”)

Nicole Lamb – Production Manager at nlamb@chemainustheatre.ca

Or by mail to:

Nicole Lamb – Production Manager
Chemainus Theatre Festival
9574 Bare Point Road
Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5


$17 – 19/h. Commensurate with experience.

Contact Name: Nicole Lamb
Contact Email: nlamb@chemainustheatre.ca
Contact Phone: (250) 246-9800

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