Construction Supervisor, Theatre Royal Plymouth


TR2 Production and Learning Centre is the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s purpose built workshop facility based in Cattedown, Plymouth. Since opening in 2003, this has provided state of the art workshop facilities for the creation of scenery, props and costumes for a global theatre industry.

TRP’s extensive engineering, timber fabrication and assembly facilities can support the simultaneous construction of two full-scale productions.  The workshop staff are pivotal to this activity taking design concepts through to technical solutions.

The post holder will work as part of the workshop team in the realisation and production of theatre scenery. They will be able to use their own making experience to provide competent supervision in both carpentry and steel fabrication and will be able to work from detailed technical drawings as well as using their own construction experience to work directly from models and concept sketches.

As we continue to diversify beyond theatre scenery, exciting opportunities to work in exhibition and site-specific art installations are developing, requiring an enthused attitude to constructing work of a non-theatre nature.

The role will involve extensive leadership of and collaboration with other workshop staff, draughtspersons and managers.  Following construction through to fit up is a key element of the work and successful applicants will need to be able to demonstrate that they are confident fitting up sets in theatres throughout the country.  They will also need to have a flexible, pro-active approach to working hours and overtime.

Interviews will take place on the 18th& 19thOctober and a tour of the workshop will also be included.

For further details and to apply for the role, please visit our TRP Careers site.