About the Role
The Props Designer is responsible for creating and designing the physical objects used during the show. The Prop Designer will work closely with the Set Designer, and Director to ensure that all props are consistent with the overall visual aesthetic of the production and support the story being told. Working as a Prop Designer is a highly creative and challenging role that requires a passion for the arts and a strong understanding of materials and construction techniques. If you have a passion for design and a desire to work in the entertainment industry, this could be the perfect job for you.
You must be a high school graduate
Understanding of materials and construction techniques
Ability to work within a budget
Attention to detail
Organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work well in a team environment
Sketching and rendering skills
Experience with AutoCAD and 3D modeling software is a plus
A portfolio of previous work
A degree in Theater Design, Film Production, Fine Arts or a related field is preferred but not mandatory.
Research and source materials and props that are appropriate for the production
Create sketches and renderings of props to be used in the production
Build and construct props using a variety of materials and techniques
Collaborate with other members of the production team such as the set designer, director, and actors to ensure that props meet the needs of the production
Maintain prop inventory and ensure that all props are properly stored and maintained
Stay within the production's budget
Attend production meetings to discuss the needs of the production
Supervise and train prop assistants
Ensure that all props are ready for use on time and meet safety standards
About the Company
There are many valuable opportunities to create with MTC throughout our season. Whether you are a professional trying to give back to community theater roots or a young artist trying to make your way into a career in production, design, or education.
During a typical season we produce four youth musicals, one young adult musical, one all ages musical, one adults only musical/cabaret and a performing arts day camp with five overlapping sessions resulting in five youth musicals across nine weeks in the summer. All of these productions need Directors, Choreographers, Vocal Directors, Tech Directors, Costume Designers, Stage Managers, front of house positions and more.