Reports to Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director
Work Schedule Part Time and project based. Scheduled weekly M-F daytime hours with the possibility of weekends and evenings.
Work Location Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City and the scene shop in Boyle Heights
Status Non-Exempt
Compensation $20 per hour
Benefit Status Not Eligible
Department Production

About The Company

At Center Theatre Group, we believe theatre creates an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences. As one of the nation’s most influential non-profit theatre companies, we provide the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Whether it’s producing new work through our robust artistic development programs or engaging people of all ages and backgrounds across Los Angeles through our community and education programs, we put theatre at the center of it all.

Center Theatre Group commits to creating a safe space where the values of diversity, equity, access and inclusion are rooted in all levels and aspects of our work. We aim to attract, nurture and retain staff in a supportive home where we can be our best selves. We celebrate our commonalities and embrace our differences in order to ensure that everyone has access to our work onstage, behind the scenes and in the community.

Position Summary

Overhire Carpenters are project-based team members responsible for the assembly, modification, maintenance, and disassembly/disposal of scenic elements for the Kirk Douglas Theatre located in Culver City. Overhire Carpenters may also assist in the construction of new scenery at Center Theatre Group’s scene shop located in Boyle Heights.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Install scenery on stage and complete scenic notes during the load-in, tech and preview process.
  • Assemble stage decks from stock Steeldeck and custom-made platforms.
  • Construct scenic elements out of wood, metal, and other materials.
  • Move scenery around the scene shop and theatre and load and unload trucks with scenery and other materials as needed.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and efficient work environment by putting away tools and equipment after use, keeping materials and equipment organized, sweeping up dust and debris and other related tasks.
  • Assist with the installation of rigging systems at the theatre including but limited to hanging soft goods, placing chain motors and assembling truss.
  • Maintain and promote a safe work environment by following all safety regulations and alerting a supervisor of safety issues.
  • Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of Center Theatre Group’s goal of being an anti-racist theatre working towards Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for all. Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist workplace practices and policies.

Center Theatre Group provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.


  • Experience safely working with power and hand tools that are used to load in and strike theatrical scenery.
  • Experience with theatrical rigging or willingness to learn about rigging systems and components.
  • Willingness to learn theatrical terminology for ease of onsite communication.
  • Ability to take direction and work with others as a cohesive team.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with people that are mixed across lines of differences such as race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and immigrant status.
  • With advanced notice, ability to work a flexible schedule including morning, evening, and weekend hours.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to frequently lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to regularly stand, stoop, bend, kneel, reach and climb in various positions to perform tasks.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.
  • Ability to operate various personnel lifts, vehicles and forklifts. The company requires certification and will provide training.

CTG offers paid lunch hour and an employee assistance program.

All employees are required to pass a background check.

CTG strongly recommends that all employees stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter along with salary desired to Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line of the email. Due to the heavy volume of resumes received, emails that do not include the job title in the subject line of the email may not be considered. In the cover letter, please indicate how you became aware of this position, e.g., name of website, current employee, other source. No phone calls please. We will contact qualified individuals to set up interviews.

Center Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law. CTG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We support, promote and embrace a diverse workforce.