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Scene Shop Manager

SUNY Brockport
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

Scene Shop Manager

Job no: 496544

SUNY Budget Title: Instructional Support Technician
Salary Level/Grade: SL3
Work type: Full time
Location: Brockport, NY
Department: Theatre and Music Studies
Categories: Management & Professional

Located in Western New York, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is a nationally recognized and accredited public institution with competitive state health insurance and retirement plan options. SUNY Brockport also includes Brockport Downtown and sponsors the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), both located in Rochester, NY. We are an inclusive employee-oriented university. Be yourself and start your career here. Help us build a better Brockport! Job Summary: SUNY Brockport is currently accepting applications for a Scene Shop Manager. The person in this role will work with students in both the laboratory classes, independent study and projects regarding all aspects of scenery and properties construction. They will also assist in construction and painting of scenery for the Department's productions following standard theatrical construction methods. Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university.
  • Proficient in CAD drafting programs (AutoCAD or Vector Works).
  • Experience in stage and scenery construction.
  • Knowledge of common theatrical hardware and adhesives
  • Knowledge of standard and safe theatrical rigging practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret theatrical drafting for scenic construction.
  • Ability to access and conform to local, state, and federal building, safety, and fire codes.
  • Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations necessary for building from schematic drawings (i.e., figuring angles, measuring lengths, calculating square footage).
  • Ability to maintain a clean work environment and basic knowledge of chemical hygiene practices.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of sound and sound reinforcement.
  • Familiarity with scene painting.
  • Familiarity with stage lighting.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am - 9:30 pm Salary and Benefits: Minimum Salary is $50,148. May be benefits eligible; more information at Careers@Brockport. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
    Application Instructions:
    Visit to complete an application including your cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references.
    Background Investigation Statement:
    All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check. Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
    Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.
    New York State Executive Order:
    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations via email at

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    SUNY Brockport does not discriminate. SUNY Brockport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

    Diversity Statement:
    SUNY Brockport is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable environment that welcomes, values, and supports individuals and communities who affirm human dignity. The University provides opportunities for engagement, learning, growth, and transformation to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.
    SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.

    To apply, visit


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