Theatre mechanists prepare and put together sets for live performances, theatre, opera, musical concerts and dance performances.
Duties & Tasks
Theatre mechanists may perform the following tasks:load and unload scenery
build and set up stage scenery and suspended scenery (or 'flown' scenery)
determine the best method for storage and setting of scenery in performances
run the scenery movements in a performance
operate the mechanical components of the stage including trap doors, lifting equipment and movable scenery
carry out maintenance and repairs of stage scenery.
Theatre mechanists work as part of a small team. Working hours are irregular and may include long shifts, nights and weekends.
enjoy manual work
able to use a variety of tools
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
enjoy working with people in a team environment.