Carpenter Specialist Lead, Theater and Performance Studies

California, United States
03 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) is seeking a Carpenter Specialist Leader to provide leadership and technical expertise for all department productions.  The Carpenter Specialist Leader works in collaboration with the Technical Director and Master Carpenter to ensure the successful engineering, realization, and safety of all scenic, sound, and video, rigging and automation needs, while maintaining a safe working environment. The Carpenter Specialist Leader will take the lead in the day to day workflow of the scenic construction shop working with other carpenters as well as student and temporary labor to meet the scenic, sound and video needs of each event supported by the department.  This collaborative position will interact with professional and student designers, faculty, staff and both graduate and undergraduate students and needs to be a team player dedicated to safety. Other duties may also be assigned. The work schedule includes evening, weekend, and holiday hours.  This is a full time Bargaining Unit position reporting to the Technical Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Employees in this classification are assigned the responsibility to lead and direct two or more other Carpenter Specialists in addition to performing the duties specified for the Carpenter, Specialist (Cabinetmaker) classification. 
  • Employees at this level do not have supervisory authority over other employees and are not expected to exercise independent judgment on final decisions regarding quality or quantity of work produced by such employees, or personnel actions such as hiring, promotion, discharge or disciplinary measures.

Characteristic Duties:

The duties listed under this section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the classification.

  • Assign and explain tasks to workers; Inspect work for conformance with specifications.
  • Inspect work for conformance with specifications.
  • Advise supervisor of work progress.
  • Promote adherence to safety rules.
  • Record information on the work performed to solve task-related problems by others, maintains inventory records and record information on the work other appropriate records.
  • Develop and create estimates for department projects to be used by the department and customers.
  • Recommend improvements in work processes.
  • Purchase materials and supplies.
  • May perform any of the duties described in the Carpenter, Specialist specification or other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure that safety rules are followed.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

Must have sufficient experience to qualify as a journey level cabinetmaker, with approximately four years actual work at the trade.  This may include time spent in apprenticeship or in vocational training or a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Carpenter, Lead has all of the qualifications described in the Carpenter Specialist specification plus the following qualifications:
  • In addition to the qualifications required for the Carpenter, Specialist, the Carpenter Specialist Lead classification requires that employees be skilled in tasks they direct and be able to solve task-related problems.
  • Must have the ability to affect good working relationships with requestors and other employees.
  • Must be able to follow written and/or oral instructions and communicate those instructions to others.
  • Must also be knowledgeable of applicable ES&H and OSHA rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (both verbal and written).   

Certificates and Licenses Required:

Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Non-commercial Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C Driver’s License.

Working Conditions:

May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.

Work Standards:

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 8167
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: A37
Requisition ID: 83761