Properties Manager

Properties Manager

CATEGORY: Technical

Barrington Stage Company
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Job Details


Barrington Stage Company is seeking a Properties Manager to join our team in Pittsfield, MA for the summer season. BSC is a not-for-profit professional theatre company in the Berkshires with a three-fold mission: to produce top notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to engage our community with vibrant, inclusive educational outreach programs. 

Barrington Stage is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.  We strongly encourage candidates of color, and/or from diverse backgrounds/underrepresented groups to apply.


Construction and Acquisition of Theatrical Properties

  • Read scripts and create preliminary properties list.

  • Estimate materials cost and labor needs for properties from the designers renderings and research.

  • Coordinate and manage the construction, pulling, purchasing, renting and/or altering of all properties for each show.

  •  Purchase materials, supplies, tools and equipment necessary for the construction of properties.

  • Communicate with Designers and Director of Production and Operations to keep designs within budget.

  • Communicate with Designers to accurately execute designs and achieve high artistic standards.

  •  Communicate with Stage Manager and Designer about rehearsal and tech notes.

  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

  • Provide Director of Production and Operations with timely and up to date reports tracking all expenses, returns and credits

  • Train show crew in proper methods of operating, moving, storing and maintaining properties.

Properties Shop and Properties Storage Maintenance

  • Oversee all maintenance of shop tools and equipment making sure they are in safe and proper working order  

  • Oversee all maintenance of properties stock making sure all items are restocked in their proper area and easy to relocate 


  • Strong leadership, communication and organizational skill

  • Cost estimating and time management skills

  • Working knowledge of properties construction techniques and materials

  • Working knowledge of shop tools and equipment including welders and sewing machines

  • Knowledge of furniture history and period

  • Knowledge of mold making and casting techniques

This position is full-time seasonal, starting May 10, 2021 through September 5, 2021 with a possible extension to October 3, 2021. Pay is $750 per week plus housing. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to with PROPERTIES MANAGER in the subject line



May 10, 2021 - September 5, 2021





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