Job Information

University of Utah Prop Maker in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/02/2023

Requisition Number PRN35131B

Job Title Prop Maker

Working Title Prop Maker

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

8-5 Mon-Fri, variable as show dictates

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00072 - Pioneer Theatre Company

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Fabricates and assembles props, furniture, and set dressing for theatrical productions from a variety of materials using the appropriate tools and methods.


Essential Functions:

1. Analyze sketches, blueprints (scale plans), and verbal instructions to determine the materials and equipment needed to build specified props for productions.

2. Assist in the organization, maintenance, and inventorying of prop stock with the aid of ladders, pulleys, Genie lifts while carrying 50 lbs.

3. Create props using appropriate tools such as hand and power tools, saws, industrial sewing machines, sergers, adhesives/fixatives, foam carving tools, pneumatic tools, metals, paint and texture products, and digital editing software (eg. Photoshop).

4. Assist in the execution of prop rentals.

5. Work within the priorities and limitations set by the Prop Master, Director of Production, Artistic Director, and Managing Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years previous prop making experience or related experience in scene design and construction; ability to read blueprints; ability to use hand and power tools; effective communication skills; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or Theatrical Set Design preferred.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.