Summer 2022 Seasonal Openings

Props Designer & Instructor

PVTC summer props designers & instructors collaborate with an experienced and enthusiastic creative team to plan for and execute a summer camp production. The props designer & instructor is responsible for creating the props for each production, as well as guiding campers through the creation of specific props and other creative projects. They work closely with the set designers to develop a cohesive world for the show.

Successful applicants are driven, independent, excellent communicators, collaborative, inclusive, visionary, and interested in developing the whole student. Teaching experience on Zoom and/or in a masked, socially distanced setting is a plus. PVTC uses Google Drive, Zoom, Slack, and Dropbox for all camps.

REPORTS TO: Producers

OVERSEES: Props Intern

WAGES: $25-$28

OPEN POSITIONS:  We will be hiring a Prop Designer & Instructor for:

  • Sessions I (June 13-July 1) - Frozen Jr.

  • Session II (July 5-15) - Frozen KIDS and Squirrel Girl Goes to College

  • Session III (July 19-August 5) - Beauty and the Beast and Homemade

  • **PVTC is hoping the Makeup Designer for Frozen Jr. will also work for Frozen KIDS, though we will gladly accept applications for candidates who can only work one of the sessions. Please let us know your availability in your application.


  • Attend monthly production meetings for each show you’re working on

  • Attend all-staff meetings and trainings

  • Participate in one-on-one calls with director or other staff to plan activities as needed

  • Create inspiration boards to share in production meetings

  • Create design proposals for each camp show

  • Provide a list of materials needed for camper kits in a timely manner and a list of which actors need which items

  • Provide a list of scheduling requests for director/stage manager

  • Plan and facilitate training sessions for intern mentees, and help interns set appropriate goals, and train interns on specific projects/tools that will be used for their camp


  • Lead set/prop design rotations for your show. This can include theory, instruction on safe building and/or painting practivies, having students make art/collages around their design.

  • Set up, maintain, and cleanup appropriate workstations for set rotations

  • Attend post-camp meetings to debrief the day and report on design progress

  • Make requests for supplies, space set up, or emails home in a timely manner using proper channels of communication

  • Support campers by celebrating their strengths and providing them with growth challenges through instruction, sticker chart rewards, and sharing your observations and suggestions

  • Participate in the morning circle and group activities throughout the day

  • Work closely with the creative team to create a unified camp experience in which each rotation supports the work of the others

  • Mentor prop design interns in the high school internship program by helping interns set goals, taking them through the creative process of costume design, teaching them to update paperwork, and mentoring them through leadership opportunities.

  • Record intern progress, accomplishments, and growth areas throughout camp as well as provide a brief written report about each intern at the end of camp

  • Communicate schedule needs to the director and stage manager

  • Refine prop designs & feedback leading into tech and performances

  • Collaborate with other instructors to write student/intern congratulatory cards

  • Attend and support performances, which might include helping actors with their costumes before and after the show

  • Participate actively in strike

  • Following final performance, fill out post-camp feedback survey

  • Attend post-mortem discussion