Shop Foreman/Master Carpenter

The New York office of Frost Productions is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Shop Foreman/Master Carpenter who is based in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) to supervise our Fabrication Shop located in Moonachie, New Jersey.  This position involves supervision of all phases of construction and finishing for custom, high-end scenic elements, exhibits, cabinetry, and props. This person reports directly to the Fabrication Manager.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. $65,000 – $75,000 annually; commensurate with experience.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all construction and finishing in the Fabrication Shop and in the field as necessary
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and healthy work environment, including following OSHA & MSDS guidelines
  • Organize work flow and schedule staff as needed to maximize productivity
  • Generate material and hardware orders based on construction drawings
  • Work in Fabrication Shop producing/assembling materials and in the field installing/striking materials as needed
  • Ability to complete projects with a variety of materials including but not limited to wood, metal, acrylic and plastic laminates
  • Painting, finishing, and graphics handling and application
  • Drafting in Vectorworks as needed
  • Problem solving through creative interpretation of drawings, renderings, and thumbnails
  • Ensure proper handling and packaging/crating of all finished materials for travel
  • Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights, weekends, holidays and be on call as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of cabinetry, exhibit fabrication, and scenic arts
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings/plans and execute plans accordingly
  • Ability to take a project from start to finish with minimal direction, often on tight deadlines
  • Experience in the application of practical and theatrical finishes
  • Comfortable and experienced using heavy equipment such as boom lifts and forklifts
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Punctuality, professionalism, and a positive, collaborative attitude when working with clients and co-workers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 + years of experience
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Comfortable driving large vehicles (16’ to 24’ box trucks – CDL not required)

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to careers@frostproductions.biz with the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

Frost Productions provides high-end, full-service production solutions to the special events market. Our clientele ranges from prominent cultural institutions and corporations to private individuals and organizations. With over 40 years of providing dynamic solutions to our clients, Frost continues to innovate and explore new mediums in the special events market. We pride ourselves in the ability to push the boundaries of proven technology and to provide our clients with new and innovative solutions and experiences. Our solutions often create whole environments, through the use of lighting, video, audio, décor and custom-fabricated scenic elements.