The RSC Property Workshop create, source, or find props for all RSC productions, at home and on tour. In line with the designer's brief and in response to requests from the rehearsal process, prop makers use a multitude of skills to create props such as carving, sculpting, basket weaving, plastic moulding, cabinet making, metalwork, soldering, embroidery, upholstery making, casting, to name just a few.
Accuracy according to period is essential, and much time is spent consulting reference books, researching items on the internet, and visiting museums for meticulous study.
Length of placement: One - two weeks, depending on current workloads in the department.
Location of placement: Property Workshop, RSC Workshops, Timothy Bridge Road, Stratford-upon-Avon
About the placement
The Property Workshop workload varies throughout the year and also from production to production. Under supervision of a trained professional the successful candidate could be involved in basic carpentry, sewing, carving, casting in latex, dyeing and much more.
We are looking for applicants who are committed to a career in props construction.
- Experience of sourcing or constructing props for example, college productions or amateur theatre groups
- An understanding of the techniques and tools needed to create props
- The ability to work on one's own initiative and within a team
- To be a graduate of or studying towards a qualification relating to props construction
- The successful candidate must be able to provide their own PPE footwear (i.e. steel capped shoes)
- Good understanding of Health and Safety at Work Act and its implications in a workshop environment.
Under 18? See our programme for under 18s.