Prop Designer And Tour Set Designer Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Theater Properties Manager and Designer with 14 years experience.  

Dedicated professional with a passion for passing along my craft to others.

 While the role of prop master is often the least loved production job "assigned" to some poor freshman for back stage credit, I hope to instill a love for a career that I fell into completely by accident!

I dearly love helping to bring the world of a play alive through props and hope I can convey how important it is to take that responsibility seriously.


 Specific Skills

  • Script analysis and Dramaturgy
  • Soft goods creation, including Drape, pattern drafting, and upholstery
  • Molding/Casting, Sculpture and Foam Carving
  • Faux Paint finishes and scenic painting
  • SketchUp 3-D Design program
  • Scenic design
  • Puppet Construction
  • Mask making
  • Extensive knowledge of materials
  • Extensive knowledge of Internet search and physical procurement of props (shopping!)

 Personal Skills

  • Strong verbal communication
  • Strong ability to adapt to change
  • Knowledge of many crafts, including leather work, paper crafts, mixed media, knitting, crochet, fabric dying
  • Ability to go from concept to visualization to completed project
  • Project management, including meeting production deadlines and budget requirements
  • Sense of humor 
University of Montana Missoula, MT Expected in 1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts : Acting/Directing - GPA :
Work History
Missoula Children's Theatre - Prop designer and tour set designer
City, STATE, 01/2002 - 06/2005

Was responsible for all props used in all productions, including 5 main stage community theatre productions and up to 40 touring shows.  Created all touring sets, which were made of appliqued and sewn fabrics to create fabric backdrops.

Trained tour actor/directors in their acting roles.

Taught student cast members their acting roles and taught craft classes. (Tie dye, mask making, puppet making.)



Arizona Broadway Theatre - Props Manager
City, STATE, 07/2005 - 09/2014

Responsible for all props, set dressing, and soft goods for all productions, including up to 8 different main stage productions per year, as well as up to 3 small (black box) productions and 3 summer Children's shows.  Was also responsible for Theatre for Young Audiences props, with up to 3 shows a year.

Helped establish the Academy for Young Actors, starting as program director and then helping to teach workshops on acting as well as makeup design, props, mask making, puppets, and tie dying.

Encore Creative - Scenic Consultant
City, STATE, 10/2014 - Current
Originally hired as linen and small prop coordinator.  Currently responsible for small props, floral containers (and their organization in a warehouse), and scenic painting.  I also assist sales people with creative solutions for small designs (including centerpieces and location vignettes).
Mesa Community College - Prop designer
City, STATE, 01/2016 - 02/2016
Designed and procured props for MCC main stage production of Three Sisters.
ASU School Of Film Dance And Theatre - Props designer
City, STATE, 10/2009 - 01/2010
Props Designer for main stage production of These Shining Lives.
Fort Peck Theatre - Set design and Scenic painter
City, STATE, 05/2016 - 05/2016
Designed the set for Man of La Mancha.  Painted and helped supervise actors to paint and build the set.
Young Rembrandts West Valley - Teacher Trainer and Drawing Teacher
City, STATE, 01/2006 - Current
Teach after school drawing lessons in a variety of elementary schools around the west Valley. Train new teachers for the same position.

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • University of Montana
Job Titles Held:
  • Prop designer and tour set designer
  • Props Manager
  • Scenic Consultant
  • Prop designer
  • Props designer
  • Set design and Scenic painter
  • Teacher Trainer and Drawing Teacher
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

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