Scenic Carpenter — Pre-professional

Mills James has an immediate opportunity for creative scenic carpenter to join the Mills James Experience Group. As a participant in the Pre-Professional Program, the scenic carpenter is responsible for safe and timely assistance with the construction and installation of scenic and staging projects for live events. Some travel and the ability to multitask are required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and other duties that may be assigned. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assists in the coordination of shop build, packaging of scenic elements and its transport, installation, strike, and storage

  • Assumes a construction role in both shop and on event location projects

  • Follows all safety procedures to ensure the safety of the crew, clients, and audiences.

  • Assists in the cleaning and maintenance of the shop and warehouse

  • Pickup and delivery of scenic elements, materials, and tools


  • High School degree with a minimum of two years’ experience as a scenic carpenter in broadcast, film, theatre, live entertainment scenic fabrication industry

  • Strong carpentry skills and knowledge of various construction means and methods

  • Hands-on approach related to carpentry, fabrication, paint, soft goods, print, and logistics.

  • Ability to read construction drawings, layouts, and scenic documentation

  • A high degree of adaptability to a continually changing environment

  • Valid driver’s license required. Required to obtain US Passport and medical card if necessary. Must be available for 40% travel and work flexible hours.

The Pre-Professional Program

Mills James Pre-Professional [Pre-Pro] Program is an intensive training program for college graduates and individuals who have trained at specialized schools for careers in the creative media production industry. The Pre-Pro Program attracts applicants with varied talents and exceptional backgrounds, experiences and education. A good Pre-Pro experience can provide participants with valuable industry experience and contacts. Due to the high demand for these positions, Mills James employs a rigorous selection process, and holds Pre-Pro participants to the same high standards as the company’s associates. Pre-Pros work 40+ hours per week during their six-month “audition.” While Pre-Pros’ skill sets need not cover the full range that would be required for full-time associates, candidates must display a strong willingness to learn and show initiative to get the most out of their experience.

Mills James, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Your Right to Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.