Join our Set Construction team
Can you operate an electric drill without turning the screw into iron filings? Can you use a drop saw without dropping your arm into its path? Can you hammer in a nail without giving yourself concussion? Can you screw two pieces of wood together without screwing it up? Have you got spare time on Sunday mornings?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you might be interested in joining Growl’s set construction crew. The pay is utterly awful (there isn’t any) but the work is creative and the company … well we think it is at least tolerable.
By “crew”, we presently mean about three people, which is not enough. We’re really wanting to grow that team.
To do set construction, you need to be good with tools, and good with being able to imagine the end result and work out safe and economical way of making it happen. We’re not specifically wanting “set designers” – that is a really fun part of it sure, but we definitely need practical people who can actually build the stuff. If you can design it and help build it, then all the better.
We usually do three plays a year and think we’ve got a pretty good name for the quality of our sets. We’re absolutely open to people of any background as long as you’re open to working co-operatively with others.
Doing set construction for any show would typically involve about four to six Sunday mornings from first construction to final painting, depending on the complexity of the set. We usually start at 8 or 9 in the morning and go until about 1pm. The construction days are busy and pretty fast moving – you’ll definitely be likely to burn off some energy. You don’t have to have your own tools, but it’d definitely help.
Volunteering for set design doesn’t mean you can’t do anything else. In fact, we’d love it if you want to help out or be involved in other areas. We like to think we’re a fun group!
If you’re interested, shoot us a message on , attention Jason.