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Scenic Carpentry Apprentice

If you enjoy working with your hands and work well in a team, this theatre apprenticeship could be yours…

The National Theatre is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. Their work is also seen on tour throughout the UK and internationally, and in collaborations and co-productions with regional theatres.

A scenic carpenter in the performing arts is responsible for creating all aspects of stage scenery, using timber and other materials.

The Scenic Construction workshop is part of the Technical Department of the National Theatre and makes scenery for most of the NT shows and events.

The Apprentice Scenic Carpenter will learn highly transferable skills alongside gaining a knowledge of materials and stage craft that will open up not a just world of theatrical construction, but events, film, and TV as well.


  • Work to agreed deadlines, consulting at all times with the Head of Carpentry and Metal
  • Work on stage when required, installing, and repairing scenery
  • Assist with deliveries and storage
  • Work safely and follow Health & Safety policies and guidelines
  • Participate in other training as necessary and appropriate, including visiting other workplaces on placement
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head of Carpentry and Metal, or the Workforce Development Manager


  • You will be curious about the world, and keen to learn new things
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Have a helpful, positive and flexible approach and attitude
  • Be punctual and good at managing your own workload
  • Understand the importance of Health and Safety rules
  • Demonstrate a desire to become a Scenic Carpenter of the highest level


  • Follow this link to apply
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website