Family Life Ministries has an opening for a full-time Master Carpenter. Family Life, in its 66th year of ministry, has plans to build a new world-class headquarters in Corning, NY that will allow for the growth and expansion of our performing arts, events, and Hope & Healing counseling ministry departments, as well as our regional radio network which consists of nearly 70 broadcast signals in New York and Pennsylvania. For more information on Family Life and our future facility, visit

The Performing Arts Department is committed to presenting quality family friendly shows and events that uplift and inspire. We do this through our full-scale Mainstage Productions, Youth Theatre Productions, Concert Events, and our Youtheatre Workshops, which are held throughout New York and Pennsylvania. If you enjoy variety, working with your hands and all for God’s glory, this is for you.

The individual chosen to fill this position will have the opportunity of working with a talented team of over 60 staff members. An overwhelming sense of God’s call to use one’s talents and life to advance His work are necessary requirements to fill this position.

Family Life considers partnership with local churches and other Christian organizations/ministries a high priority. Integrity, excellence, teamwork, and a passion to serve characterize the ministry of Family Life. Email resume to or mail to Family Life: POB 506; Bath, NY 14810.


  • Become familiar with all scripts and set construction plans, drawings, renderings, and models and accurately convert them to scale
  • Help to formulate the creation of working drawings
  • Work hand in hand with the Set Designer and Director in both the brainstorming and design process
  • Facilitate, contribute to, and guide the careful, safe, and effective construction, installation, and maintenance of sets for Family Life’s productions
  • Assist the Performing Arts Department (PAD) Director with budgeting for all productions
  • Help PAD Director to determine a production schedule for set construction
  • Assist the PAD Director with planning construction projects to utilize space, time, materials, and tools in an efficient manner
  • Lead all set construction projects
  • Responsible for the safe construction, mounting, and rigging of all scenery and masking
  • Communicate regularly with PAD Director and other PAD staff
  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of all work areas
  • Assist PAD Director with problem solving during all phases of the production
  • Assist with load-ins, installs, set-ups, and strikes for all productions
  • Verify that all projects are built in accordance with the designs and drawings, and proactively consult with the Technical Director when questions arise or when a decision needs to be made regarding the building/rebuilding of a set piece
  • Assist with the technical elements of the production during technical rehearsals
  • Make repairs during the run of the show
  • Coordinate the strike of all scenic elements with the PAD Director
  • Supervise a crew during strike and make certain that tools and materials are stored and maintained properly
  • Attend production, design, and staff meetings as required
  • Attend technical rehearsals when needed
  • Strive to see the big picture and work toward anticipating and solving problems


  • Ability to read ground plans, sections, and other theatrical plans and convert them to scale
  • Ability to work with and train multi-skill level crews including professional staff, interns, over hire artisans, and volunteers
  • Must successfully demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of structural analysis as it pertains to theatre, as well as a working knowledge of a variety of construction skills
  • Proficient in the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of shop equipment
  • A working knowledge of PC computer skills; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and AutoCAD or Vectorworks
  • A valid driver’s license


  • Highly motivated, self-starter with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and managerial skills
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills including sensitivity to the needs of staff, designers, guest artists, and student performers
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and climb stairs and ladders comfortably
  • Knowledge of sound, lighting, painting, rigging, and metal working is beneficial but not required


  • Possesses a sense of humor and works well with others
  • Ability to plan and meet deadlines well in advance of set dates
  • Ability to “think outside the box”
  • Genuine desire for excellence
  • Interest in learning new things in various disciplines
  • Enjoy a creative environment
  • Punctual and energetic
  • An overwhelming sense of God’s calling to use one’s skills and talents to advance His work is a must for this position