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ViacomCBS Head Stagehand - Props in New York, New York

REF#: 38263

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


This is the Property Department Head in Studio 50 - the Ed Sullivan Theater, supporting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and other productions and activities at the theater. This is a full-time staff IATSE Local One position.

This person is responsible for supervising the Extra Stagehands assigned to his/her team. Although this stagehand position is primarily responsible for all production props-related tasks, this person will when necessary assist the other Head Stagehands even if the tasks are not props-related. In addition to physical props, the property department is responsible for keeping the entire set clean; the stage floor buffed; the theater seats clean and in good working order, etc. More generally this person is responsible for doing any and all stage-related work required by the production that falls under the jurisdiction of the CBS-IATSE Local One collective bargaining agreement. This position works closely with the other Stagehands, Designers, Stage Manager, Producers, Writers, Talent, PAs, Pages, Interns, and any other production personnel. This position reports to the CBS/GMO Production Manager assigned to The Late Show.


  • This person requires prior experience as a stagehand assigned to the property department of television production.

  • The theatrical stagehand experience is a plus.

  • This person must be familiar with how television productions work.

  • This person must be able to work well with everyone else associated with the production regardless of their position.

  • This person must be able to function effectively under tight deadlines and high-stress situations.

FUNCTION: Production

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

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