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Open Position Title: Stagehand

Reports to: Technical Director

Status: On-Call; Hourly; Non-Exempt

Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Technical Director the Stagehand is responsible for the set-up, operation and striking of small to large-scale audiovisual systems for live events as well as virtual/livestreaming events while ensuring the utmost in performer/guest satisfaction.
  • Troubleshoots technical issues and resolve problems quickly as they arise.
  • Complies with all VCA security and safety measures.
  • Ensures equipment is secure from theft and/or damage when in use.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with all users/staff through effective communication.
  • Collaborates with internal team on event solutions pre-event and during event to ensure the best possible customer satisfaction.
  • Performs advanced work (pre/during/post event) with operations team members.
  • Assists production team with proper security, storage, transportation, and maintenance of equipment.

Qualifications

  • 1+ years of field experience preferred.
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse work force, customer base and management.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use fingers and hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Specific hearing abilities required by this job include bilateral hearing.

Work is performed in an indoor environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust. The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes. Team members will use high-end audio visual/lighting equipment and electrical components, and will be exposed to heights via lifts/catwalks and ladders.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Vashon Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Compensation/Hours

This is an on-call, hourly, non-exempt position that does not include health or dental benefits. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience. Working times will include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Application deadline: Ongoing

To Apply

Please submit (1) a cover letter describing your relevant work and life experience and interest in working at Vashon Center for the Arts and (2) a current resume highlighting relevant work experience.  Applications should be emailed to employment@VashonCenterfortheArts.org.  No phone calls please.

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Vashon Center for the Arts will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.