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Theater Technical Assistant (UPDATED) (On Call/Part Time) (Multiple Positions)

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Position Information

Title Theater Technical Assistant (UPDATED) (On Call/Part Time) (Multiple Positions)
Department School of Music (3503)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: The number of vacancies has been updated from ‘One’ to ‘Multiple’. As a result, the review date has been extended to 10/3/17.

Assists in all aspects of theatre production including but not limited to: the construction of scenery, setting up seating, equipment and stage sets, loading and unloading equipment from trucks, and installing lighting equipment. This classification requires a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of each performance. Incumbents may be required to lift heavy equipment.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assists in the construction and dismantling of stage sets using power and hand tools; moves scenery on and off stage.
  • Sets up and positions seating, musical equipment and stands, microphones, backdrops and projection screens.
  • Installs lighting equipment by following directions on lighting plot and focuses lighting.
  • Runs lighting and sound boards for small events and routinely runs spot lights.
  • Makes adjustments at rehearsal such as re-aiming lights and adding or re-positioning microphones.
  • Loads and unloads equipment and props from trucks.
  • Teaches students to build scenery with the use of hand and power tools; assigns work and monitors quality of work of students.
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good working order by making minor repairs.
  • Inventories and recommends purchase of supplies and equipment.
  • Sweeps and mops floors.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Skill in the use of hand tools and power tools.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Ability to effectively manage others.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Two years of theatrical/stage or costume production and maintenance experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Some positions may require possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time On Call
Number of Hours Worked per Week 19.6
Job Category Trades and Maintenance
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay TBD
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23987
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 09/25/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

For more information please contact:
Carson Scott, Technical Director

Open Date 09/14/2017
Review Start Date 10/03/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have two years theatrical/stage or costume production and maintenance experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents