Casual - Theater Operations Support

Princeton, NJ
Feb 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Performing Arts Services - 61104

Position Summary
The Theater Operations Support provides recurring operational support for event rehearsals and productions at Richardson Auditorium. Additionally, this position provides periodic event support at Taplin Auditorium, Frist Theater, and other venues throughout the University. With technical expertise, the Support provides all manner of production services including lighting, audio, video, rigging, staging, and stage management.

In supporting the direction of the Performing Arts Services Production Manager, the Support performs in a variety of roles to assist with production including music, dance, and theater events, lectures, and conferences. In preparation for events, the Support provides setup support of stage elements, including chairs, stands, platforms, risers, scenery and instruments. The Support participates in load-in and load-out of equipment, including the use of a stage lift. Depending on the needs, the Support supports the setup of the technical equipment, including lighting console setup, focus of units, and any additional audio-visual requirements. During rehearsals and performances, the Support will serve a number of possible functions, including but not limited to: deckhand, stage manager, lighting console operator, or event assistant.

The Support helps maintain a safe and compliant environment, which meets the OSHA and University requirements for worker, performer, and patron safety. The Support ensures that all stage elements are secure and safe. The Support understands that the expertise level of the presenters varies, and is capable of being flexible as well as supportive throughout all phases of the production process. The Support is capable of supporting conventional and non-conventional venues, i.e. outdoor or multi-purpose spaces, throughout the University.

The Theater Operations Support provides excellent support and service to students, faculty, staff, and external clients. He or she will be directed by the full-time staff to exceed client expectations with a supportive and helpful manner.

Essential Qualifications
- Experience in technical theater operations, preferably in a University setting or comparable experience in the live event industry
- Willingness and ability to work with a flexible schedule, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays and long hours

The final candidate will be required to pass a background check and post-offer, pre-employment physical screening successfully.

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience and understanding of at least one of the following production elements: lighting systems, instruments, and design

Directory Title

Job Function
Casual Hourly
TMP 020
Standard Hours

Part Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
10 - 30 hours per week
Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
High School or Equivalent
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Proposed Start Date
End Date, if a Term Appointment

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EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


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