Stagehand Job Description

Stagehand Job Description

October 16th, 2019

Also known as Stage Technicians, Stagehands are crew members who assist on sets. They work in television, film or theatre, helping with lighting, sound, props, and general scenery. Stagehands also set up equipment and help performers get into costume. Duties may vary based on the size and type of production.

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We are searching for a strong and dependable Stagehand to join our production company. The Stagehand’s responsibilities include setting up and testing sound, lighting, and other equipment, following the director’s instructions, assisting performers backstage, and making adjustments to sets. You should also keep the stage clean by sweeping between performances and removing any waste.

To be successful as a Stagehand, you should enjoy working with your hands and be prepared to learn new skills on the job. Outstanding candidates are self-starters with a can-do attitude and excellent attention to detail.

Stagehand Responsibilities:

  • Moving, setting up, and testing lighting, sound, props, and other equipment according to set requirements.
  • Building sets and performing a variety of backstage and maintenance tasks.
  • Assembling equipment and support structures and breaking them down when the show is over.
  • Making set adjustments when necessary.
  • Inspecting lighting, sound, and other equipment, and ensuring that everything is plugged into the correct power source.
  • Assisting performers with wardrobe changes and other miscellaneous tasks.
  • Ensuring all signs or banners are put up inside and around the production venue.
  • Sweeping the stage between shows and removing any backstage waste products.
  • Running errands when required and constantly expanding your skillset.

Stagehand Requirements:

  • High school diploma.
  • A two or four-year degree in a relevant discipline may be required.
  • Evidence of on-the-job training is required.
  • A completed apprenticeship would be advantageous.
  • Experience in carpentry, electronics, or construction would be a plus.
  • Excellent stamina and strength.
  • Ability to collaborate with others.
  • Willingness to work after hours and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to focus under pressure and follow instructions.

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