Employment at MSM

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Part-Time Stagehand, Production Department

Position Description

Title: Part-Time Stagehand
Department: Production Department
Reports To: Associate Director of Production
Internal Contacts: Staff, Faculty, Students
External Contacts: Overhire Workers
Employment Status: Part-time; Non-exempt; Union
Start Date: Rolling
Hourly Pay Rate: $25.38/hour


  • Performs work covered by MSM’s collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 1 for load-ins, strikes, rehearsals, classes, concerts, and other performances as a general stagehand and/or electrician.
  • Part-Time Stagehand does not have a set schedule or guaranteed hours. A range of shifts are available including, daytime, evening, and weekends. Shifts are assigned by individual availability. Rate is $25.38/hour.

Job Requirements

  • Experience as a theatrical stagehand.
  • Knowledge of safe practices and common theatrical conventions preferred.
  • For general production crew calls:
    Familiarity with ETC lighting consoles, basic A/V systems, traditional orchestral & contemporary musical equipment.
  • For opera & musical theater crew calls:Strong background in one or more of the following:
    • Scenic carpentry
    • Scenic painting
    • Theatrical rigging
    • Projection systems and installation
    • Theatrical lighting
  • Professional demeanor, superior communication skills, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solution-oriented and skilled in collaboration.
  • Willingness to provide a safe and professional performance environment to all members of the MSM community, including Students, Faculty, Staff, and Patrons, while supporting the goals of the school and maintaining and preserving the physical integrity of the performance venues.
  • Ability to stand for long periods, work at height as required, and consistently lift 50 pounds, preferred

Contact Information

Send letter of application and résumé including references with subject line “Part Time Stagehand” to:

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