Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tucson: Tech position - Job Posting for UAPresents


Now Hiring: Theater Technical Assistant (multiple hires) – Job #35932


Position Summary

These on-call positions will assist in the construction of scenery and/or costumes, setting up seating, equipment and stage sets, loading and unloading equipment from trucks, transporting show personnel and cargo, installing lighting equipment, sewing costumes and creating accessories.  These are on-call positions with varying hours.  The rate of pay is between $10 - $14 per hour, depending on experience.


Duties and Responsibilities

* Assists in the construction and dismantling of stage sets using power and hand tools; moves scenery on and off stage, under the supervision of the UApresents Technical staff and/or road company technicians.

* 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 soundboards for small events and routinely runs spotlights.

* 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.

* Transports show personnel and cargo between hotel, airport and performance site.

* Inventories and recommends purchase of supplies and equipment.

* Stitches costumes and develops patterns from sketches using flat pattern method or drapery method.

* Designs and constructs costume accessory pieces for hats, jewelry and shoes.

* Maintains costumes including laundering, ironing and pressing clothing.

* Styles wigs and applies makeup to accompany costume.

* Sweeps and mops floors. 


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.



To apply, please complete an on-line application for job #35932 at http://www.uacareertrack.com/.  Please be prepared to electronically attach a letter of interest and a resume.


The review of applications will begin August 21, 2006.


The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history.


The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer - M/W/D/V.

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