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Production Services Wage Pool

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Production Services Wage Pool
Role Title: Trades Technician II
Posting Number: SW0170859
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Position Summary:

These positions are not available to Virginia Tech students. VT students should not apply through this site but may contact the Moss Arts Center directly to inquire about available student positions.

The Moss Arts Center Production Services Wage Pool opens/closes each January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. You are responsible for reapplying each quarter for your application to remain active.

The Production Services Wage Pool positions perform a variety of behind the scenes work to assist with live productions at the Moss Arts Center. Positions require previous theatrical experience and tasks may include unloading trucks, carpentry (use of power and hand tools) , moving scenery, setting up and/or operating lighting and sound equipment, and occasionally assisting performers. Positions require evening and weekend availability, punctuality, the ability to lift heavy loads, work on ladders, and comfort with heights. Position requires previous experience with safety protocols for stage, shop, and catwalk work.

Responsibilities may include:
- Move equipment and supplies.
- Load and unload equipment of incoming performance groups.
- Install road-company lighting and sound equipment and scenery.
- Load and unload weight from counterweight rigging system. Assist with motorized rigging.
- Hang Moss Arts Center lighting equipment and set up Moss Arts Center sound equipment; tear-down after use.
- Clean stages, storage, and other work areas.
- Perform cleaning and light-duty maintenance of stage, lighting, sound, and related equipment.
- Perform light-duty carpentry and painting.
- Launder and press performer costumes and wardrobe.
- Operate control consoles for lighting, audio, and video systems.
- Operate “fly” system for raising and lowering scenery, lighting, etc.
- Operate motorized systems.
- Perform non-operator tasks during the run of a show, including moving scenery and microphones, assisting with wardrobe, etc.
- Assist with intermission changeovers and stage resets.

Required Qualifications:

- Experience in a maintenance or laborer environment, including safe practices.
- Experience working as part of a team.
- Proven record of punctuality.
- Willingness and ability to work evening and weekend hours.
- Strong communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Performing arts production services experience.
- Experience in a technical skill area related to performing arts production.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Must be able to frequently move and handle items weighing up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to frequently climb stairs and ladders.
Must be able to occasionally work at heights and in tight spaces.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at, posting SW0170859, and submit a resume. Review of applications will begin 11-10-17 and the posting will close 12-31-2017.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 50
Pay Band: 2
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Center for the Arts at VT
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: variable
Posting Date: 10/26/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/10/2017
Job Close Date: 12/31/2017
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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