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Production Wage Pool

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Production Wage Pool
Role Title: Trades Technician I
Posting Number: SW0180080
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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 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 Wage Pool positions perform a variety of behind the scenes work to assist with live productions at the Moss Arts Center. Tasks may include assisting production technicians with lighting and sound set-up, assisting with scenery, and occasionally assisting performers. Positions require evening and weekend availability and punctuality. Previous theatrical experience and experience with safety protocols for stage, shop, and catwalk work are preferred.

Responsibilities may include:
- Move materials and supplies.
- Assist incoming performance groups.
- Assist with road-company lighting and sound equipment and scenery.
- Assist with motorized rigging.
- Assist with set-up of Moss Arts Center lighting and sound equipment and post-use tear-down.
- 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.
- 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, including safe practices.
- Experience in a technical skill area related to performing arts production.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:

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.

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.

How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting SW0180080, and attach a resume. Review of applications will begin 02-14-2018 and the posting will close 03-31-2018.

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: 1
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: 02/07/2018
Review Begin Date: 02/14/2018
Job Close Date: 03/31/2018
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.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/83834

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