Stage Worker (Hourly City Worker)

City Of Thousand Oaks, CA Thousand Oaks , CA 91360

Posted 2 months ago

Ventura County

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Until filled or until 200 applicants


$12.00-$20.00 Hourly

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About Thousand Oaks

The City of Thousand Oaks, incorporated in 1964, is located in beautiful Ventura County, 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains. The City is surrounded by hundreds of square miles of open space. Within the City's 56 square miles, over 15,500 acres are publicly owned open space, containing 150 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or equestrian uses. Another source of pride in the community is the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, a beacon in the region featuring world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, plays, children's shows, ballet, and much more.

A balanced family-oriented community of 132,000 with a strong local economy, Thousand Oaks is home to excellent schools, outstanding parks, and numerous retail-shopping opportunities. The City has adopted a balanced budget with appropriate reserves throughout its history due to conservative management and adherence to long-term financial strategic plans. City Departments include City Manager's Office, City Attorney's Office, City Clerk, Human Resources, Finance, Community Development, Cultural Affairs, Library and Public Works. Police and Fire services are provided by Ventura County.

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2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Human Resources, 2nd Floor Thousand Oaks, 91362


The City is currently accepting applications to fill several part-time, hourly positions to work in the theatres at the Civic Arts Plaza. Under the direction of the Technical Directors and the theatre department leads, the Stage Workers assist with a variety of tasks related to theatre operations and maintenance. The schedule will involve working up to 19 hours per week, depending on assignment. The schedule includes working nights, weekends, and holidays. On occasion, the position may involve working additional hours in a week.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of theatre sound, lighting, and/or rigging systems during rehearsals, performances, concerts, and meetings

  • Assist in loading, unloading, fabrication, installation, and operation of lighting, sound, and rigging systems of theatrical settings and props

  • Perform heavy manual labor

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should:

  • Possess at least one year of experience working backstage in a live theatre setting or equivalent combination of training and experience

  • Have experience with multiple technical areas of theatre, such as: lighting, audio, carpentry and wardrobe

  • Have the ability to operate and maintain stage equipment including stage lighting instruments, microphones, speakers, curtains and drops

  • Be familiar with common hand tools and their uses; basics of electrical power and power tools

  • Be safety conscious and familiar with the occupational hazards and standard safety practices as they relate to stage work

  • Be able to read and follow a script

  • Understand and carry out verbal and written instructions

  • Communicate clearly and concisely with coworkers and production staff

  • Be a team player who works well with others

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent

Must have sufficient physical ability to climb ladders, lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing 50 pounds or more and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. In addition, must be able to work in various lighting conditions, including darkened walkways and stairwells.

Competencies include:

  • Customer-Focused

  • Responsible

  • Accountable

  • Critical Thinker

  • Safety Conscious

  • Technically Knowledgeable

Special Instructions

Filing Deadline: Apply Immediately; open until a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied for this opportunity.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE: Applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. This will be used throughout the process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications for the position.

Additional information about the City can be found on our website at The City of Thousand Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Female, minority and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.

For additional information or questions, please contact Human Resources staff at (805) 449-2144.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR THE DISABLED - The City of Thousand Oaks makes reasonable accommodation to the disabled. Individuals with disabilities needing accommodation in order to participate in the selection process must inform the staff of the Human Resources Department of the City of Thousand Oaks in writing no later than the final filing date as stated on the job flyer. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or perform the duties of the job for which applied.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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Stage Worker (Hourly City Worker)

City Of Thousand Oaks, CA