Stagehands (Seasonal), Live Music & Entertainment

Avant Gardner Brooklyn , NY 11206

Posted 2 weeks ago

THE ROLE

We are seeking Part-Time, Seasonal Site Operations Stagehands in the East Williamsburg/Bushwick area from now through October with the possibility of extension.

WHO WE ARE

Avant Gardner is a live music entertainment brand, renowned for its annual Electric Zoo music festival and its 80,000 square foot flagship venue in East Williamsburg, which features the world famous Brooklyn Mirage.

Home to artists and performances from every musical genre, Avant Gardner is renowned as a global leader in electronic music. In 2022, DJ Mag named Avant Gardner the Best Large Venue in North America and the sixteenth (16th) best club in the world. The brands success stems from its unique combination of A-List-meets-underground programming, innovative venue design and state-of-the-art production capabilities.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Someone who is organized and detail-oriented
  • Someone who can prioritize and complete tasks as they are assigned
  • Someone who can exhibit professionalism and composure during challenging situations
  • Someone who possesses the ability to multitask, think on their feet, and problem-solve

THE JOB

The primary responsibility as a Site Operations Stagehand is to provide event-specific support to the rest of the site operations team and production team.

  • Reports to Site Operations Manager/Production Management
  • Perform regular opening/closing duties in addition to any event-specific duties assigned by the Site Operations Manager
  • Support Site Operations team during stage build and changeovers
  • Provide support for incoming touring teams during load in and load out
  • Work as support during show operating hours
  • Provide assistance during site operations deliveries
  • Maintain organization of PSA

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 1-2 years relevant work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and use proactive problem solving
  • A strong team player willing to lend help to ad-hoc tasks at short notice
  • Working knowledge of basic hand tools
  • Proficient in stagehand tasks
  • Owning hand tools including wrench and multi-tool at minimum

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be willing to work long shifts, including nights, weekends, and possible holidays
  • Must be willing to work outdoors (all seasons)
  • Must be able to move, pull, carry or lift at least 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work on your feet as well as stationary for at least 12 hours during events
  • Must be comfortable climbing ladders and being in lifts
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment with moderate to loud noise level
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