UNCWs Office of the Arts serves the UNCW campus and the Wilmington community by shining a spotlight on the intellectual life of the campus through diverse and unique cultural programming. The Office of the Arts curates the UNCW Presents Series, manages Kenan Auditorium, and advocates for the arts on UNCWs campus and in the Wilmington community, in collaboration with the five academic arts departments and community partners.
UNCWs Office of the Arts participates in the cultural life of the region as a member of the NC Presenters Consortium and Arts North Carolina. UNCW is seeking applications of interest from candidates for temporary local stage crew positions to help with the variety of upcoming performances. We encourage applicants to submit an application for these positions if interested and qualified.
Please include a cover letter that indicates the type of position interested in based on descriptions noted below. Review of applications will be ongoing and as needed for performances. Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include assisting with the assembling, disassembling, and maintenance of stages during theater productions.
The positions receive general supervision from the Technical Director and have no supervisory responsibilities unless specifically appointed by the Technical Director. Other Important Functions Include: Clothing processes, sewing, cleaning, pressing and steaming, familiarity with construction and repair of costumes and accessories; OR knowledge of wig and hair processes Load and unload materials from trucks Assemble and disassemble parts Set up lighting, props and microphones Move and rearrange furniture Unload and set up road cases Perform spotlight operation during shows Construct and paint set pieces Set up risers and musical equipment Ensure props are affixed properly Assist with video, sound and light production Disassemble and store set pieces Ensure props are present at the beginning of a scene and taken away at the end Set up flats Dismantle scenery and other set pieces Work with electricians and lighting assistants Set up lights and microphones Operate sound and lighting systems Build and install scenery Operate scenery-moving machinery Clean stage and backstage before and after each production Handle, wash and repair wardrobe Other duties as assigned Knowledge of:
English grammar, spelling and punctuation University infrastructure, policies and procedures or ability to learn quickly General methods and problems related to theatrical production; Familiar with basic stage directions, terminology and theatrical equipment and materials Design principles and the ability to translate specifications, blueprints or drawings into real-world solutions if needed Maintenance procedures for lighting and/or sound equipment and routine theater maintenance Knowledge of stage properties, familiarity with construction of sets and scenes; OR knowledge of stage lighting techniques, controls and follow spot use; OR knowledge of sound techniques; OR knowledge of video production and playback techniques; OR knowledge of stage rigging techniques Safety rules and standards pertaining to backstage theater work Ability To: Work independently in the absence of supervision Understand and follow oral and written instructions Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: -making observations -communicating with others -reading and writing -recognizing and responding to questions -operating assigned equipment Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities that may include the following: -sitting/standing for extended periods of time -lifting a Some experience required Must be able to stand for extended periods of time Must be able to lift at least 50lbs
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