Job Information

University of Utah Theatrical Technician Overhire in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/02/2021

Requisition Number PRN11341N

Job Title Theatrical Technician

Working Title Theatrical Technician Overhire

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 18

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

The schedule is variable can include evenings and weekends. It is determined by the individual show call demands.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00491 - Kingsbury Hall

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 18.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The stage technician performs a variety of tasks associated with presenting live and broadcast productions. The technician will be primarily responsible for supporting the stage needs of events in Kingsbury Hall and other venues supported by UtahPresents. Assignments can include general stage hand work (wardrobe, rail, deck, load-in/outs, etc.), electrician work, audio-video, camera operations, and other aspects of presenting live entertainment. A stage technician is not expected to be proficient in all departments, but should have at least one area of experience.

Hours for this position are variable, dependent upon the needs of specific shows and projects. Assignments can vary project to project, working as a specialist for one show and as a general stage hand for another. Technicians will be supervised and work alongside the full-time staff of Kingsbury Hall.

Events include the UtahPresents series, rentals and college events, spanning live music, convocations, lectures, film, dance, theatre, and mixed arts. Supported venues include proscenium theatres, black box spaces, concert halls, and found spaces ranging from atriums to fields to museum spaces to Vimeo. Most venues are on the University of Utah campus, but others may be located along the Wasatch Front.

UtahPresents is a mission driven, non-profit, campus-based arts presenter located at the University of Utah with a focus on bringing diverse artistic and cultural experiences to the campus and the region. As stewards of the iconic Kingsbury Hall, UtahPresents provides a valuable gathering space for community events and campus partners. UtahPresents values individuals who can actively contribute to the diversity of viewpoints, cultural background, experiences, and expertise of our staff.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at our location if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


· Two years directly related professional experience in one or more of the following areas: theatrical electrician, live or broadcast audio, projection, event streaming, rigging, stage-hand, wardrobe, event streaming, film, or related field.

· Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program content. Strong coordination and organizational skills required to prioritize conflicting deadlines.

· Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

· Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


· Excellent follow-through and the ability to work unsupervised

· Take direction from supervisor and performing the task the way they want it done

· Work in a variety of positions, ranging from hanging soft-goods to focusing lighting fixtures to wrapping sound cable to loading trucks.

· Work a theatre schedule, knowing that not all events happen Monday thru Friday, between nine am and five pm.

· Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

· Be a willing and collaborative participant in the department and campus community

· Other duties as assigned by supervisor


· A steady energy level and a calm demeanor

· Must be able to withstand long hours of concentrated physical activity, including reaching overhead and lifting 50+ pounds

· Climb ladders and work at heights over 20 feet

· Move heavy equipment, work with a variety of power tools and electronic systems.

· Physical limitations cannot totally hinder the ability to perform tasks

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of full time professional experience in one or all of the above listed skills technical theatrical skills required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


· Prior involvement in one of the performing arts desirable.

· Experience with projection mapping

· Experience with networked AV

· Entertainment software, including QLab

· Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task

· Ability to deal effectively with a variety of personalities and skill levels

· Ability to meet clients in an informed, assertive and hospitable manner

· Sound decision-making ability and creative problem-solving skills

· Team based approach to work environment

· Must be tenacious, flexible and possess a sense of humor appropriate to the audience at hand.

Special Instructions Summary

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at our location if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.