|Title: ||Theater Technical Assistant|
|Pay Grade: ||15|
|Pay Range |
Purpose of Classification:
|Assists in the construction of scenery and/or costumes, setting up seating, equipment and stage sets, loading and unloading equipment from trucks, transporting show personnel and cargo, installing lighting equipment, sewing costumes and creating accessories.|
|This is first in a series of two classifications. This classification requires a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of each performance. Incumbents may be required to lift heavy equipment.|
Example of Duties:
- Assists in the construction and dismantling of stage sets using power and hand tools; moves scenery on and off stage.
- Sets up and positions seating, musical equipment and stands, microphones, backdrops and projection screens.
- Installs lighting equipment by following directions on lighting plot and focuses lighting.
- Runs lighting and sound boards for small events and routinely runs spot lights.
- Makes adjustments at rehearsal such as re-aiming lights and adding or re-positioning microphones.
- Loads and unloads equipment and props from trucks.
- Teaches students to build scenery with the use of hand and power tools; assigns work and monitors quality of work of students.
- Maintains tools and equipment in good working order by making minor repairs.
- Transports show personnel and cargo between hotel, airport and performance site.
- Inventories and recommends purchase of supplies and equipment.
- Stitches costumes and develops patterns from sketches using flat pattern method or drapery method.
- Designs and constructs costume accessory pieces for hats, jewelry and shoes.
- Maintains costumes including laundering, ironing and pressing clothing.
- Styles wigs and applies makeup to accompany costume.
- Sweeps and mops floors.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Skill in the use of sewing machines.
- Skill in the use of hand tools and power tools.
- Skill in the use of stage makeup, wigs and accessories.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- Two years theatrical/stage or costume production and maintenance experience; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
- Some positions may require possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment.