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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 060900
    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.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    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.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • 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.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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