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Stanford University Stage Technician in Stanford, California

Stage Technician

Arts, Stanford, California, United States


Post Date Aug 15, 2022

Requisition # 95841

Stanford University is one of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanford’s future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.

Stanford Live is Stanford University’s professional performing arts presenter. With its main home in Bing Concert Hall and landmark venues across campus—including Frost Amphitheater—Stanford Live presents a wide range of the finest performances from around the world fostering a vibrant learning community and providing distinctive experiences through the performing arts.

The Stage Technician reports to the Production Manager and primarily supports Bing Concert Hall with a focus on stage management, stage systems and general maintenance and production support of Stanford Live, the Department of Music and other users of the facility. Additional responsibilities include cross-departmental support of other production team members. Support for Stanford Live performances in other campus and off campus venues will be required. Communicate to the Directors of Operations and Production progress, success and any areas of concern.

The Stage Technician maintains high standards of craftsmanship, efficiency and safety in all productions and events. Stanford Live venues are technically complex and require a high-level understanding of audio, video, lighting and rigging.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide technical assistance as needed for all events. Work includes oversight from setup to strike.

  • Perform equipment maintenance and inventory activities, as needed.

  • Provide and assemble equipment for events including electrical, lighting, sound, staging, and video equipment.

  • Serve as stage manager for performances as appropriate. Work with the artists to efficiently manage the flow of performance. Serve as the point of communication between backstage and the front of house manager.

  • Serves as light board programmer and operator for productions when appropriate.

  • Assists at load-in, notes sessions, technical rehearsals, and strike of productions.

  • Collaborate with the production team with training new contingent staff.

  • Partner with artist representatives to ensure compliance with all venue rules. Ensures compliance with Stanford policy and protocol.

  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with outside vendors, including leveraging/negotiating favorable arrangements for Stanford Live whenever possible.

  • Keeps current with industry trends in systems and best practices to accommodate the needs and requirements of our artist.

Please note that this position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered hybrid. The position will also work evenings, weekends, and holidays based on production and event schedule requirements.

To be successful, you will bring:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in theater and event production such as stage management, backline, lighting, video, and general venue operations.

  • Strong events planning, project management, administrative and organizational abilities required. Communicate with diplomacy and professionalism.

  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and always maintain confidentiality.

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Google Suite required. Drafting ability in Vectorworks and/or AutoCAD highly desirable.

  • Broad knowledge and interest in performing arts preferred.

  • General proficiency in all major areas of concert production

  • Knowledge of job-related health/safety issues and ability to identify potential hazards. Read, understand, and follow safety procedures.

  • Ability to work at heights, around moving machinery, and with exposure to noise, vibration, dust, and drafts within an OSHA compliant environment.

  • Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. for short distances.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Demonstrates commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Valid California Non-commercial Driver's License.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Ourcultureandunique perksempower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law .

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4372

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: G

  • Requisition ID: 95841