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Milwaukee Repertory Theater Seeks Assistant Stagehand

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Seeks Assistant Stagehand

Position: Assistant Stagehand
Department: Production
Supervisor: Technical Director & Resident I.A.T.S.E. Crew
Status: Seasonal, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Dates: Late August- Late May

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Stagehand. The Assistant Stagehand (ASH) is an integral part of our Resident Crew, and will work alongside the I.A.T.S.E. stagehands from load-in to strike of Milwaukee Rep productions. The ASH will have hands on learning in the assembly of both static and automated scenery and will learn how to efficiently run the backstage scenery and props. Additional opportunities in scenery construction and hands on experience in other technical areas may be available. This is a full time, seasonal position focusing on carpentry and props with both day and evening hours.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with I.A.T.S.E stagehands to load-in Rep productions and events
• Assist stagehands with the preset and running of scenery and props
• Assist resident crew with creating and maintaining a safe stage and work areas
• Other duties as assigned 

Skills and Qualifications
• Bachelors degree in technical theatre or equivalent experience
• Able to clearly communicate with stagehands, actors, stage managers, and production staff
• Adaptable to new situations
• Able to work as a team member and maintain a positive attitude
• Must be able to multi-task, maintain paperwork, and be detail oriented
• Interest in further practical experience in technical theatre

Physical Demands
• Able to stand and walk for long periods of time and to lift 50 lbs with or without assistance

Compensation and Schedule
This position is full time with the bulk of the hours happening on nights and weekends as the performance schedule dictates. Longer days are to be expected during load-ins and tech weeks. This position is paid hourly at $9.20 per hour and is eligible for overtime.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and the contact information for 3 professional references to: with the subject line [Position Title] – [Your Last Name], eg. Assistant Stagehand – Anderson. No phone calls, please. 

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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