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17 May 2022


Stage Technician

California Institute of Technology  Pasadena, California, United States

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Job Description

Stage Technician


Job Category:
Fulltime Regular

Exempt Overtime Eligible:
Overtime Eligible

Benefits Eligible:
Benefit Based

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.


Job Summary

The Event Productions unit, situated within the Office of Strategic Communications, connects Caltech to the broader community and donors through the presentation of high-quality public events and programs. These programs may include the presentation of researchers and lecturers from Caltech as well as professional artists and performers from a broad range of disciplines. This Stage Technician position supports all programs held in the Caltech auditoriums and on the Beckman Mall, and is an integral member of the event production group that may be called upon to support programs, recordings, or activities important to the work of OSC more broadly. The Stage Technician will be a member of the professional staff that will perform a variety of tasks involved in stage production including; audio engineering/system set-up and support, lighting installation/focus, light board operation, follow spot operation, projection system operation, staging/equipment installation, Zoom and other virtual performance platforms, and operation for scheduled events.

This is a full-time position. The work schedule is assigned based on the event schedule. Some evening and weekend work required and some overtime is to be expected.

The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively with team members in Event Production, Public Programming, and more broadly across OSC and campus. The ability to adeptly identify and execute the goals, objectives, and needs of an event and to execute the work in a manner that is both professional and respectful of all involved is essential.


Essential Job Duties

  • Lighting support for scheduled events in the Caltech auditoriums. Work in collaboration with production staff to execute light hangs, focus, strike, and restoration of all production lighting equipment. Operate light boards for select events. Operate follow spot for select events.
  • Audio support for scheduled events in the Caltech auditoriums. Work in collaboration with production staff to execute audio load-ins, sound checks, performances, strike and restoration of all production audio equipment. Operate sound consoles for select events.
  • Audio/Visual support for scheduled events in the Caltech auditoriums. Work in collaboration with production staff to execute set up and operation of audio/visual equipment including projectors, computers, video playback and recording equipment, etc.
  • Assist with maintenance and operation of auditorium systems and equipment including lighting, audio, rigging, staging, etc.
  • Perform the physical duties necessary for the set-up and strike of all scheduled events.
  • Supporting events and programming that extend outside of the auditoria but are vital to OSC and the Caltech community.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Perform work in accordance with Institute and regulatory agencies (e.g. OSHA) safety standards and practices.


Basic Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to apply advanced technical skills in event support and services.
  • Ability to evaluate and apply standard techniques, tools, materials, procedures and/or equipment to accomplish tasks.
  • Expertise and experience in adequately troubleshooting equipment malfunctions, modifications, upgrades, repairs, etc.
  • Ability to use hand tools and electronic instruments.
  • Proficiency in the operation of theatrical technical equipment including lighting instruments, dimmers, follow spots, lighting control surfaces, audio consoles, microphones, wireless microphone systems, and projection systems.
  • Effective problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner, and also collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license throughout the course of employment. A pre-employment background investigation is required.
  • Physical strength to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis, including moving stage sets and props, audio equipment and lighting equipment. Agility to bend in all directions, climb stairs and ladders, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather. Demonstrate the ability to practice and adhere to organizational values.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with programming ETC lighting consoles. (ETC Ion).
  • Proficiency in the operation of digital mixing consoles (Yamaha CL5, Allen and Heath GLD, Yamaha PM5D).
  • Proficiency in the operation of video switchers and PowerPoint/Keynote presentation software.


Required Documents

  • Resume


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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Stage Technician
California Institute of Technology
 Pasadena, California, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: audio, communication, lighting, production, stage, and theatre. States: California.

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