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Employment Opportunities

Contracted Theatrical Technician

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, TX, USA


$11 to $13 Hourly

Employment Type


Contracted per show working under general supervision of Theater/Production Manager, support theater operation, rentals and internal programs; provide on/off‑site technical, house and facility support for all events in the Historic Guadalupe Theater. Duties include maintaining and operating inhouse lighting, audio and fly systems and equipment; and assisting during set up, operation and breakdown of various productions. Duties will require computer proficiency, a high level of selfmotivation and superior organizational skills. Work schedule will vary, based on event schedules. Must be available to work as needed.


EDUCATION: Educational attainment equivalent to a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent.

EXPERIENCE: 2‑3 years of experience in technical theater, including rigging, stage lighting, and/or sound design and board operation. Stage managing and or stage crew

JOB DUTIES: • Oversee and provide on‑site technical, house and facility support for all events • Provide professional guidance and assistance to rental groups to facilitate and enhance their use of the facilities. • Support the staging of theatrical lighting, sound, video and other equipment and/or assets, as required for individual performances. • Operate lights, sound and other equipment during rehearsals and production. • Report any technical theatre equipment malfunctions or needs. •e Prform related duties as assigned. • Attend technical planning meetings.

KNOWLEDGE OF: • Principles and methods, equipment and materials used to deliver event service requirements for a variety of events including concerts, theatrical productions and educational events. • Technical, operational and maintenance requirements for theater productions including lighting, sound, projections, rigging and scenery. • Stagecraft and stage operations, including rigging, sound, lighting, projections and set construction. • Basic electrical, electronic and mechanical principles as applied to stage equipment. • Organization and time management. • Customer service principles and techniques.

ABILITY TO: • Interpret and execute theater/production manager, directors’ and designers’ requests. • Interpret and apply technical terminology when working with renters, crew and maintenance personnel. • Operate current lighting control systems and equipment, sound, video and projection systems, stage rigging, elevators and machinery. • Work under general supervision. • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. • Organize and manage time effectively. • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

SUPERVISION AND WORKING CONDITIONS SUPERVISION: Works under general supervision of the Theater Manager. Technical guidance may be provided by Theater manager. No supervision of staff is exercised.


ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed both inside and outside in seasonal climate and weather conditions. Slippery surfaces, high elevations, cramped position, moving objects, oily conditions, dust, odors; high voltage, chemicals, noise and paint fumes may be encountered.

Physical demands including standing, bending, stooping, crawling, lifting up to fifty (50) pounds climbing ladders and flights of stairs, walking and sitting. Irregular work hours (e.g., evening, weekend) are required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Physical demands include climbing ladders and working from heights; standing for extended periods of time; heavy physical labor; visual and auditory acuity to maintain safety standards; dexterity of hands and fingers to safely and efficiently operate specialized tools and equipment; kneeling or crouching; bending at the waist; reaching overhead; above the shoulders and horizontally; hearing and speaking sufficient to ecxhange information.

HAZARDS: • Working on ladders or scaffolding at heights; working in a cramped or restrictive work area; Working on ladders or scaffolding at heights; working in a cramped or restrictive work area; working around and with machinery having moving parts; exposure to flying debris or nails.

About the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center:

GCAC is an iconic non‑profit community organization promoting chicano, latino and nativeamerica arts.