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Information regarding temporary positions: Applications for temporary positions are held for 60 days.  You will not receive a response to your application unless you are selected for an interview.  If you have not been contacted within 60 days and you are still interested in a job with the City, reapply.

Stage Assistant I

  • Type:Temporary
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$12.76 - $14.36 per hour
  • Posted Date:09/26/2016

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The Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) is located in the Antelope Valley, and is owned and operated by the City of Lancaster. LPAC consists of a 758 seat main stage proscenium theatre and the 110 seat Black Box Theatre. LPAC presents over 200 performances annually of musicals, comedy, Country, Bluegrass, Celtic, Rock, Ballet, Modern dance, Symphony, along with working outdoor events throughout the year.

The Position:
The Stage Assistant I performs all duties under the supervision of the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director. The duties include, but are not limited to, the following: perform as running crew for season and rental theatrical events, assist with: light hangs - focus calls – scenic/soft good hangs - set up of stage sound plots; operate follow spot; counterweight fly system; wardrobe duties; unload and load trucks; maintain and clean all technical theatre areas and equipment. Must be available to work weekdays, evening hours, weekends, and holidays.

All candidates must have at least two years prior stage hand experience in the performing arts, or have taken High school/College level Stage Craft/Lighting/Sound classes, or possess experience and knowledge equal to the class work; must be reliable and responsible; be able to work under supervision, and to plan, organize and implement technical theatre tasks; must possess a valid California driver’s license.

This position requires the ability to follow oral and written instructions and to work well with people. Additionally, it requires a strong knowledge and work history of technical theatre in lighting, sound, rigging, and/or stage management, or a combination of these areas.

Salary: $12.76 - $14.36 per hour; dependent on experience.

Hours: Hours vary depending on performing season from 0 - 24 hrs/week. There are no guaranteed minimum hours for this position.

Selection Procedure:
Candidates must submit a City application and resume to: Human Resources Department, City of Lancaster, 44933 Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534. Telephone: (661) 723-6000.  Open until filled.

The City of Lancaster is an EEO/AA/ADA employer 07/10

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