McCarter Theatre Center is accepting applications for the position of Stage Technician. McCarter is an equal opportunity employer, deeply committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. The successful candidate will join the 10-person Stage Operations team in providing exceptional backstage support for McCarter’s varied programming. Applicants should have the ability to read and understand technical drawings, sound, and lighting plots; and demonstrated proficiency in industry-standard computer programs. Competency with Video Projection equipment - installation, programming, troubleshooting – is a definite plus; working knowledge of sound and lighting are also necessary.
Responsibilities include working load-ins, strikes, technical rehearsals, and running shows as assigned. The ideal candidate will be a strategic problem solver; possess strong organizational and communication skills; work collaboratively as a team member; and be committed to maintaining safe working practices. Other duties include equipment maintenance, and assisting with stage operations projects as assigned. Position requirements include the ability to lift and maneuver up to 75 pounds, to climb and work on ladders/lifts at elevations up to 70 feet, and the ability to drive vans and box trucks (valid driver’s license). The Stage Technician reports to the Stage Supervisor. Full-time seasonal employment regularly runs mid-August to June.
Base salary of $820/week plus overtime. Benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid vacation, sick and personal time, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and a 403 (b) retirement plan. Candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to email@example.com with the position title in the subject line. Please let us know how you became aware of this opportunity. No phone calls please.
About McCarter Theatre Center
MISSION: SUPPORTING EXCELLENCE AND THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION
McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. McCarter's audience is truly a regional one. Over 200,000 people come to McCarter each season from all twenty-one counties in New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, New York and twenty-three additional states.