Job Details
Wright Center Stagehand
Staff: Occasional or Temporary Part-time Staff
110545 Wright Center Operations
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Responsible for assisting with the running and maintenance of the performance venues for productions, concerts and events.


  • Load and unload equipment and materials from trucks
  • Set up lighting and audio equipment
  • Unload and set up road cases
  • Perform spotlight operation during shows
  • Set up risers and musical equipment
  • Assist with video, sound, and light production
  • Work with electricians and lighting designers
  • Help carpenters build and install scenery
  • Operate fly rail 
  • Load weight on fly rail 
  • Clean-up and maintain stage and backstage area 
  • Run cabling and tape-out 
  • Operate sound, lighting and video boards and equipment
  • Perform as run crew for productions 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Stamina, to work long hours
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. waist high, and able to assist with set up for events as directed throughout shift
  • Ability to move 50 lbs. of equipment
  • Ability to climb steps repeatedly
  • Ability to descend/ascend ramps and inclines/declines
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Work in a fast-paced, busy environment with environmental conditions such as noise, heights, dark/dim/absence of lighting
  • Ability to bend, stretch, reach and kneel without restriction
  • Ability to safely climb and perform duties on ladders
  • Ability to work at heights and work on catwalks
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Knowledge of stage directions and theatrical and venue terminology
  • Experience working with electrical equipment and power tools
  • Be aware of health and safety legislation and procedures for electrical safety, lifting and handling, disposal of hazardous waste, etc.
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Work effectively, safely and collaboratively with a range of different departments
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Common sense and perception
  • Punctuality and dependability 
  • Stay calm under pressure 
  • Knowledge of Samford and the university's values and culture
As Needed (PT)