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Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Chicago, IL
Production House

Expires: 06/09/19

Pay

$15.81 per hour

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the occasional, part-time position of 1700 Theatre Technical Posse Member to assist and fill in for the Technical Coordinator as needed.

The 1700 Theatre is home to LookOut: Steppenwolfs performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Each night is different: music, dance, theatre, improv, and the occasional collaboration with a Chicago storefront theatre for a longer running production. The theatre is staffed separately from the larger Upstairs and Downstairs Theatres next door; the space boasts one full-time technician who coordinates load-in, rehearsal, performances, and load-out. We are seeking Chicago theatre technicians to assist the Technical Coordinator on an occasional basis.

The 1700 Theatre Technical Posse will consist of 4-5 members with different and overlapping technical knowhow, from carpentry and run crew to projections, lights, and sound. They will staff lighting calls, carpentry calls, load-in and load-out, and cover shows for the 1700 Technical Coordinator on an as-needed basis.

The schedule varies and is intended to fit into a freelance technicians variable calendar. All Posse members will be required to attend a quarterly staff meeting, but other calls are on an as-needed basis; Posse members will likely work no more than ten hours a month.

This is an exciting and malleable way to be involved with a rich, everchanging lineup of performance.

Posse members will collaborate with the Technical Coordinator to:
Hang and focus lights
Hang speakers
Hang and focus projectors
Reconfigure the theatres riser system as needed for performances
Make the space available to artists for performances or rehearsals
Perform necessary lighting, sound, and occasional projection checks pre-show
Perform short techs/sound checks with performers
Run lighting/sound/projection for shows
Power down and secure space at the end of the night after the space is clear

Qualified candidates:
Have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
o Sound tech
o Lighting tech
o Projections and video tech
o Carpentry and properties
Are excellent communicators and calm under pressure
Are detail oriented
Can work with a variety of artists and performers with quick turnaround times

The posse will work at various times and days of the week, and evening and weekend hours are certain.

If interested, please visit our website to submit an application - https://www.steppenwolf.org/about-us/work-with-us/job-openings/


Contact

Ladonna Lane

Hr Generalist

jobs(at)steppenwolf(dot)org

Business Address

1700 N. Halsted

Chicago, IL 60614

Posted: 05/10/2019 16:10:38 EST

Last Updated: 05/10/2019 19:00 EST

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