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Student Stagehand

About the Job

Job Location: Varies by event
Availability: Student Stagehands must be available to work evenings, weekends, and some daytime and overnight shifts as required by event schedules.
Job Function: This position provides labor assistance for WVU events (concerts, performing arts, etc.)
Hourly Rate: $16


• Ability to lift and move heavy objects (50 lbs. plus)
• Ability to work for long periods of time on your feet, lifting and moving equipment
• Excellent communications skills
• Ability to work in a team
• Problem-solving skills
• Excellent communications skills
• Substantial time availability
• Theatre background a plus
• Minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA
• WVU full-time student status

Primary Responsibilities

• Build stage and set assemblies
• Erect scaffolding
• Hang drapes
• Lift and move equipment such as road cases, lighting instruments and sound equipment
•  Load and unload trucks
• Implement emergency procedures as the need arises 
• Assist with the cleanup of the facility at the conclusion of the event
• Adhere to event dress code
• Attend staff training and staff meetings
• Work scheduled shift as assigned
• Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor

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