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Stage Technician
McCarter Theatre Center
Full Time
Posted June 21, 2022
POSITION: Stage Technician
DEPARTMENT: Production / Stage Operations
REPORTS TO: Stage Supervisor
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time; Non-Exempt; Seasonal: August – June each year
PAY RANGE: $1,000 weekly
BENEFITS INCLUDE: 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.
START DATE: August, exact date flexible

Duties and Responsibilities

• Work load-in, strike, and run crew for produced and presented shows as assigned.
• Function as electrician, flyperson, props runner, and/or sound technician as needed.
• Assist the Stage Supervisor, Sound Engineer, and Head Electrician with equipment maintenance.
• Assist on other Stage Operations projects as time permits.
• Adhere to safe working practices and follow all McCarter safety policies.
• Participate in the work to make McCarter an anti-racist theater. Actively seek ways to improve our work practices to make the Production Department more Equitable and Inclusive.


• Strong Collaboration skills
• Demonstrated proficiency in industry-standard computer programs, including Microsoft Office, Spikemark, and Q-Lab
• Knowledge of standard lighting, video and sound equipment.
• Basic carpentry skills for repair of scenic elements during the run of a show.
• Basic knowledge of set-up for winched scenery.
• Able to read and understand technical ground plans, sections, sound, and lighting plots, etc.
• Able to make basic repairs on video, sound and electrics equipment.
• Able to lift, push, or maneuver up to 70 lbs. repeatedly.
• Able to climb and work on ladders up to 65 feet high.
• Valid driver’s license; able to drive a 26’ box truck or smaller.
• Able to work in full view of the audience (i.e. a vista scene shifts.)
• Willingness to engage in conversations as McCarter builds a culture of Inclusion

How To Apply

We encourage all candidates to apply, even if they do not currently meet all qualifications. We know there are great candidates who may not have all of the qualifications listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. McCarter is committed to on-the-job training and mentorship. We also encourage candidates who do not live within commuting distance to apply. We are eager to tell you about the area, which includes many communities and towns outside of Princeton, and will discuss what it would mean for you to relocate. If you are interested in supporting McCarter’s artistic vision, we would love to hear from you. Please email with “Stage Technician” in the subject line to introduce yourself. Please let us know your skills and any applicable work experience. You do not need to submit a formal resume, although they are welcome. Please also mention where you heard about the position.