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Stage Hand Job Description

Summary
Responsible for assisting with the assembling, disassembling, and maintenance of stages during theater productions.
Primary responsibilities
  • Load and unload props and materials from trucks.
  • Assemble and disassemble parts.
  • Set up lighting, props, and microphones.
  • Move and rearrange furniture.
  • Unload and set up road cases.
  • Perform spotlight operation during shows.
  • Construct and paint set pieces.
  • Set up risers and musical equipment.
  • Ensure props are affixed properly.
  • Assist with video, sound, and light production.
  • Disassemble and store sets.
  • Ensure props are present at beginning of scene and taken away at end.
  • Set up flats.
  • Dismantle scenery and other set pieces.
  • Hand the scenery up into the roof and lower it down on stage.
  • Work with electricians and lighting assistants.
  • Set up lights and microphones.
  • Produce music by operating sound system.
  • Help carpenters build and install scenery.
  • Open and close curtains.
  • Clean up stage and backstage area after performance.
  • Operate scenery-moving machinery.

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