Wage: Base: $12.00/hr.; Maximum: $16.50/hr.; Work-Study preferred, but not required for candidates with relevant experience
- All Technical Staff begin as Stage Techs
- Specializations include Audio Engineer and Stage Manager
- Upward mobility contingent upon advancement within specializations, performance, and tenure
Supervisor: Technical Services Manager and Technical Services Coordinator
Functions: Technical and production support including stage set-up/set-change/strike, stage management, recording engineering, and live sound engineering.
Hours: Hours of employment for Technical Staff are in effect every week of the academic quarter, including Reading and Exam Weeks. Performance or activity hours occur regularly in the evenings and less frequently during the day throughout the week and weekend. Non-performance or activity hours may be scheduled with the Technical Services Manager and Technical Services Coordinator. Staff members are provided the flexibility to request specific hours in advance using the posted schedule, affording the opportunity to progress within particular specializations. Every member of the Technical Staff must work an average of (2) shifts per week, which is typically around (10) total hours, and is encouraged to seek additional hours. Availability is collected before each academic quarter by the Technical Services Manager and Technical Services Coordinator, but may be updated as necessary. Substitutions are permitted if conflicts arise, but it is ultimately the responsibility of each Technical Staff member to secure a substitute Technical Staff member. The need for or execution of a substitution must be communicated to the Technical Services Manager and Technical Services Coordinator as soon as possible.
Dress: Technical Staff Members are expected to adhere to the "stage blacks" dress code for all performances or activities. This dress code requires: a black collared shirt, black pants (no jeans), and appropriate, closed-toe black dress or work shoes. For non-performance or activity shifts such as maintenance shifts, Technical Staff members are permitted to wear non-dress-collared shirts, pants (no jeans), and appropriate closed-toe shoes. Sandals may not be worn at any time. Every individual is responsible for the acquisition and cleaning of all clothing items needed to meet the dress code. A supplied name tag must be worn for the benefit of Bienen School of Music and Northwestern University faculty, staff, students; guest artists; renters; outside technicians; and patrons.
Public Contact: Moderate
Monetary Responsibilities: None
Cleaning: Light cleaning of venues before, during, and after performances or activities; routine cleaning of stage and audio equipment; occasional dusting of keyboard instruments
Physical Labor: Moving stage and audio equipment up to 50 pounds; routine movement of keyboard instruments; working on catwalks and a tension grid
Maintenance: Regular maintenance and organization of stage and audio equipment