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Nashville Symphony


Nashville Symphony


Job Summary

Title: Stagehand

Reports to: Director of Production

Status:  Part-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt

Pay Rate: $20.00/HR

Job Responsibilities

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Stagehands support back-of-house operations in all activities needed to provide a positive experience for all musicians, guest artists, external clients, vendors, and internal departments. They are responsible for the operation of audio, lighting, video, rigging, and other theatrical equipment. This position assists with the maintenance of theatrical systems used in support of stage productions, meetings, and related events at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

  • Installation and disassembly of concert and event productions
  • Load and unload production trucks
  • Assemble event production and concert equipment
  • Perform construction of set pieces and other necessary items for events and concerts
  • Assist with theatrical and event equipment, during and after events and concerts
  • Move furniture and necessary equipment; assist with general hall maintenance and repair
  • Ensure proper safety at all times
  • Server as an Electrician, Spot Op, LX Board Operator, or LX Board Programmer
  • Serve as a Stage Manager, Deck Hand, Carpenter, or Runner
  • Server as a Video Technician, Operator, Programmer or Digital Projectionist

The duties listed above are not all-inclusive. The person in this position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.


Work Requirements and Qualifications


Minimum Requirement: High School or GED equivalent  


Minimum 1-year related experience as a theatrical stagehand, event technician, or in a similar role within concert production services.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of live performance dynamics, with hands-on experience in concert staging, sound reinforcement, audio recording, theatrical lighting, video and projection technologies
  • Committed to maintaining confidentiality, balancing tasks with varying urgency effectively, complemented by a good sense of humor and a broad perspective
  • Competent in embracing diversity through patient and empathetic engagement with individuals from diverse cultural and personal backgrounds
  • Flexible Schedule (days/nights, late/early hours, weekends, and holidays)
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills and a hospitality mindset
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Possession of a personal vehicle and a valid driver’s license are strongly desired

Physical Demands

This position involves various physical activities essential to fulfilling job responsibilities. The role typically requires the ability to remain in a seated or standing position for extended periods. It also involves tasks that may require manual dexterity, such as using hands for handling tools or controls and reaching with hands and arms. Effective verbal communication and auditory capacity are vital.

There are occasional requirements to stand, walk, and lift or move items, with accommodations made as needed for varying physical capabilities. We prioritize a workplace inclusive of those with different physical abilities and are committed to making reasonable adjustments in line with ADA guidelines.                                    

Vision requirements for this role include clarity of vision at close and long distances, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Additionally, the position may involve working at heights, with safety measures and accessible options provided as necessary.

Additional Information


Free parking, Flexible schedule, Discounts on shows.

How to Apply

Apply at SmartRecruiters:  https://smrtr.io/kBwfL


  • Date Posted: May 22, 2024
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Salary Range: $20.00
  • Working Hours: Maximum of 29 hrs/wk variable