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Overhire Technician

Position: Open Call for Overhire Technicians
Department: Production
Classification: Hourly, part-time (non-exempt)
Compensation: $25.00+/hour; eligible for overtime


Mission: Geffen Playhouse is a non-profit, professional theater dedicated to enriching the cultural life of Los Angeles through plays and educational programs that inform, entertain and inspire.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement: In recognition of the essential examination of systemic racism and injustices, we at the Geffen Playhouse commit to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices in order to be part of the solution. Our vision for the Geffen is that people of all races, faiths, sexual orientations, abilities, genders and backgrounds find it an easily accessible and highly relevant source of art that reflects the dynamic human experience and galvanizes a more equitable and vibrant community. In adopting this statement, we are amplifying our strategic and ongoing commitment to improving and increasing the cultural diversity, equity and inclusion of our audiences, staff, artists, board and programming.

We are committed to the safety and health of our employees, visitors, and the public we serve. As such, Geffen is proud to have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring COVID-19 vaccination(s) for all employees, including contracted third-party staff, and new hires. In accordance with our mission, we firmly believe that vaccinating all employees is essential for our community’s safety and health. Should you have any questions regarding this, please speak with your recruiting contact directly. The Company understands and respects that a limited number of candidates may have medical or religious reasons for not receiving the vaccine. As such, we are asking those candidates who wish to request an exemption from being required to be vaccinated, submit a request for their exemption through Human Resources once hired.

Position Summary

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA seeks resume submissions for technicians for its upcoming season and events for all production departments. These departments include:

  • Stage Crew
  • Carpentry and Rigging
  • Automation Operation
  • Scenic Art
  • Properties
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Electrics (including programmers)
  • Sound
  • Video

This posting seeks to collect names to add to our overhire call list, which includes positions for load ins, load outs, and run of show positions as needed. All interested parties are welcome to apply!

This position reports to the Production Manager and respective production department head.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Be a part of the load in and load out teams as directed by Geffen Production department heads.
  • Run backstage tracks as directed by Stage Supervisors and Stage Management, including but not limited to moving furniture, props, and costumes.
  • Operate lighting, sound, and/or video consoles for production.
  • Run wardrobe or hair tracks, including quick changes and laundry.
  • Maintain the theater and production throughout the run, including daily cleaning and regular maintenance of all production equipment in use.
  • Attend all technical rehearsals, previews, and performances as scheduled.
  • Liaise with Production Department staff as part of the production process.
  • Reflect a commitment to the Geffen’s Mission and DEI Statement.

Skills & Background

  • Basic knowledge of standard theatrical production practices preferred, but not required.
  • Willingness to adhere to the Geffen’s safety protocols and policies.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a team-player mindset.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs (pending department) and work on your feet.
  • Candidates must reside in the greater Los Angeles area.
  • A willingness to learn!

Application Process

To apply, please submit a resume with references in .pdf format at www.geffenplayhouse.org/apply. No phone calls, please.

Geffen Playhouse aims to build a diverse and inclusive workplace, in which we strongly encourage non-conforming and historically excluded individuals to apply for any and all available positions.

The Geffen Playhouse, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Geffen Playhouse provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or off-duty and off-premises use of cannabis. In addition to federal law requirements, Geffen Playhouse complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us via telephone at 310-208-6500 x148.

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