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Overhire Technician

Position: Open Call for Overhire Technicians
Department: Production
Classification: Hourly, part-time (non-exempt)
Salary: $20.00+/hour



The 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 national 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.


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:

  • Carpentry and Rigging
  • 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 may include, but are not limited to:

  • Be a part of the load in and outs for Geffen Playhouse productions
  • Run backstage tracks and/or consoles for the run of show
  • Liaise with Production Department staff as part of the production process
  • Reflect a commitment to the Geffen’s Mission and DEI Statement

Skills and 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!


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with references in .pdf format at No phone calls, please.

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 or genetics. 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.

Geffen Playhouse expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Geffen Playhouse’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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