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Theatre Technician

Department: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Arts has an exciting PT opportunity in our award-winning Center for the Performing Arts Tech Department

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts seeks Theater Technicians with a strong knowledge and skill base in a variety of functional areas of technical theater, including but not limited to stage management, lighting, sound, video, carpentry and rigging. This position shall be responsible for the setup, execution and strike of events at the Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Art's managed facilities as well as events produced by Scottsdale Arts in various off-site venues. Position is part time, on call and hours may vary. The rate of pay is $16.25/hr.

Note: Scottsdale Arts requires all staff to be fully vaccinated and boosted prior to their start date. We can make accommodations for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs that would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if we can accommodate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Under direction of supervisor)

  1. Assists in the load-in, set-up, running and strike and load-out of sound systems, stage lighting, audio/visual and theatrical equipment necessary for specific events.
  2. Must work from oral and written instructions specific to the event.
  3. Assists with maintenance of all theater equipment and work spaces.
  4. Ensures safe working environment at all times.
  5. Performs other duties as required


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Education: High School, GED or equivalent in experience in addition to the experience line.
  2. Experience: Any combination equivalent to two years’ experience in technical theater support.
  3. Attributes:
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, visiting artists, and general public.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common and technical journals.
  • Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers or members of the business community.
  • Ability to add, subtract and calculate percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  Noise level is moderate to heavy.  Non-smoking work environment.  This position requires the availability for a flexible schedule that includes weekdays, evenings and weekends working as needed. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and stand for long periods of time.  Must sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, see, reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant and color vision. Must be agile enough to work on catwalks up to 45 feet above ground.

Scottsdale Arts is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment for its employees. Scottsdale Arts is an equal opportunity employer, and does not allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. EOE

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