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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 202E
Category: Information Services


Under general supervision perform a variety of construction, painting, electrical and mechanical stage production duties; give stage production assistance to students and staff.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class perform theater technical duties requiring knowledge and skill in carpentry, electricity, and the translation of scenic and lighting designs into actual working elements of a production. Incumbents assist production managers and producers in theater and television staging.

Typical Work

Setting-in shows, rigging, masking, portable stage risers, acoustical shells, podiums, chairs, etc., as needed;

Construct scenery including pre-assembly and trucking;

Hang, circuit, and focus stage lighting equipment;

Assist in instruction of basic stage crafts (journey-apprentice relationship);

Assist in on-stage running of a show, striking, storing, and disposing of scenery;

Assist students in methods for translating scenic designs into actual elements of stage scenery;

Maintain and service stage equipment, draperies, scenery and rigging and clean¬liness of stage and related areas;

Insure that standard safety procedures are following in stage operations and use of power tools;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of experience in theater construction techniques, stage lighting, and theater production. College and/or technical training in theater production and maintenance may substitute for 18 months required work experience.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Examination Requirements

  • A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability, and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Class Specification History

New Class: 5-17-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 3572) effective July 1, 2007