Theatre Technician

Job Locations US-NJ-Lawrenceville
Technical Services
On- Call


The Lawrenceville School seeks skilled technicians to join our Performing Arts department. Theatre Technicians will be responsible for supporting the lighting, scenery, and technical needs required of production events in the Kirby Arts Center through the academic school year. This is an on-call position, compensated at a competitive hourly rate.


  • Scenic carpentry and set construction skills, including lumber cutting, pneumatic and hardware fastening, and assembly
  • Stage rigging for flying components, as necessary, within scope of electrics and scenery production needs
  • Scenic art and painting
  • Assisting with lighting hang, focus, and strike for productions for theatre and dance productions
  • Assisting with scenery load-in, scenic notes, and strike for productions for theatre and dance productions
  • Training of high school students, alongside Performing Arts faculty, in proper technical theatre technique, skills, and safety
  • General maintenance of lighting stock and equipment, as necessary
  • General maintenance of scenery and painting stock and equipment, as necessary
  • Other duties related to theatre production and technical needs in the Performing Arts Department, as necessary


  • Any combination of training, education, and/or experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theater or related field. Good (1 - 3 years) experience related to technical systems used in support of stage productions and related events
  • Principles of sounds transmission and amplification, stage lighting, and stage machinery
  • Application of principles, safety protocols, and theory of electricity and stage carpentry
  • Practical knowledge, use, and repair of stage equipment
  • Experience with contemporary stage operations conducted in large public assembly facilities designed for multi-purpose uses
  • Work from drawings, plots, specifications, and verbal requests to achieve desired modifications
  • Work long hours accommodating a work schedule to the requirements of load-ins, load-outs, tech days, performances, and rehearsals


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