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Position Information

Position Title

Theatre Assistant, On-Call

Position Type



Auxiliary Services and Event Management



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$15.02 to $16.52 / hourly

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Provide entry-level technical, logistical, and patron support within the Center for Performing Arts and other campus venues while broadening and refining core skills through experiential learning.

Continuous recruitment for this position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required.

  • No experience required
  • Demonstrated experience in a performing art setting or venue preferred
  • Knowledge of basic theatrical concepts and terminology
  • Ability to operate theatrical equipment with and, at times, without supervision
  • Ability to function at a high level within stressful situations
  • Ability to work safely within a team environment
  • Ability to speak and write effectively in English
  • Ability to operate in multiple physical positions and at heights in excess of 40ft.
  • Ability to work with heavy equipment and supplies ranging from 35 pounds to 100+ pounds.
  • Ability to work with specialized Theater equipment and standard tools, control surfaces, buttons/levers hand tools, ladders, and personnel lifts

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position .

  • Assist with Front of House duties such as: checking in of guests, scanning tickets, and seating of guests, respectful accommodation and support of patrons with additional needs, as well as monitoring theater patrons for food, recording, or camera use.
  • Assist with various Box Office related tasks including ticket sales and preparing tickets for will call.
  • Provide excellent customer experience to all who enter the Center for Performing Arts including addressing customer concerns or questions, directing patrons, or creating and providing signage for events and venues.
  • Assist with artists hospitality set-up, pre-show check lists, post-show checklist and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with technical tasks such as set-up, installation, and operation of stage equipment, AV equipment, and Theatrical Lighting.
  • Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of the production spaces, performing venues, and event equipment.
  • Assist in the construction, set-up, and breakdown, of scenery as required.
  • Assist in the on-stage shifting/manipulation of stage scenery and/or props.
  • Assist in the safe entrance/exit of talent to and from stage
  • Assist in set-up, installation, and operation of any theatrical effects (i.e. stage fog) or the performance of related duties (clean-up, “Fire Watch”, etc.)
  • Assist in supervised activities related to the set-up, installation, and safe operation of theatrical rigging and/or fly systems.
  • Represents the College in a professional, courteous, and friendly manner.
  • Assist and perform with the Assistant Technical and Supervisor Event Support Staff; and/or another Group or Organization’s Staff, in the execution of a work-shift or presentation of an event.
  • Assist and perform in monitoring the overall physical condition of the stage and the Theater spaces; coordinating or assisting in repairs as possible and reporting problems that cannot be corrected to the Assistant Technical or Supervisor Event Support Staff.
  • Ensures safe egress of all aisles and exits of the stage and Theater spaces, maintaining a safe distance around objects for safety.
  • Assist and perform in executing technical Theater maintenance and improvement of equipment, stage, and Theater spaces; coordinate and assist in repairing equipment or when necessary make appropriate arrangements to have equipment repaired.
  • Performs related work as required
Job Requirements

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends as required
  • Significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions will be required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue working in the United States? As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must present acceptable documentation showing that they are a U.S. Citizen or a resident authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3

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