Arrange stage equipment and instruments for all University Symphony Orchestra rehearsals and concerts in Mandel Hall and break down stage set-up after rehearsals. Maintain instrument storage rooms in Fulton Recital Hall and Mandel Hall, and ensure proper care of Music Department instruments. Concert responsibilities include set-up, backstage management, reception assistance, clean-up, and other duties as specified. Miscellaneous duties may include distribution of publicity materials and ticket operations, as needed. Some assistance with set-up and instrument moving for other Department-sponsored concerts will be necessary as well. Wednesday late afternoon/evening availability required, with occasional Sundays and Mondays; weekend work for USO concerts: see below for dates.
Qualifications: Ability to handle physical component of job, which requires some heavy lifting and moving (of chairs, music stands, stage platforms, sound panels, etc.) Knowledge of orchestral set-up procedures, proper care of musical instruments, and standard concert protocol. Ability to work effectively under pressure, to meet firm deadlines, and to diplomatically deal with musicians and audience members. Applicant must have strong sense of responsibility, good practical sense, and unfailing dependability.
Important: This is a full academic year position; candidates must be available to work Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Students who plan to study abroad, graduate early, etc. should not apply. Must be available for Saturday evening concert dates: Oct. 28, Dec. 2, Jan. 27, Mar. 3, Apr. 21, May 26 & 27 (Sunday pm).
Requisition ID: 451820
To apply, please submit resume and statement of interest to Laura Swierzbin, Ltswierz@uchicago.edu