Position Title:Convention Center Stagehand

Company:City Of Abilene Texas

Location:Abilene, TX

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Abilene Convention Center Theater Technical Coordinator, this position performs routine stagehand duties.


  • Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and
  • Excellence in All We Do.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions without constant oversight and supervision.
  • Operates sound and lighting equipment.
  • Operate or learn to operate lighting.
  • Use a sound mixing console and adjust accordingly.
  • Focuses and hangs lights.
  • Lays sound and lighting cables.
  • Tears down equipment and reloads trucks
  • Sets up equipment for events.
  • Unloads trucks and trailers.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of
  • work, both internally and externally.


  • Ability to climb ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, and inclined surfaces.
  • Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, and kneel during the shift.
  • Ability to frequently rotate upper trunk to the right or left from a seated or standing position in order to pull ropes.
  • Must have good hand, eye, and feet coordination.
  • Ability to place arms above, at, and below shoulder height.
  • Requires occasionally working in areas of loud noise.
  • With or without accommodation, ability to lift up and hold 25 pounds and frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds of stage equipment.
  • Hazards include working on a catwalk suspended above ground level.
  • Ability to occasionally flex upper trunk forward at the waist and partially flex at the knees while setting up stage designs.