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Department Head Stagehand - Flyrail - Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/12/2018

Deadline to apply: January 12, 2017 @ 5:00 PM, PST
Salary: $28.18 hourly

This is an internal and a First Opportunity recruitment opportunity. We are only accepting applications from 1) current employees and/or 2) residents who live within the First Opportunity Target Area (FOTA) and meet the qualifying annual household income limit. Internal applicants must be current employees of Metro having regular, regular part-time or temporary employment. Employees must have gone through a competitive selection process for the position currently held.

This position is eligible for full benefits as outlined in the IATSE 28 contract agreement.

Highly coveted department head house position available at Portland'5 Centers for the Arts. This key position in a robust arts environment offers great benefits in a fast-paced and exciting theatrical setting.

The Department Head Stagehand – Flyrail position functions as a working supervisor and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the flyrail department operations including, maintenance, repair, fabrication, handling, setting, striking, dismantling, safety and operation of all flyrail, pinrail and rigging equipment comprising part of the stage or used on stage. Under the supervision of the production supervisor or the assistant production supervisor, the department head supervises the use of house and user equipment and installation of user equipment. Workload varies with each theatre and show and includes collaborating with show personnel and management representatives to meet show needs. Manages the work of Flyrail Department personnel, and ensures adherence to stage safety procedures in all departments. This position works primarily in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, home to our resident company the Oregon Symphony.

Home to arts organizations such as Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Oregon Symphony and the Portland Opera, it's among the largest performing arts centers in the US with approximately 1,000 performances and 900,000 attendees annually and generates an average of $60 million in regional spending and more than 700 jobs each year. The five theatres at Portland'5 have showcased countless events over the years including Broadway shows, concerts, comedy shows, plays, children's theatre, lectures, dance and much more. We are purposeful in presenting our diverse community with meaningful performing arts performances and spaces that are welcoming and accessible to everyone.

At the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

High School diploma or GED and five years experience in stage trades, including three years of experience as a stage properties person, or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the job. Possession of, or the ability and willingness to obtain, a current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certificate and ETCP certification.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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