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The Stagehand is a valued member of the technical team who ensures that an event or show runs smoothly from load in to load out. Primarily operating backstage, duties include putting up and taking down set elements such as curtains, lighting elements, and seating arrangements, assisting the board operator during a show, and cleaning the theater space before and after a show. An ideal candidate for this position has familiarity with the technical components of a live production, is responsible, detail-oriented, flexible, enjoys working on a team, and is enthusiastic about the arts!

This position will be paid $12/hour. Hours for this position are determined on an as-needed basis.

Please note that while this is a base-level position, The James is just beginning its journey as a theater and there is potential for growth both within this position and within the organization as a whole.

About The James
The James Theater is a dynamic and accessible performance and events venue in Iowa City. We are dedicated to supporting the creators in our community through all stages of the development and performance of work in the arts, as well as bringing unique touring acts from across the country to Iowa City. Join our journey to build an exciting new theater space in the Greatest Small City for the Arts!

To apply for this position, please email with a statement of interest and a resume (or any other explanation of your experience).

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