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Forbes Center and Wilson Auditorium Production Crew - IE

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Position Information

Working Title Forbes Center and Wilson Auditorium Production Crew - IE
Posting Number J1030
Position Type Institutional Employment
Position Status Part Time
College/Division College of Visual and Performing Arts
Department 100551 - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Pay Rate Hourly
Specify Range or Amount 8.00

Position Summary Information

General Information

Do you have a passion for the performing arts or have you ever wondered how a dance, concert or theatrical show comes together? Current JMU students can have the opportunity to work alongside theatre and entertainment professionals and assist in a wide variety of tasks to support student, faculty and professional performances at the Forbes Center and Wilson Auditorium.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts presents over 300 performances per year at seven venues; from student recitals, theatre and dance performances to professional touring artists the college is dedicated to providing a platform for the arts in Harrisonburg.

Duties and Responsibilities

Students will participate in setting up and maintaining technical lighting, sound, stage and rigging equipment for productions. Students will also have the opportunity to work on the production itself by working as a stage manger, lighting operator or by working backstage during a performance.

Shift times and durations will vary depending on the needs of the venues and the schedule of the performances happening throughout the year.

Summer employment is available.


Interest in theatre and the performing arts. Student employees must be reliable, eager to learn new things, be able to understand and follow directions and display a willingness to participate as part of a team.

Conditions of Employment

Students must be degree-seeking students, enrolled on at least a half-time basis (6 credits for undergraduate and 5 credits for graduate).

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 08/10/2017
Beginning Review Date 08/14/2017
Closing Date 10/02/2017
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Starting Date 09/11/2017
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are a student with a disability and need assistance please contact the Office of Disability Services at (540) 568-6705 or You may also visit the Office of Disability Services, located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1202 and they will be happy to assist you.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Reference #1
  3. Letter of Reference #2
  4. Letter of Reference #3

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