St.  Catherine University

Stage Technician

Nov 09, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
St. Catherine University and The O'Shaughnessy invite applications for on-call Stage Technician positions.

Employees form the core of The O'Shaughnessy's technical services for events. Stage Technicians provide technical services for our productions under the guidance of the Production Services Coordinator, Production Manager, and House Technicians. On-call Stage Technicians join IATSE Local 13 upon a threshold of 240 hours worked.

Job responsibilities may include duties related to large events, or, in the absence of other supervisors, training inexperienced crew on appropriate safe use of systems & equipment. 90% of the total work time will be spent set-up and operation the theatrical equipment provided by The O'Shaughnessy.

On-call Stage Technicians may do any of the following:
  • Stage lighting including pre-production planning, hanging of plot, focus, lighting console operation, & general lighting maintenance.
  • Sound including pre-production planning, audio console operation [live mix, pre-recorded sound playback] & general maintenance of sound equipment.
  • Stage rigging including pre-production planning, general understanding of stage rigging [counterweight system], general stage carpentry.
  • Wardrobe services including stitching, cutting, laundry and dresser services.

Please note that this position involves exposure to high-level noise during events, working at heights, working with hot lighting equipment and may include heavy lifting.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Previous work experience in live event production.
  • Experience in backstage production service for technical theater.
  • Heavy lifting is typically done by more than one employee, but must be able to lift up to 50 pounds independently.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, work at heights and work effectively in low level lighting.

Preferred Qualifications
  • College or professional experience
  • Experience in all of the following areas of stagecraft is helpful for an on-call stage technician:
    • Stage lighting
    • Sound
    • Stage rigging
    • Wardrobe

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information about the position, contact Kevin Jones at . Application deadline is January 7, 2022.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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