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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Stage Construction Supervisor

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 5225

UW Job Family: 51

SOC Code: 47-3021

Pay Grade: 16

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Trains, supervises and participates in fabricating and assembling props and sets for theatrical productions; coordinates the installation, operation and maintenance of shop and stage equipment; and provides technical leadership.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate Degree


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Theatrical and dance production stage setups, techniques and methods, including lighting and sound system designs.
  • Understanding, analyzing designs, sketches and/or blueprints.
  • Decision making relating to whether technical ideas for theatrical production are viable.
  • Professional theatrical staging, materials, equipment, and facilities.
  • Theatrical backstage theatre practices and conventions.
  • Supervision methods, techniques and practices.
  • Applicable University, federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Technological developments and trends in area of expertise, including computerized and conventional stage production methods, processes and techniques.
  • Safe operation of required tools and equipment and safe usage of safety equipment.
  • Training practices, methods and procedures.
  • Communication techniques.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively supervise and safely train assigned employees.
  • Provide technical leadership for stage construction projects.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Effectively communicate with wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Read, understand, follow and enforce safety regulations and procedures.
  • Have hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to safely and sufficiently operate tools and equipment to perform essential functions.
  • Regularly move objects weighing 50 pounds and occasionally move objects up to 100 pounds.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Supervise, schedule and train support staff; provide technical leadership to faculty, staff, students, and others.

Analyze sketches, blueprints and interpret verbal instructions to determine type of props, materials and equipment needed for specific theatrical productions.

Fabricate parts, using machinery such as drill press, metal and power saws, router and milling machine.

Assemble props and sets using hand tools and equipment such as screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers and welding apparatus.

Install, set and/or control rigging, lighting, and other equipment used in theatrical productions.

Supplemental Functions:

May fabricate, install and activate equipment to produce special effects such as rain, snow, and explosions during theatrical productions.

Maintain scenic materials, equipment, and supplies inventory; may purchase low cost supplies, as needed.

Working Conditions:

Shop, theater and stage environments; exposed to confined spaces and heights associated with lighting rigs and catwalks. Regularly subject to noise, fumes, dirt/dust, and darkness or poor lighting, mechanical, chemical and electrical hazards, and hazards related to the use of associated equipment and tools.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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