Profession stagehand

Stagehands assist stage technicians setting up and preparing equipment for live performance. Their work includes setting up the scenery, lights, sound, props, rigging, and special effects for a production.  

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Prevent fire in a performance environment

    Take steps to prevent fire in a performance environment. Make sure the space complies with fire safety rules, with sprinklers and fire extinguishers installed where necessary. Make sure staff are aware of fire prevention measures.

  • Assemble scenic elements on stage

    Assemble scenic elements, dance and stage floors and stage cloths, based on written documents

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Work safely with mobile electrical systems under supervision

    Take the necessary precautions while providing temporary power distribution for performance and art facility purposes under supervision.

  • Modify scenic elements during performance

    Change-over of scenic elements during performance, and follow the relevant documentation during performance.

  • Assemble truss constructions

    Use trusses, metal structures that derive strength from their construction involving triangular shapes, to construct stages for performances.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Work with respect for own safety

    Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.

  • Follow safety procedures when working at heights

    Take necessary precautions and follow a set of measures that assess, prevent and tackle risks when working at a high distance from the ground. Prevent endangering people working under these structures and avoid falls from ladders, mobile scaffolding, fixed working bridges, single person lifts etc. since they may cause fatalities or major injuries.

  • Handle scenic elements during rehearsal

    Handle and assemble equipment and scenery material during rehearsal or on stage.

  • Dismantle the rehearsal set

    Take apart all prepared scenic elements after the rehearsal.

  • Assemble the rehearsal set

    Put together all prepared scenic elements to prepare the rehearsal set.

Optional knowledge and skills

build scaffolding dismantle scaffolding store performance equipment perform first fire intervention set up cameras scaffolding components set up follow spots assemble performance equipment set up pyrotechnical equipment inspect scaffolding