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SMG Stagehand in Dubuque, Iowa


Stagehand work is part-time/on-call labor. Duties will include event set-up, show work, stage tear down or theater performances, rock/country concerts, sporting events, touring shows and other events in the Five Flags Area and Five Flags Theater.


  • Load and unload crates and equipment from trucks, which can include handling items that weigh up to several hundred pounds.
  • Move, assemble and position scenery.
  • Prepare, move, install and operate counterweight fly system.
  • Hang, plug, patch, focus and operate stage lighting.
  • Operate and maintain Xenon spotlights.
  • Prepare properties for use on stage, place stage decorations, and care for stage floor.
  • Stage rigging.
  • Maintain wardrobe and "dress" performers.
  • Maintain area in and around stage.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisor(s) and co-workers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds repeatedly.
  • Ability to work on catwalks and ladders exceeding 15 feet or higher.
  • Flexible hours including weekends, nights. Some late night hours will be required.
  • Daily starting times will vary depending upon requirements of the days work.
  • Will work around other job schedules and school in some cases.
  • Work hours are casual, part-time, on call.


  • Energetic and responsible person, with good people skills and the ability to work with others as a team.
  • Maintain attitude of "do whatever it takes."
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.
  • Experience as a stagehand or in performing various tasks related to stage and theatrical productions preferred.
  • Ability to read and write required.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Valid Drivers License or State ID Card and Social Security Card.
  • Maintain neat/clean, well-groomed appearance.

"SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans to apply. VEVRRA Federal Contractor."

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