TECHNICAL CREW

San Diego Junior Theatre Student Area

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Crew with San Diego Junior Theatre

Tech Crew is the non-performing half of a show’s company and is responsible for running the backstage elements involved in a production here at Junior Theatre. All crew positions are fully trained by Junior Theatre Staff or Guest Designers and does not require previous experience or training. Crew assignments are made by two weeks out from opening night and will typically start attending rehearsals for training the week prior to Tech Week/Opening. Available positions and descriptions can be found below.

In order to be eligible to crew a production, students must be ages 8-18, and be enrolled in the required current class or camp session. Crew may not miss any performances or technical rehearsals called for. Complete the Crew Application Form online; call the Education Office at 619-239-1311 for further information.

Complete Crew Application Online

CREW POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Usher:
Greets patrons, checks tickets, and seats audience members. Ushers will have one day of crew training prior to opening night and are not called for School Day Matinees. This is a great crew for first-time students or those that cannot miss school.

House Manager: 
Supervises ushers in daily duties and problem-solves any patron issues that arise. House Manager will have one day of crew training prior to opening night and are not called for School Day Matinees. House Manager should be organized. professional, and able to supervise fellow students.

Box Office:
Assists Box Office Supervisor in the selling and handling of tickets. Box Office will have one day of crew training prior to opening night, are not called for School Day Matinees, and is released 15 minutes after the start of the show on performance days. The box office student should have good customer service skills and be comfortable handling money and working independently.

Costume/Hair/Makeup:
Works with the Costume and Hair/Makeup designers to organize and maintain wigs and costumes. Also, assists cast members with costume changes, wigs, and specialty makeup. Costume/Hair/Makeup crew will have one day of training prior to tech week and be called for all dress rehearsals and performances.

Stagecrew:
Works backstage to move sets, organize props and manage the stage area. Stage crew will have between 1 to 3 days of training in the week prior to tech week and will be called for all tech and dress rehearsals and all performances.

Spotlight Operator:
Runs the spotlight during performance.

Sound Board Operator:
Sets up and maintains wireless microphones and well as running sound board and sound cue effects during performances.

Light Board Operator:
Runs light board during performances, as well as helps maintain lighting instruments and equipment.

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