Suffolk University

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Date Posted:
July 29, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Theater Assistant

Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates for a part time, non-benefits eligible Theater Assistant position in the Theatre Department. The Theater Assistant provides technical expertise in the Sullivan Studio Theatre, Modern Theatre, and other venues used by the Theatre Department; assists with presenting programs and maintenance; and facilitates projects with work-study students, professional designers and technicians. This is a terrific position for someone who wants to advance their knowledge and expertise in theater.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:
  • Manage events independently as assigned.
  • Assist Theatre Department staff and members of University offices and guest organizations to plan and implement lighting, sound, scenery, and projection in the theatres.
  • Work with the front-of-house and technical staff to assure effective communication and safety.
  • Lead work crews as assigned.
  • Assist in maintaining and organizing backstage, storage areas and equipment in the theatres.
  • Support implementation of technical projects to improve the safety and operation of the theaters.
  • Supervise and provide design for theatrical performances, finals, and university events as assigned
  • Train for and implement procedures to assure safety and security in the theatres, including use of infrastructure, equipment & materials, student training, and securing the space.
  • Participate in Theatre Department technical, facility, and operational planning.

  • B.A. or B.F.A. degree, preferably technical theatre and performing arts is preferred. Experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Proficient on one or more of the follow areas:Theatrical Lighting, Live Sound Operation,Video and Projections,Costumes
  • Working knowledge of Theatrical Carpentry and Rigging
  • Ability to work comfortably at heights on a ladder, Genie lift, focus chair, or catwalk
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and work independently
  • Ability to supervise student work crews
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Will often require weekend and weeknight hours
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Can lift 50 lbs.
  • Additional responsibilities as needed.

How To Apply:
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Apply by:
September 23, 2019
About this Organization:
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it’s museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student’s promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships. As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need in order to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.