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CSF 2024 Crew Positions

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Boulder, Colorado





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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, located on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder, encourages applications for overhire and part-time crew positions for the 2024 CSF Season! These positions will assist with various events and projects over the summer.

The 2024 CSF season begins May 2024 and responsibilities for these positions will continue until mid-July or mid-August. 

Student positions are also available in these areas to current and continuing college students. Please visit for more information on CSF's student positions!

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education, and community engagement. CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists.

Plays are performed in the newly renovated Roe Green Theatre indoors. The festival’s education programs reach tens of thousands of school children each year through camps, classes and outreach performances that connect them with the continuing tradition and importance of Shakespeare.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Staff Carpenter:

  • Perform skilled carpentry work using a variety of materials related to the construction of theatrical scenery.
  • Assist with the planning, layout, construction, and installation of scenic projects while working closely with the CSF Technical Director and CSF Associate Technical Director(s) to ensure that the scenic elements of the productions are completed with an emphasis on quality and safety.
  • Participate in repertory changeovers and provide routine maintenance.

Production Electrician / Light Board Operator:

  • Participate in electrics install, maintenance, and repair of all lighting equipment.
  • Assist the CSF Lighting Supervisor in engineering all lighting systems.
  • Supervise and direct production lighting technicians and college level apprentices.
  • Operate lighting console for all performances in assigned theatre.
  • Complete standard operating procedures pertaining to stage lighting practice including but not limited to dimmer / focus checks, lamps, color, etc.
  • Participate in repertory changeovers and provide routine maintenance.
  • Instruct run crew in show operation and lighting console operation.
  • Engineer and install all set / stage lighting equipment and set electrics in consultation with the CSF Lighting Supervisor.
  • Collaborate with audio department to ensure efficient system installation across departmental lines.
  • Participate in end of season strike and restoration of theatre spaces, return of rental items, and preparation of off-season storage.

Audio Engineer / Technician:

  • Installation, maintenance & repair of equipment, including all radios and headset systems (Both wired and wireless).
  • Work with the CSF Production Manager and CSF Sound Supervisor to ensure goals are met within budget and time constraints.
  • Operate / mix front of house sound system: Mostly playback systems, with moderate live mixing duties on the indoor stage.
  • Participate in repertory changeovers and provide routine maintenance.
  • Participate in end of season strike and restoration of theatre spaces, return of rental items, and preparation of off-season storage.

Scenic Artist:

  • Assist the CSF Scenic Charge Artist in painting scenic elements in a 2-show repertory season.

Props Artisan:

  • Assist the CSF Props Supervisor in building, modifying, and / or procuring all props in the 2-show season.

Theatrical Stage Technician:

  • Assist with planning, fabrication, preparation, and installation of theatrical scenery, equipment, and infrastructure in the Roe Green Theatre.
  • Serve as swings for run crew during performances as needed.
  • The Theatrical Stage Technician positions have varied schedules depending on need and availability.

All positions will assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by the CSF Production Manager.

What You Should Know

Please include at least 3 references with their contact information on your resume. 

Your cover letter should clearly identify for which position (or positions) you are applying. 

Physical Demands: 

  • Perform a variety of physical tasks including but not limited to climbing, stooping, pushing, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, and pulling. 
  • Work at height in locations including but not limited to catwalks, grids, ladders, and genies. 
  • Perform a variety of physical tasks while wearing safety equipment including body harness, hardhat, and safety glasses. 
  • Push, pull, lift, and move up to 50 lbs. at times on a repetitive basis. 
  • Use of manual dexterity in the operation of tools. 

Working Conditions and Environment:  

  • Working in a variety of environments including but not limited to construction shops, stages, trap rooms, catwalks and grids, warehouses, exposed loading docks, and outdoors. 
  • Working environment may be dirty, noisy, in low-light, or in a tight and cramped space. 
  • Will be exposed, at times, to potentially hazardous materials and equipment. 
  • Will regularly be required to wear PPE during work activities.

What We Can Offer

The hourly rate for these positions is $18.00 to $20.00 per hour.


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave

Be Statements

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What We Require

  • At least one year of related experience demonstrating the required abilities is required for all positions.
  • A valid driver’s license is required for the Theatrical Stage Technician positions.

What You Will Need

  • A dedication to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace environment.
  • Tight-knit collaboration, communication, and technical skills related to the required abilities of the position.
  • The ability to maintain high quality/standards and a safe and supportive work environment while working on tight timelines.
  • Artistic sensibility and sensitivity.

What We Would Like You to Have

Experience in any technical theater discipline.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume. Please include at least 3 references with their contact information on your resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically identifies the positions for which you are applying and that tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of those positions.

Please apply by July 1, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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