Skip to main content


Here, your work makes a difference.

Back to search results Refer a friend

Event Technician, Stage Technologies

Apply now Job no: 494390
Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Trades, Service, and Maintenance, EMPAC

Who we are

Why Rensselaer? Join Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's dynamic global community of changemaker including some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity.

Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, and an IBM Quantum One computer - the first university-based quantum computer in the U.S. 

Are you ready to change the world? Apply now!

Job Summary

The Event Technician, Stage Technologies will be a generalist in all production departments (audio, video, and stage technologies) and specialize in the lighting field of the stage technologies department. The Event Technician will support the installation, operation, and strike of technical performance systems during residencies, research, and events. In addition, the Event Technician, Stage Technologies will maintain working knowledge of current lighting and staging equipment and their integration with other production systems (audio, video), and utilize this expertise in upholding the high production standards of EMPAC events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Four (4) or more years of general production experience required, including two (2) or more years of stage-related experience (lighting, carpentry, rigging, stage design, etc.)

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree in theater; stage production related
  • Two (2) years in audio/video production environment, executing event set-up, operation and strike, or in production lighting field with audio/video production 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of lighting equipment, infrastructure, basic theater electrics, and general industry practices applicable to the lighting of: live productions, theatrical performances, art installations, performance art, concerts, film shoots or special events
  • Ability to operate and program lighting consoles
  • Skills include electronic and lighting equipment repair
  • Requires excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Occasional overnight travel may be required (10% or less)


Incidental driving possible, but not required

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $24.00 - $25.55 per hour

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Job Search

e.g. Administrator, Faculty

Refine Search

Work type



Staff Areas of Interest