Oregon Public Universities


Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 2392


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Salary Range 15 $2557 $2657 $2741 $2859 $2971 $3103 $3235 $3382 $3540 $3710


The STAGE PRODUCTION COORDINATOR is responsible for the setting up, running, and striking of stage events at a permanent theater or auditorium located at an institution of higher education. Employees direct the activities of student crews to accomplish the specific requirements of each performance and coordinate these activities with departments within an institution and with visiting performance companies.


This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.


  1. Preparation of Stage Area for Performances. Typical tasks: meets with representatives of each stage event to determine what preparations are required to stage their performance; determines number and makeup of student stage crews and selects and schedules appropriate crews depending on type of production; oversees the activities of crews in setting up lighting, sound systems, building sets, putting special flooring in, changing curtains, rigging for drops, setting cues and any other arrangements that must be made to prepare performance space; instructs students on proper technical staging methods and practices along with safety in the work area.
  2. Running Technical Crews During Performances. Typical tasks: coordinates technical activities during performances instructing and directing student crews in working lighting board, sound system, moving sets, curtains and other support activities.
  3. Miscellaneous. Typical tasks: performs minor building maintenance on performance space, e.g., patching, painting, minor carpentry repairs, changing light bulbs; inspects and replaces ropes, rigging, lighting instruments as needed; keeps inventory of tools, materials and supplies and orders replacements as necessary; consults with academic or administrative superior regarding technical feasibility of scheduling events and amount of time required to prepare for performances; generally is responsible for the smooth and timely setup, rehearsal, performance and striking of stage events in the facility.


Employees in this class are in constant contact with student workers on the stage crews to provide instruction and guidance in technical theater methods and practices. Employees have frequent contact with representatives of each stage event to determine what preparations need to be made and with academic or administrative staff to schedule events. They also occasionally contact the physical plant and private vendors to request supplies or maintenance.


Employees in this class receive general supervision from an academic or administrative superior who provides a schedule of events and reviews work upon completion for final results and satisfaction of production requirements. Guidelines used by employees in this class include electrical, fire and safety codes for each facility, commonly practiced scene craft, lighting and technical theater methods and procedures, and university directives for dealing with student workers.


Positions are primarily found in institutions of higher education. They require the willingness to work in the environment associated with the position's location.


  • Three years of experience as a stage hand; OR
  • An Associate's degree in Stage Management and at least one year of experience as a stage hand; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience demonstrating possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of this classification.