Employment Opportunities at ACU

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact tiffany.badon@acu.edu.

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Stagehand I for Cullen Auditorium

Apply now Job no: 492888
Work Type: Student employee
Location: Abilene
Categories: Student Services

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position

Stagehand I for Cullen Auditorium


Student Life

Hours per week


Job Qualifications

Looking for individuals to set up, run and strike concerts, dance shows, theatre shows, lectures and other events as needed. The number of hours and distribution of hours varies depending on the production schedule. Prior production or theatre experience is a plus, but not required. Availability to work some irregular hours including nights, weekends, and over holiday breaks is preferred. Individuals should be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

Position Description/Job Duties

Once trained, individuals should be able to:
• Perform routine maintenance functions on lighting instruments, such as replacing lamps
• Climb safely and work comfortably at height.
• Plan where to run cables
• Read and interpret lighting plots and schematics
• Move furniture, road cases, miscellaneous equipment
• Setting up and tearing down orchestra shells, chairs, tables and other furnishings and equipment.
• Basic operation of a computerized lightboard
• Understanding of the functionality of a complete lighting rig and related technologies
• Safely operate and maintain a double-purchase counterweight rigging system
• Handle opening and closing the venue in a timely manner
Hours per Week
• Average 5-10 hours, varies with production schedule
Job Qualifications
• Must be a student attending Abilene Christian University
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work and interact well with students, faculty, and staff
• Self-motivated and resourceful
Physical Demands
• Manual dexterity: typing, plugging/unplugging connections, use of a mouse/track pad, basic hand tools, etc.
• Lifting lighting instruments and counterweights up to approximately 50 lbs. in weight.
• Crawling, bending over/under furniture, cramped spaces, etc.
• Good vision (read monitors, examine connectors, etc.); Not color blind; 20/20 correctable vision.

Preferred Availability

Various-will include nights and weekends

Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

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