ILLUME Lighting + Event Design General Labor / Stagehand Eighty Four, PA · Part time

We are seeking freelance general labor/stagehands to work with us on upcoming shows and events.


Job Description:

We are seeking freelance general labor/stagehands to work with us on upcoming shows and events. This work will be offered as needed, paid hourly, and is overtime eligible. Most of this work will occur in the Pittsburgh, PA region.

Job Qualifications:

  • Age 21 or older.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • MEWP operator training is a plus.
  • Experience in theater, events, concerts or other production background is a plus.
  • Complete vaccination against COVID-19 is preferred but not required.

Job Duties:

  • Assist with preparing equipment before sending it out to an event location, including checking and packing gear and loading and unloading company vehicles.
  • Assist with the setup and tear down of production equipment on-site before, during, and following events. This includes tasks such as building sets and stages, hanging lights, audio, and video systems, rigging, setting drapery, loading in/out band equipment, safely running cable and power, setting up backstage areas, etc.
  • Operate company vehicles when assigned to assist with transporting gear to event locations and making deliveries to clients and/or job sites.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Ability to lift, reach, stand, climb, and carry for extended periods.
  • Ability to work long shifts at irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Job Classification:

  • This job is an hourly, as-needed position and paid bi-weekly.
  • This position is non-exempt and is eligible for overtime.
  • The base rate for this position starts at $25 per hour; individuals may be eligible for a higher rate of pay based on the event type, certifications, background, and experience.

This job description summarizes the duties expected to be performed by an individual in the general labor/stagehand position. Due to the nature of the industry, assigned tasks may differ based on need, but management will notify of any changes as soon as possible. Applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


ILLUME Lighting + Event Design is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly supports all interested applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


$25 - $30 per hour