Event Production Overhire

Minneapolis, MN

The Walker Art Center empowers people to experience the transformative possibilities of the art and ideas of our time and to imagine the world in new ways. In our over 125-year history, we have become one of the most celebrated art museums in the country and we are known for our innovative presentations and acclaimed collections of contemporary art across the spectrum of the visual, performing, and media arts.

The Theatre/Event Technician provides technical support to Walker Art Center programming as assigned. These technicians support the wide range of technical activities of a multijurisdictional arts center with programming support need on a show-by-show and event by event basis (part time/occasional). 


  • Support live artistic programming and events as a theatrical technician under the supervision of Walker full time staff. 
  • Model respectful and professional behavior by being sensitive to cultural differences and supporting a positive and inclusive work environment. 

Useful skill sets include:

  • Theatrical lighting hang/focus/strike
  • Electrical and lighting troubleshooting
  • Lighting console programming (ETC GIO)
  • Backline setup/troubleshooting
  • Able read and set up staging from stage diagrams/input lists
  • Digital and manual audio console mixing (FOH) and troubleshooting
  • Digital and manual monitor console mixing (onstage) and trouble shooting
  • Working knowledge of audio signal flow
  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of mic brands and types
  • Working knowledge of Q-Lab programming and operations
  • Video set up from layout drawings/information
  • Troubleshooting a wide variety of video gear
  • Live video mixing
  • Working knowledge of power tools
  • Ability to read and implement working drawings
  • Working understanding of Rigging systems 


Minimum Requirements

  • Working knowledge of a range of some areas of technical production - including
  • lighting, audio and basic rigging, video and data projection, and carpentry, etc.
    • Experience hanging and focusing theatrical lighting equipment 
    • Experience running cable and basic troubleshooting audio set ups 
  • Experience working in a supportive and respectful space with people of different genders, ethnicity and physical abilities


  • Frequently lift 50 pounds unassisted 
  • Occasional working at heights via hydraulic lifts, extension ladders and theatrical grids. 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS This position is considered part-time (casual), non-exempt. As a non-exempt position, it is eligible for overtime pay. The compensation for this role is variable based on call assignment, the minimum probationary rate is  $23.23 hourly. The Walker offers a wide range of benefits for both part-time and full-time employees.

This position is covered by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) labor contract

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.   ///   The Walker welcomes all qualified candidates for this role and will consider immigration sponsorship if needed.

Vaccination Expectation The Walker Art Center’s COVID vaccination policy requires staff to be fully vaccinated or to supply a negative test every 6 days. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations based on disability or sincerely-held religious beliefs

Walker’s DEI commitment The Walker is committed to being an employer with a staff who, at all job levels, reflects the rich diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We are dedicated to ensuring inclusion and equity in all our employment practices. We deeply value and welcome all the unique lived experiences in our applicants and encourage anyone meeting the minimum requirements to apply.

Recruitment Timeline All positions are open until filled.