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Performance Venues Position Descriptions

Audio Technician:

Work under the direct supervision of the PV Technical Director and Stage Manager to set up, maintain, and operate audio systems for theatrical events. Engineer audio for events ranging in complexity from lectures to complex musical acts. Attendance at regularly scheduled staff meetings and training sessions is required. Must be available nights and weekends.

AutoCAD Drafting Assistant

Drafting Assistants work with event production staff to develop drawings of furniture and stage equipment configurations in performance and meeting spaces. They may also work with facility staff to draft maintenance plans and other special projects as needed. AutoCAD proficiency and attention to detail are required.

Barista

Prepare a variety of specialty drinks, coffee, and milkshakes and are responsible for opening and closing the venue and maintaining the space. Baristas must be able to work unsupervised and have great customer service skills. Ground Zero is student-run so baristas must be comfortable reporting to other students. Ground Zero is also a student-run performance venue. Opportunities to work on the PR team and the possibility of promotion to management positions are available.

Campus Center Event Staff

Campus Center Event Staff are essential for meetings and other activities running smoothly. They set up and tear down events in the campus center. They are responsible for configurations of room and outdoor setups, patrolling outdoor venues, overseeing vendors and Trousdale tables, checking banner spaces, and performing other related services as assigned.

Event Usher

Ensure a positive patron experience at high profile theatrical events at several venues on campus. Ushers aid the House Manager in maintaining the lobby and seating area. Duties may include, but are not limited to: collecting tickets, passing out programs, seating patrons, and answering guest questions. Must be available nights and weekends.

Lighting Technician

Work under the direct supervision of the PV Technical Director and Stage Manager to set up, maintain, focus, and operate lighting systems for events. Program lights for events ranging in complexity from lectures to complex musical acts. Attendance at regularly scheduled shifts and training sessions is required. Must be available nights and weekends.

Production Manager

A Performance Venue Production Manager is responsible for working with clients to help plan and produce events, assessing and collecting payments for services rendered to clients, managing their respective production office, acting as an employee liaison to the Technical Director and Scheduling and Production Manager, and all organization and coordination of the facility schedule. Attendance at weekly production meetings required.

SCheduling Office Assistant

Assistants are responsible for communicating information about the University to visitors, students, and campus departments and offices. Focused and assertive customer service is required. Assistants are responsible for clerical duties of the SCheduling Office including, but not limited to, answering multiple line telephones, greeting guests, and answering questions regarding Orientation and Campus Activities.

Technical Theatre Assistant

Work under the direct supervision of the PV Technical Director and Stage Manager for various events. In addition to working for Stage Manager, the position is most frequently a training program for advancement to Audio, Lighting, and Stage Management. To that end, technical assistants are encouraged to ask questions of and interact extensively with all production personnel. Attendance at regularly scheduled staff meetings and training sessions is required. Must be available nights and weekends.

Talent Liaison

The Tommy’s Place talent liaison will work directly with the Tommy’s Place Production Manager and technical staff to ensure effective communication with the talent and a successful event. Manage the talent from arrival through departure including tasks such as: handling transportation, providing access to the space and green rooms, and acting as the point of contact for the talent with the technical staff and all other involved parties. Brief the Department of Public Safety Officers regarding specific event details and requests. Maintaining the performance space which includes general cleaning and furniture restore. Must be available nights and weekends.

Pay rates start at $8.00 hourly, and may increase with experience. For more information or application materials, please contact a Performance Venues Personnel Manager at 213-740-6738 or pvstaff@usc.edu

Download a job application in PDF format.

If you wish to apply for Ground Zero Barista, House Staff, or Public Relations, please download this application instead.

Return completed application to:

or fax completed application to: (213) 740-9603

or email completed application to: pvstaff@usc.edu