At Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP, we strive to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our audiences in Northwest Arkansas, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.
Our organizations’ dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our values: Relevance; Inclusivity; Sustainability; Excellence. Diversity is a commitment at Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us unique.
Walton Arts Center Inc. operates two campuses: a 1,200-seat proscenium theatre and 269-seat black box in Fayetteville and an 11,000-capacity outdoor Amphitheatre known as the Walmart AMP in Rogers, AR. Walton Arts Center has been Arkansas’ premier performing arts center for over 30 years and Walmart AMP has consistently been one of Billboard's top-rated amphitheaters producing 30 plus concerts per season.
Located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, NWA (as the locals refer to it) includes Benton, Washington and Madison counties, with five cities: Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and Siloam Springs. The economic opportunity is unparalleled, but so is the lifestyle — see: 400-plus miles of mountain biking trails and paved pathways, a thriving arts community complete with world-class performing arts center and museums, a legitimate beer and food scene, and live music to enjoy. Best of all, it’s a place where everyone is welcome.
The Local Stage Crew provides a wide variety technical and production support to touring shows and artists at the direction of touring road crews and WAC / AMP’s Production Department heads. This involves moving equipment from the trucks to the appropriate positions throughout the venue, “running” cable, “building” the stage and scenery, assembling and operating theatrical equipment, and performing cues and other functions during the performance. Following the final performance local stagehands will take the show apart and load it back onto the trucks.
Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
- Unload equipment from tractor trailers and move to the appropriate locations throughout the venue.
- Build or assemble various aspects of the show such as the stage or scenery, lighting towers, sound, props…etc.
- Assist with technical aspects during shows or events including, but not limited to, sound, lighting, staging, wardrobe, hair/wigs, props, and hospitality for artists as well as crew.
- Disassemble all show equipment, pack, and reload tractor trailers following the last performance.
- Assist in technical equipment operation, maintenance, and replacement
- Assist with orderly maintenance of stage and backstage areas
- Represent Walton Arts Center / Walmart AMP at both on and off-site events, as requested.
- Maintain security and safety requirements utilizing best practices and as defined by operations guidelines.
- Maintain professional working relationships with teammates, fellow staff members from other departments, vendors, patrons, and tenants of leased spaces.
- Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
- Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
The work environment as well as the intellectual, social, and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, Training, Traits
- High school diploma or GED required
- Covid-19 vaccination preferred
- Bilingual language skills a plus
- Basic Safety Training is required and will be provided by WAC / AMP before starting work
- Experience using basic hand tools such as wrenches, pliers, drills…etc. is preferred
- Reliable and punctual
- Flexibility with hours including early mornings, late nights, and weekends
- An on-going desire to learn and improve
- Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve while keeping a calm and professional demeanor
- Ability to communicate effectively to provide excellent support to a diverse array of coworkers, artists, and performers from all over the world
- Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced work environment
- Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude
- Ability to work independently as well as with others to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
- Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
- Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
- Experience in electrics, carpentry, or wardrobe is preferred
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
- Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly
- Must have a working cell phone and be willing to install basic applications and be willing to use it for work purposes
- Must be able to endure standing or walking for extended periods of time on various surfaces such as concrete, grass, and inclined surfaces.
- Must be able to endure outdoor elements including cold, heat, wind, and/or precipitation
- Must be able to work in large, crowded environments, with flashing lights, loud music and noises, pyrotechnics, and cannons as part of shows and events