• 8 people are interested

Light Hanging Crew

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ORGANIZATION: Des Moines Playhouse

  • 8 people are interested

Prior to a show's opening, each light instrument must be hung in a specific location, focused in a particular direction, colored with a specific color, and plugged into a power source. The lighting crew assists with this process by moving lighting instruments and focusing them as directed by the lighting designer or master electrician. Hand tools are used and, in most cases, it is necessary to climb ladders in order to reach the instruments. Teamwork, initiative, and an ability to follow instructions are basic requirements. Oh...and climbing tall ladders isn't out of the question!

NOTE: Due to the pandemic, our 2020-21 Season has not yet been announced. Shows and dates, as well as any changes to volunteer practices, will be posted on our backstage volunteer page, https://www.dmplayhouse.com/volunteer/back-stage/

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About Des Moines Playhouse


831 42ND ST, DES MOINES, IA 50312, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Des Moines Playhouse is to produce high quality theatrical presentations utilizing the skills and talents of a group consisting primarily of volunteers for the cultural enrichment of the Central Iowa community, and to provide education in theatre arts for all ages, with an emphasis on young people.


The Des Moines Playhouse is a community theatre, producing 12-14 shows (Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas, family shows) each year. It is the second largest and one of the six oldest continuously operating community theatres in the US. The Playhouse also has one of the largest theatre education programs in the country, with classes for ages 4-adult.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture


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831 42ND STDES MOINES, IA 50312



  • Theater Arts


  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Work calls as set by the lighting designer or master electrician, typically 2+ hours, 5-7 evenings or weekends
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty

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