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Ltd Appt - Production Assistant

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester invites applications for:

Production Assistant
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The City of Rochester is committed to a community where all members feel a sense of belonging. We commit to recognizing the diversity of our community members, listening to ALL voices and providing equitable services to create an inclusive place to live, play and work.

We believe EQUITY should be at the center of all our work. We strive to represent our community in our teammates, as we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, and have an empowering impact on the work, progress and culture of our community.

It takes us all working together

The City of Rochester, Minnesota's Civic Music Department provides the community with opportunities for high quality, diverse, and accessible musical and educational programs. The department offers a broad range of concerts, performance opportunities for area musicians, and artistic support services that help make Rochester a more livable community and contribute to the quality of life of its citizens.

Nature of Work
This is a part-time, temporary, seasonal position that involves physical stage management and administrative support duties.   This position reports directly to the Production and Community Outreach Coordinator.

Work Schedule:
Shifts will include days, nights and weekends as necessary. Duration of shifts will vary, and could be up to 12 hours long.
*Pursuant to MN Statute, seasonal assignments are limited to 67 working days per calendar year or 100 working days per calendar year if the employees are under the age of 22, are full-time students enrolled in a nonprofit or public educational institution prior to being hired by the employer, and have indicated, either in an application for employment or by being enrolled at an educational institution for the next academic year or term, an intention to continue as students during or after their temporary employment. 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




  • Assist Production and Community Outreach Coordinator with various day-of-show tasks, including: communicating with musicians, crew, stagehands, and Civic Music staff; set up and take down of rope and stanchion aisles for the Down by the Riverside series.  
  • Serves as show runner to source and collect items and transport artists, members of artist’s company, and crew as required.
  • Provides the load-in, proper placement, and set-up of tents, tables, and chairs used for promotion and merchandise sales as well as disassembly and storing after show.
  • Assist Civic Music staff with set up, inventory and selling of merchandise.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Be at least 18 year of age

Education and Experience 
High School diploma or equivalent (GED)

Licenses and/or Certifications 
Valid driver's license

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of concert production
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet software



Knowledge of: concert production 

Skill in: word processing and spreadsheet software

Ability to: establish and maintain positive working relationships; communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing; lift and move musical equipment

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below:

Continuous demands: standing, walking, sitting, climbing, repetitive use of hands, wrists, and fingers
Frequent demands: carrying, lifting, pushing/pulling
Occasional demands: bending, crawling, twisting, kneeling, crouching

Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: sight, hearing, touch

Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include:
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)
Noise (need to shout in order to be heard)
Work outdoors (no effective protection from weather)
Walk on uneven ground (gravel, rocks, mounds, construction sites)
Working around moving machinery (fork-lifts, tractors, mowers)
Protective equipment required (respirator, mask, earplugs, gloves, eyewear, etc.)

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