Production Over Hire Technician: Position Information

Denver Botanic Gardens Events Department is seeking over hire technicians to support production, installation, and strike for our immersive nighttime events (Glow at the Gardens and Blossoms of Light) and also to support AV operations for private events booked at our York Street location. We are compiling a call list for a variety of disciplines: electrics, sound engineering, carpentry, scenic painting, prop making.

Desired Skills (varies depending on the type of technician)

  • Comfortable operating ladders, electric pallet jacks, golf carts, power tools, etc.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems for lighting and sound installations
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to read/interpret diagrams
  • Able to lift and maneuver up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Basic skills in theatrical carpentry, prop‐making and scenic painting
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills

Types of Shifts/Calls

  • Production
    • Builds props/scenic elements
    • Scenic painting for props/scenic elements
    • Preparation of lighting/sound equipment for installation
  • Installation
    • Lighting, sound, decor/scenery and equipment installations (September‐November)
  • Strike
    • Lighting, sound, decor/scenery and equipment strike (October‐November, January)
    • Organizing, inventorying, and packing equipment for storage
  • Maintenance
    • Off‐season maintenance of equipment and materials
  • AV Operations
    • Setup and operate basic speaker/sound board packages booked by private event clients (weddings, celebrations of life, organizational galas, etc.)
  • Demand for these positions varies from season to season, with the heaviest concentration of hours offered from June‐November and again in January. Shifts will be offered via a call list as they become available.

Work Conditions

  • Flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Primarily outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Working on hands and knees, as well as at heights from ladders or lifts
  • May be asked to wear a respirator on painting days
  • Committed to working safely at all times


Application Process

  • Please email with your resume if you are interested (email inquiries only).
  • Resumes are reviewed on an ongoing basis; a short interview process and a background check will be required, along with onsite training and onboarding once hired.


Compensation: $21 per hour


About Denver Botanic Gardens

Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens was founded in 1951 and is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Gardens has a robust living plant collection, natural history collection and art collection along with temporary art exhibitions. The Gardens is a dynamic, 24‐acre urban oasis in the heart of the city, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family – as well as world‐class exhibitions, education and plant conservation research programs.

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