Event Set Up Crew
Job Details
Gaillard Center - CHARLESTON, SC
Part Time

Position: Event Set-Up Crew

Reports to: Exhibition Hall Event Supervisor

Location: Downtown Charleston, SC

Hours: Part-Time, Hourly non-exempt. Early mornings, evenings and weekends will be required.

Organization Background

The Charleston Gaillard Center is entering a new phase of focus with the developing of local and national partnerships and the producing and commissioning of work taking a greater role alongside our continued commitment to presenting high quality touring work.

A leader in the performing arts in the Southeast, The Charleston Gaillard Center commissions, supports, and presents ambitious, multidisciplinary cultural programming and provides access to the best local, national, and global artists and companies on its stage. Deeply rooted in the community, the Gaillard Center is committed to elevating local and regional voices and partnering with Charleston institutions to reflect the citys diversity, both on stage and off. Through programming on its public campus and extensive arts education initiatives, the Gaillard Center serves as a platform to participate in community building and essential dialogue.

Located in the heart of the Inspiration Corridor, Charlestons cultural hub, the Gaillard Center was established as a nonprofit in 2015. Its campus includes the world-class 1,818-seat Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, a 16,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, and a park space that is increasingly being activated for artistic presentations.

The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation (GMC), doing business as The Charleston Gaillard Center, is a non-profit 501c3 organization responsible for managing the facility. For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit http://www.gaillardcenter.org.


Position Summary

The Event Set-Up Crew is responsible for event set-up and tear down for events in the Performance Hall and Exhibition Hall. Crew members will be responsible for handling the following equipment: tables, chairs, stage, dance floor, pipe and drape, and other miscellaneous event equipment. This role will coordinate directly with the designated Event Coordinator and report directly to the Exhibition Hall Manager.



  • Set-up and tear down of events tables, chairs, staging, etc.

  • Proper care, movement, and storage of all equipment such as: tables, chairs, staging, dance floor, etc.

  • Ensure all equipment is properly set according to the floor plan created by the Event Coordinator or Exhibition Hall Manager.


Required Qualifications

  • Reliable transportation

  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule: mornings, afternoon, evening, weekends.

  • A positive attitude and willingness to support the team.

  • Ability to perform under stress.

  • Diligence and attention to detail.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous event-set up experience


Physical Requirements

  • Frequently lifts/carries up to 50lbs.

  • Ability to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours in length.

Pay: $18.95/hour

The Gaillard is an equal opportunity employer. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Gaillard is critical to our mission. To be a leading performing arts center in the Southeast, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging. For us, equity means that our staff members, our patrons, and our clients can experience the transformative power of the arts, no matter their starting place.