White Bird is hiring 2023/24 Season Load Crew Team Members!


TERMS: Part-time independent contractor.

SALARY RANGE: $60-100 per shift, plus one pair of complementary tickets to the show being loaded in or out, for each Load-In or Load-Out worked, up to a maximum of 4 tickets to each show.


REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISES: No supervisory responsibilities


White Bird is a diverse and inclusive community. We are committed to creating environments where everyone can thrive. White Bird appreciates and welcomes diversity in all its forms and encourages candidates of color to apply. Dress code is safety conscious.


Specific Responsibilities Include:

Each Load shift will start or end at White Bird’s office in downtown Portland at 900 SW 5th Avenue. Venue locations, specific one to be communicated in advance, include:

• Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

• Lincoln Performance Hall – 1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

• Newmark Theatre – 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

• Patricia Reser Center for the Arts – 12625 SW Crescent Street, Beaverton, OR 97005

• Keller Auditorium – 222 SW Clay Street, Portland, OR 97201

White Bird rents a moving van to transport items the few blocks between the office and the venue. A regular White Bird staff member drives the truck, and Load Crew walk those few blocks between the office and the venue. If the performance is farther away, Load Crew members are responsible for their own transportation between the office and the venue.

Load-In Assisting White Bird staff in transporting show materials from White Bird’s storage unit and office to the venue and arranging materials within the venue. Load-Ins take place on weekday afternoons the day before the opening performance, usually Tue or Wed. See schedule at end.

Load-Out Assisting White Bird staff in removing show materials from the venue and helping to place materials back in White Bird’s storage unit and office. Load-Outs take place at night starting immediately after the last performance ends, and may last as late as 2:00am. Load Crew is expected to stay until all work is complete or 4.5 hours after the shift started, whichever comes first. See schedule at end.

Both Load-In and Load-Out require:

• heavy lifting of items up to 50 pounds

• pushing fully loaded hand trucks (including up inclines)

• walking up and down staircases

• bending or squatting

Independent Contractors must be able to carry out all of these duties.

The safety of its staff, volunteers, and audiences is of the utmost importance to White Bird. All White Bird staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and willing to receive all future CDC-recommended vaccines or boosters with urgency, or alternatively present an objection to vaccination for medical or religious reasons. Staff must be willing to comply with all COVID-19 policies both at the White Bird offices and at performance venues; these policies are created in response to local, state, and federal mandates as well as industry best practices, and are subject to revision as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

To Apply: Email info@whitebird.org

Land Acknowledgement

White Bird is located in Portland, Oregon in Multnomah County.

We honor the Indigenous people whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand on, the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Watlala bands of the Chinook, the Tualatin Kalapuya and many other Indigenous nations of the Columbia River.

It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them.

In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.

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