Stagehands assist stage technicians setting up and preparing equipment for live performance. Their work includes setting up the scenery, lights, sound, props, rigging, and special effects for a production. 

Scope notes

Includes people working in event and rental companies

Alternative label

  • theatre assistant

  • stagehand & loader

  • stage hand and loader

  • stage-hand

  • theater assistant

  • loader & stagehand

  • assistant theater technician

  • stage assistant

  • assistant stage technician

  • stage hand & loader

  • assistant theatre technician

  • stage hand

  • loader and stage hand

  • loader and stagehand

  • assistant technician

  • stagehand and loader

  • runner

  • loader & stage hand

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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