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Tech Crew

Tech Crew positions include:

  • Build Crew: Build Crew are responsible for all phases of build and show set-up. Standard summer hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Some evening work is required. Build Crew members assist the Senior Tech Managers (Construction, Entertainment, Art, and Lighting) in completing the Scope of Work.
  • Show Techs: Approx. September 7 to November 24. Show Techs are responsible for troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and operation of the show once it is up and running. Show Techs begin by assisting with assembling temporary structures and outdoor lighting install followed by intensive training. Shifts rotate weekly once the show is open: Day (10:00 am - 7:00 pm), Mid (Noon - 9:00 pm), Show (5:00 pm - possible 2:00 am close).

Tech Crew positions maintain the high standards that Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) requires in order to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience.

The ideal candidates possess the following skills:

  • Carpentry
  • General tool knowledge and use (drills, saws, screw guns, ladders, levels)
  • OSHA 10 certification (ESPHS will provide this training if needed.)

Tech Crew members must routinely carry loads of up to 50 lbs. Candidates must follow safety standards, be punctual, have a positive attitude, and be good team players.

Wages start at $18/hr and are based on experience and skillset. All staff must be 18 years old or older, and sign a non-disclosure agreement as well as no-compete contract.

To Apply:

We are not currently planning to hire additional Tech Crew for the 2024 season; however, we encourage you to sign up for emails below to be the first to learn about future opportunities.

Interested in a different kind of role? Return to the overview page to explore other open Halloween Nights positions.



Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. ESPHS strongly believes in second chances and, as such, is committed to providing appropriate employment opportunities to those who have been incarcerated. As a condition of employment, all individuals who accept an employment offer must complete a criminal background check. Eastern State will review any criminal record and make appropriate employment decisions in accordance with applicable law and its policies.

Commitment to Diversity: We strongly believe in the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize that a diverse workforce brings together unique perspectives, experiences, and talents, leading to increased creativity, innovation, and better decision-making. As such, we actively seek out and value job applicants from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, ages, or disability. Our commitment to DEI extends throughout our hiring process, ensuring equal opportunities and fair treatment for all candidates. We firmly believe that by fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, we can create a stronger, more vibrant, and more successful organization.