Theater Specialist (Stage and Lighting) NF-04 Job in West Point, NY

Vacancy No. O3NAFBR-24-12420513 Department U.S. Military Academy
Salary $62,610.00 to $64,697.00 Grade 4 to 4
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Part-time
Open Date 5/17/2024 Close Date 8/19/2024
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
West Point, NY

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


This position is located at Eisenhower Hall Theatre. To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens and Non-U.S. Nationals who have resided in the U.S. or U.S. Territory for three (3) or more continuous years immediately preceding the start of Federal affiliation.


  • Serves as the Entertainment Technology Specialist with an emphasis in theatrical lighting and design for Eisenhower Hall.
  • Uses extensive, comprehensive and practical knowledge of entertainment technology, methodologies, systems, and values to execute technical operations for multiple, separate, and diverse programs and program operations.
  • Serves as the subject matter specialist in plans, operations, designs and systems engineering for state-of-the-art stage and concert lighting and control systems.
  • Provides expertise in the development of new approaches and procedures to accomplish technical requirements of the programs in an efficient, cost effective, and safe manner.
  • Assists Program Managers in aspects of their programs related to areas of specific responsibility, training temporary personnel and assigned soldiers in equipment and system use and safety.


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required.
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • Must be willing to accept a varying or rotating shift to include nights, weekends and holidays.


1. Extensive knowledge of principles, concepts, techniques, methods and theories of stage lighting and theatrical productions.
2. Must be able to independently implement lighting design and interpretation, operation of technical lighting equipment gained through relevant experience.
3. Must have proven abilities in the establishment and maintenance of work standards and the ability to teach non-professional performers/technicians of all skills levels.
4. Must have working knowledge, skill and abilities in computer operation, and strong abilities in written and oral communication.

This experience must be reflected on your resume to be considered eligible for this position.

Highly Preferred Criteria:

A minimum of four years verifiable professional/technical experience with Broadway type and "name" show concert formats, operational, and production methodologies equivalent in content, theatricality, artistic, and technical level.

The experience/education/certification must be reflected on your resume and your degree/transcript/certification uploaded at the time of application to be considered a highly preferred candidate.

Applicants meeting the Highly Preferred criteria will be referred first to the Selecting Official. All other applicants will be referred for consideration if the certificate (referral list) is returned with no selection.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Area of Consideration:

  • The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is for US and Non-US Citizens residing within a 50-mile radius of West Point, NY.
Initial Cut-Off Date:

Monday June 3rd, 2024 (Applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST)

Applications received by the Initial Cut-Off Date will be reviewed and possibly referred to the Selecting Official PRIOR to the Closing Date of this Vacancy Announcement.

Manual Applications:
  • West Point is not receiving manual applications. If you are interested in a manual application, please send your request to the email listed below with the Vacancy Number and the position's title. An application will be emailed to you. The completed application and supporting documentation can be emailed back.
NOTE: Applications will not be reviewed for completeness and any incomplete applications will result in an ineligible rating.

All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 11:59 EST by 08/19/2024 in order to process your application in a timely manner.

Neglecting to respond to the job related questions may result in an ineligible rating.

PCS Costs
  • Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.

Pay-Band (NF or CY) Allowances and Differentials
  • This is a pay-banded position.
  • Sunday premium pay may be authorized by the Garrison Commander. If authorized, only regular (full-time, part-time, limited tenure and seasonal) employees may be paid Sunday premium pay. When authorized, Sunday premium will be paid at the rate of 25% of the basic rate for all hours of non-overtime, when any part of the scheduled tour of duty is performed on Sunday (to a maximum of 8 hours per Sunday). Sunday premium will be paid at the rate of 25% of the basic rate for all hours of non-overtime, when any part of the scheduled tour of duty is performed on Sunday (to a maximum of 8 hours per Sunday).
  • Night differential may be authorized by the Garrison Commander. When authorized, night differential will be paid at the rate of 10% basic rate for hours of non-overtime work performed between 1800-0600.
Incentives and Bonuses
  • Incentives will not be paid.
Non-Foreign Overseas Allowances
  • Non-foreign overseas allowances, cost of living (COLA), and differentials will not be paid, contingent upon eligibility.
Please check out our Applicant Information Kit: Other:
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit
  • Additional referrals may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:

  • NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Parent of a Veteran (OAV)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow(er) of a Veteran (OAV)

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:

  • Resume

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • PCS Orders
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

How to Apply

You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:

  1. Electronically (preferred) at and search for Vacancy Number (VIN): 12420513. Announcement closes at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date listed on this announcement.
  2. Manually: Please refer to the "Additional Information" section of this announcement for instructions.

Agency contact information

West Point NAF Human Resources Office


West Point, NY 10996
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Next steps

Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.