RIT Tech Crew

Tech Crew is a technical production department on campus that provides sound reinforcement, lighting design, power distribution, staging and rigging. Tech Crew works closely with local production and rental companies in order to provide a multitude of services to our clients. Tech Crew is comprised entirely of student employees and managed by RIT professional staff. If you have any questions or inquiries about Tech Crew services, contact us at (585) 475-2257 or tecccl@rit.edu.

Office Hours

Business Office Hours vary from semester to semester depending on student coordinator schedule and will be posted each semester on the office door.

Services

  • Stages

    We have stage risers ranging from 16” to 24” high, and can arrange through vendors for stage risers 16” to 72” in height.

  • Sound Systems

    Our sound systems range from speakers on stands for smaller events to concert grade array systems in our larger venues. Our inventory of mixing consoles ranges from 4 channel microphone mixers to the Yamaha CL5 and PM5D.

  • Stage Lighting

    Our lighting fixture inventory includes Ellipsoidals, PAR56, PAR64, ColorSource PARs, Black lights, and Strobe lights. We have over 400 fixtures to meet all concert or theatrical requirements. Our control equipment includes several small 6 to 12 channel dimmers to a 48 channel unit as well as several consoles that can operate anywhere from 24 to several hundred dimmable channels.

  • Rigging

    In larger venues (Gym, Field House, and Ice Arenas), some equiment may be flown from the ceiling. Equipment includes industry standard ground support lifts and CM Lodestar chain hoists. We work with local union certified riggers to provide support for any events requiring flown equipment.

  • Electrical

    There are electrical services installed across campus which we can utilize to provide power for a wide range of events.

  • Dance Floor

    The portable dance floor is comprised of 3’x3’ oak parquet interlocking sections and can provide up to 900 square feet of dance area. It is only available in the SAU or Clark Gym.

  • Theatrical Support

    In Ingle Auditorium we have the use of all the equipment mentioned above as well as projection, a carpentry shop, soft goods, and intercom systems.

  • Backline Equipment

    Through outside vendors, we can provide backline equipment (drum sets, keyboards, pianos, guitar amplifiers or other large instruments that generally are not carried on flights) for performers.

  • Stagehands

    Our crew of 60 experienced employees can provide all necessary support for events.

Services available in the following facilities:

  • Student-Alumni Union (all areas)
  • Gordon Field House
  • Gene Polisseni Center
  • Clark Gymnasium
  • Ritter Ice Arena
  • Interfaith Center
  • Watson Dining Hall
  • CIMS
  • Outside Programming Areas

Events Supported:

  • Banquets
  • Conferences
  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  • Expositions
  • Concerts
  • Social Functions
  • Theatre

Note:

We do not rent or loan equipment out to others. We do not provide video projection or production. Video services are provided by RIT Production Services. Typically, we do not support instructional (classroom) needs as they are provided by RIT Classroom Technology.

Employment

Tech Crew employs about 60 students during the school year in the positions of supervisors, technicians and production assistants. In addition, there is the possibility of alumni/freelance positions. No prior experience is needed and all student employees receive weekly paid training.

Because of our training schedule Tech Crew only hires new student employees during orientation week each year. During orientation week additional information will be posted on this page with details on how to apply online and schedule an interview.