Job Title:Job ID: Location: Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) Production Manager and with additional lead work direction from the Technical Director and Technical Production Coordinator, the CPA Technician I will provide stage, set, and lighting production support to both University and off-campus performing arts venues. Most work is performed independently from written specifications or instructions with limited technical direction, except for more complex aspects of work.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: construct and paint scenery and props; work on stage maintenance and cleaning; operate the stage counterweight system; hang, rig, circuit, focus, color, and operate stage lighting instruments and systems; set up and operate sound reinforcement, playback, and recording equipment; and set up and operate projection equipment. At the time of production, the incumbent will unlock facilities; set up lighting, sound, and projection equipment; operate stage equipment as necessary for the scheduled event; and close down and secure building at end of event. In addition, the CPA Technician I will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining stage and shop areas as directed and training and working with less experienced staff and students.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place mostly in various rooms in Ives Hall, the GMC Music Building, Person Theatre and Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State University. The hours are intermittent and will be specified by the supervisor to meet operational needs. Evening and weekend hours may be required to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator.
Qualifications One to two years of professional experience working for a theater, repertory, or stock company in stage and set construction, lighting and/ or sound engineering. Requires professional training or applicable college coursework and practical experience. Working knowledge of theatrical construction techniques and practices. Skillful use of all conventional shop tools. Ability to identify appropriate materials and supplies needed for projects. Familiarity with operation of sound, lighting, and projection equipment and stage counterweight system. Ability to read blueprints for set design; possess working knowledge of carpentry and ability to apply knowledge to set and scenery construction; ability to operate staging equipment, including sound equipment set up and breakdown. Working knowledge of theatrical construction and painting techniques and practices, including mixing and applying paint for sets and scenes. Foundational knowledge of applicable software packages. Working knowledge of safety requirements and standards related to stage and set construction, lighting, and stage operations. Ability to assist in the training and supervision of students involved in productions. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations. Must be able to climb ladders, work at heights up to twenty feet above stage, and lift 30 pounds to shoulder height. Requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical.
Physical Requirements Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
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Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters) 2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
Contact Information Sonoma State University Human Resources Main (707) 664-3100 Fax (707) 664-3196 1801 East Cotati Avenue Rohnert Park, CA 94928 email@example.com
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Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apa...rtment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.