To oversee and participate in the construction and maintenance of stage sets; and to supervise the operation and use of the theater.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Confer with directors and designers on current production; build production scenery using woods, metals, and fabrics; operate power/hand tools and machinery. Supervise and train students in the use of facility related equipment, such as lighting, sound, and rigging; oversee set construction in workshop areas. Provide instructional staff with appropriate teaching materials; prepare stage and classroom for instructional and campus use. Recommend/order supplies and equipment; maintain/monitor inventory. Develop technical illustrations, drafting, descriptions, and plans for construction; contract with designers for productions. Maintain booking calendar for rental and instructional arts use; provide technical advice to groups using the theater. Maintain stage rigging and hardware, lighting equipment, and sound equipment; contract out maintenance or request for maintenance personnel when necessary. Design and construct new installations, such as floors, rigging, light grids and cabinets. Provide labor, production, and rental cost estimates. Develop, administer, and monitor supply budget. Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Education/Experience: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: Education: Equivalent to completion of an Associate degree in theater production or a related field. Experience: Two years of technical stage experience in a theater setting with exposure to all facets of performing arts, and supervisory experience.
Knowledge Of: Stage lighting and sound requirements for a variety of theatrical productions. Stage properties, furniture and scenery. Proper methods, techniques, and materials for stage craft. Structural engineering, carpentry, electronics, and drafting.
Accurately estimate material and labor costs. Interpret plans, designs, and specifications; design basic stage settings. Maintain records, logs, and inventories. Organize and prioritize the work of self and others. Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools. Perform accurate mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy. Supervise and train student assistants. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner. Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to satisfy the necessary knowledge and skills would be the completion of an Associate degree in theater production or a related field (or the equivalent) and two (2) years of technical stage experience in a theater setting with exposure to all facets of performing arts, and supervisory experience. Also desired are: Strong work ethic, dependability and resourcefulness Advanced interpersonal and communication skills Design and stagecraft experience in theatrical productions Experience working in a diverse environment BA, MA or MFA in Theater Arts.
Special Instructions: This position is a temporary, hourly position, no benefits, supporting the LMC Drama Department, and is contingent on available work and funding. Hours of work may vary according to drama productions and include some evening and/or weekend work.
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
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About the DistrictThe mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable studen...t success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges. As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 35,000 students a term, in fall 2014 the demographic make-up of the students was 11% Black/African American; 16% Asian/Pacific Islander; 30% Hispanic/Latino; 31% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other. The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse. Contra Costa CollegeContra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment. Diablo Valley CollegeDVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley. Los Medanos CollegeLos Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.