Classification: Performing Arts Technician I Department Name: World Theater Job Number: MB2019-TA2505 Status: MODIFIED Priority Screening Date: 04/07/2019 Recruitment Status: Apply today! Application Screening Begins Monday, April 8, 2019
Position Description: Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.
Under the general supervision of the World Theater Technical Director, the Performing Arts Technician is responsible for assisting in the setup, operation, and striking of theatrical stage, lighting, and sound equipment in support of performances and special events in the World Theater, University Center, and assigned auxiliary buildings and outdoor venues.
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assists in the implementation of event and performance technical needs at the World Theater, and other venues/events as assigned.
Setup, operation, and striking of sound and stage lighting equipment, staging and drapery, and video production equipment for live performances and events supported by the World Theater.
Oversight of entry level stage technicians and student assistants when appropriate under the guidance of the Technical Director.
Maintains and organizes theater stage equipment storage and inventory.
Ensures equipment storage is kept clean and organized as instructed, including the clearance of safety paths located in equipment storage areas.
Informs the Technical Director of any necessary equipment repairs and performs basic equipment maintenance and repairs as assigned.
Maintains inventory of expendable theatrical supplies (tape, lamps, gel filters, batteries, etc.) and informs the Technical Director when additional items need to be purchased.
Assists with the production design for World Theater/UPSE supported events.
Assists in preparation of production design (lighting, projection, sound, and scenery) under guidance of the Technical Director.
Assists in the adaptation of touring show production design to the World Theater, including hanging lights as specified on provided light plots and setting up sound equipment and staging as specified on provided stage plots and other production duties as assigned.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of methods and problems related to applicable production specialty area.
Working knowledge of design principles and the ability to translate design specifications, blueprints, or drawings into applicable costume, scenery, lighting and sound production.
Ability to identify and appropriate materials and supplies needed for projects and manage materials budgets for production specialty and specific projects.
A basic knowledge of applicable software packages for applicable production specialty and ability to use standard features.
General knowledge of historical periods as they relate to the production specialty
For costuming, working knowledge of and ability to use the patterns, methods, materials and equipment involved in construction and reconstruction of costumes and related accessories.
For scenery construction, ability to read blueprints; working knowledge of carpentry and ability to apply knowledge to set and scenery construction; ability to mix and apply paint for sets and scenes; and ability to operate staging equipment.
For lighting and sound production, general knowledge of basic electrical theory and working knowledge of lighting and/or sound effects.
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.
Ability to assist on productions and events on and off campus.
Minimum Qualifications: Entry to the first level within this classification requires one to two years of experience working for a theater, repertory or stock company engaged in the applicable production specialty such as costume construction, stage and set construction, lighting production, video and/or sound/audio production. This background normally would be achieved through professional training or applicable college coursework and practical experience.
Specialized Skills: Experience supporting live performance in stagecraft, audio, stage lighting, video, and multi-media/projections.
Preferred Qualifications: Technical fluency with lighting control systems, audio systems, stagecraft, rigging and scenery knowledge and experience, projection and PowerPoint operation, and stage and production equipment general operation and trouble shooting ability. Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite; with Google mail and calendaring programs.
Special Conditions of Employment: SPECIALCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check)
The person holding this position is 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.
This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the Universitys liability coverage.
Requires evenings, weekend work, and/or a flexible schedule.
Compensation and Benefits: SALARY:
Anticipated hiring salary is $18.60 per hour. For salary range info see: CSU Salary Schedule. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
For full consideration, submit the required documents by the priority screen date. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours.
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.
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