Classification: Performing Arts Technician -12 Month-Technician III
Department: ARTS- Theatre and Dance
Sub-Division: College of Arts
Salary Range: $3,717 - $6,530 per month
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Schedule will vary according to department needs.
Job Summary: It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.
About CSUF: Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
About the Position: Cal State Fullerton's College of the Arts is distinguished by its fully-accredited department of Visual Arts. Fine arts, new media, and design programs provide quality learning to 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students within state of the art studios, classrooms, computer and design labs, and galleries. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as a Sound Technician (Performing Arts Technician III). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
The Sound Technician provides technical/specialist support for classes in audio and projections, Department of Theatre and Dance productions, practicum classes, showcases, special events, tours, and workshops. Trains and assists graduate students, student assistants, and student crew members who work in the areas of audio and projections for the Department of Theatre and Dance productions. Assist students, in the set-up of all audio requirements (inclusive of audio equipment, production communication, distributed and assistive audio, computer applications, and electronic networked infrastructure), and for all preparation, recording, technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, performances and strikes. Assures that all temporary and installed audio systems are operating properly to ensure quality production. Operates stage lighting, projectors and special effects equipment as needed. Assists faculty in planning, problem solving and improvising special sound/audio and lighting effects. Operates ordinary test equipment and tools needed for use and maintenance of audio, projection and stage lighting equipment, including simple wood and metal working tools. Orders equipment and supplies and manages budget in conjunction with area faculty and Department Chair. Utilizes proper techniques and practices, hang and rig audio, projection and lighting equipment. Operates and supports Dante and all other digital sound systems in theatres and classrooms/labs. In collaboration with other Performing Arts Technicians, maintains inventories and organization of audio, projections, special effects equipment and supplies in all performance, storage, theatre and classroom spaces. Arranges rentals of audio and projection equipment when needed. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or University in theatre, dance, music, or business with a minimum of two years of experience working for a theatre, repertory or stock company engaged in an applicable production specialty such as costume construction, stage and set construction, lighting production, or sound and audio production.
Thorough and specialized knowledge and experience in applicable production specialty. Advanced knowledge of design theory and principles with the ability to translate design specifications, blueprints or drawings into costume, scene, lighting or sound production and effects. Ability to independently manage production support projects and productions by breaking segments into working units that coincide with production needs. Ability to work on more complex projects and designs. Ability to work with more difficult materials and equipment, including the ability to select and use the most appropriate materials to meet production needs. Ability to use the more complex features of applicable software packages for the production specialty. Ability to plan the layout and use of work areas. Thorough knowledge of safety requirements and standards related to production support specialty and stage operations, as well as the ability to train others on safety measures to ensure compliance with codes and regulations. Comprehensive knowledge of historical periods for design and construction of materials and effects related to the applicable production specialty. Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize production and department needs. Possession of time management skills with the ability to determine priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced production environment. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and information related to performing support services. Possession of interpersonal communication skills, as well as knowledge of the materials and supplies related to curricular support and their uses. Ability to plan, organize, and schedule work flow
Special Working Conditions: California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.