Theater Maintenance and Safety Technician

California State University at Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

Theater Maintenance and Safety Technician (Performing Arts Technician III)

Job No: 509170 Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Theatre Arts

Special Working Conditions: Assigned work hours may be outside the standard business hours.


Conditions of Employment

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found here. Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to mailto:[email protected]

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Employment is contingent upon candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up in excess of 50 lbs.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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.

Application Deadline & Salary Information

The application review date has been extended to 02/02/22, and the position will remain open until filled.

The salary range for this classification is: minimum $3,717 - maximum $6,726 monthly.

Major Duties

Theatre Maintenance and Safety Technician serves as operational lead for the University Theatre, Edison Theater and Recital Hall. Responsible for the coordination and oversight of nighttime/weekend (with some day time hours) production and safety matters for events held in the University Theater, Edison Theater and Recital Hall. Working in collaboration with the departments technical staff and other production related staff and University safety personnel, the Theatre Maintenance and Safety Technician is part of a collaborative team charged with overseeing the safe and sustainable use of technical equipment and spaces for all University Theater, Edison Theater and Recital Hall events.


Required Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Required Experience: Three years technical theatre, production management, or equivalent professional.

Master's degree in Technical Theatre, Production Management and/or Theater Management is preferred.

Experience in “Sustainability Standards” or equivalent professional experience is strongly preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
- Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of event and production, including, but not limited to: methods and problems in multiple production.
- Production goals, themes, operations, and procedures necessary in order to translate design specifications, blueprints or drawings into costume, scene, lighting or sound production and effects.
- Thorough knowledge, including the principles, practices and techniques of lighting, sound, counterweight, and other stage systems and equipment.
- Directing and stage management, including the management of staging needs for productions requiring numerous costume and set changes.
- Comprehensive knowledge of various historical periods for design and construction of materials and effects related to applicable production specialty.
- Thorough and in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of construction, implementation, and operation of staging materials and effects in various production specialties.
- Comprehensive knowledge of safety requirements and standards related to production support specialty and stage operations; ability to train others in safety measures and ensure compliance with codes and regulations.
- Thorough working knowledge of carpentry.
- Thorough knowledge of basic electrical theory and usage related to audio and lighting effects and working of lighting, sound and stage effect techniques, including the ability to improvise lighting, sound, stage property, and other stage effects.
- Knowledge of costume techniques.

Ability to:
- Oversee and coordinate the use of multiple facilities
- Oversee production support projects, breaking segments into working unit that coincide with production needs; plan and provide
- Lead work direction effectively and efficiently.
- Work on complex projects and designs and to work with difficult materials and equipment, including to select and use the most appropriate materials to meet production needs.
- Select and use complex specialized software programs.
- Support classroom instruction by performing classroom demonstrations related to production.

Skills to:
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals at all levels within and outside the university.


- Valid Drivers License
- The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Rigging , Entertainment Electrician, Current OSHA 10 and Current OSHA 30.


50% - Responsible for overseeing the technical and safety operations of the University Theatre, Edison Theater and Recital hall. Liaison with Facilities Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and the various on campus personnel and departments as well as off campus patrons; charged with oversight of all matters related to safety and sustainability of events held in the University Theater, Edison Theater and Recital Hall.

10% - In collaboration with Environmental Health and Safety develops and maintains an annual calendar for inspections, routine maintenance which, and safety training. At the end of each fiscal year, the incumbent will write a report documenting any inspections, routine maintenance, and actions taken to mitigate identified safety concerns of the University Theatre, Edison Theater, and Recital hall.

10% - Quarterly, Meet with representatives from Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety, the Theatre and Dance Department, and the Dean's Office to review ongoing maintenance and safety priorities of event spaces.

10% - Perform equipment and event space safety checks on a regular basis, and submit work orders to Facilities Management for other tasks as appropriate (e.g., electrical work), and contract with outside vendors if required.

10% - Charged with cultivating a culture of safety by users of the each above mentioned space. This includes all spaces in the building, such as the scene shop, the costume shop, all storage areas and similar spaces. Expected tasks include proactive messaging, routine training, and setting an example of prioritizing the safety of users and audiences.

10% - Other duties as assigned.


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Applications Close: 02 Feb 2022


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