Theater Operations Specialist

California State University Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA



Theater Operations Specialist - Non-Exempt (Performing Arts Technician III), College of Arts and Humanities
Recruitment: 3518

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:

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  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.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.

Position Information:

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Department: College of Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts & Humanities is the center for artistic, humanities, and social scientific activities at the university. The College contributes in a major way to the development of Basic Skills, General Education, Teacher Preparation and prominent majors and minors and encompasses the disciplines of Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art, Asian Pacific Studies, Communication, Dance, Digital Media Arts, English, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Labor Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace-building, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, Women Studies. With this exciting array of programs, students are presented with many choices that will shape their professional and personal lives forever.

Major Job Duties:
Under general direction of the Dean, College of Arts & Humanities; the incumbent serves as the production technical and operational specialist for the University Theatre Complex, Edison Theater and Recital Hall, including oversight of the facility and scheduling for non-departmental events related to the instructional programs on campus, to include events scheduled by off-campus organizations. Responsible for a variety of non-departmental technical specialties including stage and design, lighting configuration and operation, film/video set up and operation, audio/music production.  Coordinate complex projects involving difficult designs and materials and demonstrations; cost estimation, budget preparation, oversee vendor acquisitions for multiple projects; assist in the hiring process, and provide lead work direction of University Theatre, Edison Theater and Recital Hall technical support staff.

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 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.
- Basic knowledge of costume techniques.

Abilities to:
- Oversee and coordinate the use of multiple facilities
- Independently oversee production support projects, breaking segments into working unit that coincide with production needs; plan and designate work 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.

Experience and Education:

Required Educations:
Bachelor degree in Theatre Arts or related field Advanced degree (i.e MFA) in Theatre Arts or related field

Required Experience: Five years of related work experience, and lead work direction.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this classification is: $3,717 - $6,530 monthly.

How to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at . Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. The position will remain ‘Open until Filled’.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

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