Lighting and Sound Designer (one or more positions) - EXTENDED



Posting Details

Link to job brochure: Classification Title Lighting and Sound Designer Job Category: Classified Staff Job Open Date: 02/27/2020 Job Close Date: Initial Screening Date 11/30/2020 Position ID: P0002143 Job Open ID: 8646 Position Title: Lighting and Sound Designer (one or more positions) - EXTENDED Location 10-Irvine Valley College Department Performing Arts (IVC) (IVC-070-069) Term: 12 Months/Year Salary Schedule Link: Click Here for Current Salary Schedule Pay Basis: Monthly Pay Range: 132 - Step 1 = $5,414 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step) % of Range: 100% Hours per week: 40 Work Schedule M-F 8-5 Receives Benefits: Yes Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position-Specific Benefits: Additional Position Information: Permanent link to posting http://jobs.socccd.edu/postings/10586
Summary Description:

Under direction from the Dean of Fine Arts or his/her administrative designee, oversees and participates in the design and engineering of lighting and sound elements for a wide variety of theater productions, college classes and other events as assigned; installs, maintains and repairs specialized theatrical lighting and sound equipment, stage machinery and scenic elements as required; and provides technical staff assistance to the Fine Arts Division.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of lighting and sound design, theatrical design and technical production.
Lighting and sound equipment usage, storage and maintenance.
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a college theater arts program.
Principles and practices of theater operations.
Effective lighting and sound styles and applications for various theatrical productions and events.
Theatrical lighting instruments including optics, reflection, refraction, and performance characteristics.
Basic electrical wiring related to theatrical lighting and sound equipment.
State-of-the-art theater equipment and materials including, but not limited to, rigging, scenery
construction and related machinery.
Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications
such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Principles and practices of theater safety.
Principles of supervision and training.

Ability to:

Design and produce effective lighting and sound for theater productions and other College events.
Design, record, create and edit music or sound effects. Oversee the proper installation, operation and
maintenance of all theatrical lighting and sound equipment.
Read and interpret plans, sketches, schematics and diagrams.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Review technical contracts with visiting guest artists.
Oversee and train assigned staff and students.
Supervise and train student crews.
Plan and organize work schedules to meet division priorities and deadlines.
Participate in activities that accomplish the goals, objectives, and procedures of the division.
Oversee, prepare, and work within a budget as it applies to each production.
Work with a diverse student population.
Work collaboratively to establish and maintain effective relationships with artists, students, staff, faculty,
and administrators contacted in the course of duties.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that
would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Education/Training:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fine arts, design or a related field.

Experience:

Four years of increasingly responsible experience in lighting and/or sound production including one year of supervisory or lead responsibility.

License or Certificate: Conditions of Employment: Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a theater setting; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; work with various sound and lighting equipment; exposure to electrical energy, noise, dust, smoke, fumes, noxious odors and gases. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions. Positions may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in theater setting, to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift; carry; push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate a variety of sound and lighting equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information: Additional Classification Information: Position Specific Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.


Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Design and engineer the lighting and sound for assigned theater productions including the creation of special effects; research event to be produced, attend technical rehearsals and develop lighting and sound cue sheets; record and edit music and sound effects.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical lighting and sound support to various other District or College events as scheduled through the Fine Arts Division including concerts, awards graduation and commencement ceremonies, lectures and guest artist productions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of temporary staff and students involved in sound and lighting production; work with employees and students to correct deficiencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in and oversee the proper installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of all theatrical lighting and sound equipment including special effects equipment, microphones, amplifiers and mixers; hang and focus lighting equipment; set up and test sound equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Communicate and negotiate with outside vendors and rental companies to obtain affordable and high quality sound and lighting equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee all lighting and sound needs for all guest artist events; assist in loading and unloading guest artists’ equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee and participate in the disassembly and storage of sound and light equipment when production is complete.

Duties and Responsibilities

Identify and prevent possible safety problems; recommend maintenance needs for the theater complex.

Duties and Responsibilities

Identify and prevent possible safety problems; recommend maintenance needs for the theater complex.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides technical staff assistance to the Fine Arts Division; perform special projects as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

Attend all staff, department, division and other related meetings; take notes; comment as appropriate; take action as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for Applying
Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. * Have you been terminated from employment and/or released from probation at the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD)?
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  2. * If yes, please provide details.

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