Fine Arts

Rancho Santiago Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Fine Arts & Theater Facilities Technician (Short-term/Sub Pool)

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade PT-9: $22.55/hour

Job Type:

Job Number: CL21-00052

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: Fine & Performing Arts Division

Closing: 1/29/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

Class Summary
Under general supervision - assists in the design, directs and assists in fabrication and construction of stage sets, gallery wall systems, shelves, pedestals, platforms and other structures as needed for exhibitions; maintains and operates theater lighting, sound, projection and other stage equipment; maintains and operates gallery lighting; maintains theater and gallery shop and storage areas; performs related duties as required.

Representative Duties
Assists in the design and constructs sets from set designer's plans and elevations; directs student assistants and stagecraft class who assist in constructing sets; uses shop equipment such saws and drills; coordinates productions of Theatre, Dance and Music Department, outside groups and community services groups including lighting, sound, set or stage, projection, curtain; designs arrangements and layout and maintains equipment needed for successful productions; repairs lighting equipment; assists in the design and layout of the art gallery from the gallery director's plans; directs student assistants and gallery production students who assist in the preparation of the gallery and installation of artwork; designs lighting for each exhibition; maintains equipment and supplies for gallery preparation of exhibitions; provides cleaning, maintenance and organization of shop and storage areas; drives to pick up and return theater props and equipment or artwork to artist studios, museums and other galleries.

Organizational Relationships
This class reports to the designated administrator or supervisor. May direct the work of student assistants and works with resident and outside groups who have productions, performances, concerts, events and lectures as well as outside artists and/or galleries who are part of gallery exhibitions. This class must have flexible work hours to accommodate day and evening performances or events.

Job Qualifications
Training and Experience
Any combination of training and/or experience equivalent to college or special training in fine arts or technical theater production and one year of responsible experience in theater or college drama or stage productions, involving all of the major technical aspects such as lighting, sound, electrical equipment and set design and fabrications or gallery or museum exhibition installation and design.

Knowledge and Abilities
Good Knowledge of: materials, equipment, and methods used in set fabrication and construction or gallery installation and construction of walls, pedestals, shelves, small lifts and other special structures; lighting equipment, lighting controls, sound systems, projection equipment, and related electric and electronic theater equipment and facilities, and of their practical operation, maintenance, and repair; operation and maintenance of power shop tools and equipment.

Ability to: design, fabricate, and construct stage settings, exhibition settings and arrangements; train and direct student assistants; communicate with resident and outside groups, galleries and museums personnel authorized to make presentations, assist them in making proper and practical plans, and cooperate with them in production work; operate lighting, sound, and other electrical and electronic stage equipment; properly light an art exhibition and make minor design changes and repairs. Able to lift 50 lbs. and climb 12-foot ladder.

License: valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Application Screening
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:

  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Bilingual ability (if needed)
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
  • Professional growth activities
  • Specialized skills training
  • Leadership skills
  • Written and/or oral communication skills
  • Problem Solving
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
  • Resume (Required)
Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.

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