Supervisor for the Theatre Scene Shop
Shop Supervisor will assist the technical director with the
purchase of lumber and construction materials, read scale drawings
and designs, supervise the construction of all scenery and props
for theatrical productions, train student crews in the safe
operation of the tools, materials and techniques used in the scene
shop and supervise the load-in and setup of scenic elements in the
Wallace Theatre. The shop Foreman will work a full-time schedule
with flexible hours to accommodate the availability of student
crews and production deadlines.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
1. Supervise the construction, painting, move-in, and assembly of
scenic and prop elements of theatrical department
2. Develop construction and move-in schedules for theatrical
3. Maintain all shop, storage and theatre spaces in an orderly,
clean, safe manner, returning all set pieces and props to storage
after completion of productions.
4. Work hours will follow a flexible schedule with start times
adjusted to accommodate student crew availability.
5. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and
supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and
6. Schedule the construction of scenery within an intensive
production environment to meet rigid completion deadlines.
7. Supervise the training of student workers on the safe and proper
use of shop tools, equipment, and hardware used in the construction
of scenery and props.
8. Foster a safe, Christ-centered working environment in keeping
with the greater mission of California Baptist University.
9. California Driver’s License and willingness to drive university
vehicles including pickup and 12’- 16’ stake trucks.
10. Adjust work week start and end times, as required, to meet
demands of evening and weekend rehearsal, production schedules and
student worker availabilities.
This position could be responsible for assigning work and/or giving
direction to part-time Student Workers, in order to complete work
Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
§ Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to building
theatrical production scenery and props i.e. table saw, miter saw,
router, shaper, band saw, radial arm saw, drill press, paint spray
guns and cordless screw guns.
§ Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects.
§ Knowledge and experience in general building tasks and
§ Ability to read scale drawings and designs.
§ Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety
§ Ability to read and write English at a level appropriate to the
duties of the position.
§ Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to
work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student
§ Ability to regularly lift up to fifty (50) pounds of
§ Ability to have a flexible schedule that is mandated by the needs
of the production schedule.
§ Ability to supervise and train student workers and volunteers,
including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work
§ Strong organizational skills and detail oriented approach to the
construction and finish of stage scenery and props.
§ Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
in a timely manner.
Education and/or Experience
Vocational / technical training in a directly related building
craft area with 1 to 3 years experience directly related to the
duties and responsibilities specified; or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
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discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its
purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either
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Required Documents Optional Documents
- * Are you a Christian?
- * Do you attend church regularly?
- If no, please explain (required):
(Open Ended Question)
- * Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with the
fundamental doctrines and practices of the California Southern
Baptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message dated
June 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)
- Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)
- No (I am in conflict or not familiar)
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