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Job No. 519730 Performing Arts Tech 12 Mo

California State University, Bakersfield
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Performing Arts Technician II


FT/PT: Full-time

PAY PLAN: 12-month

  • However, offer amount will be commensurate with candidate's experience, education, skills, and training.


    PAY BASIS: Monthly

    BENEFITS: CSUB offers a best-in-class benefit package for eligible employees that includes an array of medical plans, choice of dental plans, vision coverage, retirement participation in CalPERS, CSU tuition waiver, up to 24 vacation days per year, sick leave with unlimited accrual, 14 paid holidays per year and more! See our benefits website for additional information.

    CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Open to all qualified applicants


    FOR PRIORITY CONSIDERATION, applications must be received by January 9, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled.

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy [] and questions may be sent to


    The Department of Music & Theatre is actively recruiting for a Performing Arts Technician II. The Performing Arts Technician, under the general supervision of the Department Chair, is responsible for assisting with technical operations for department productions and performances, and events in the Doré Theatre.

  • Department Productions & Performances
    • Serve as master carpenter for Theatre Program productions
    • Translate design drawings
    • Draft working drawings
    • Procure materials and supplies for production use
    • Manage support projects and productions
  • Group Events
    • Prepare stage and hang, focus, and cue lights for events as required
  • Dore Theatre Maintenance
    • Perform routine maintenance on shop equipment
    • Return items to storage after use
    • Keep shop and performance spaces safe, organized and clean
  • Supervising Student Assistants
    • Explain tasks, train, and assist students in completing technical theatre projects
    • Assist in the training and supervision of student involved in productions
  • Other Job Duties
    • Participate in shop meetings with faculty and staff, and answer communications regarding projects
    • Participate in skills and safety trainings


    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE – Two (2) years of recent (within 5 years) experience working for a theater, repertory or stock company engaged in the applicable production specialty such as costume construction, stage and set construction, lighting production, and/or sound/audio production.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, CREDENTIALS- Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

    • Possess knowledge of the technical aspects of scenic construction, implementation and operation of staging materials including the ability to work with drawings and plots to assist in their execution.
    • Woodworking (rough and finish carpentry skills), common backstage practices and etiquette, operation of theatrical equipment, and drafting.
    • Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of scenery construction and stage operation (rigging, fly systems, mixing and applying paint, drafting skills [AutoCAD preferred] and woodworking tools); basic knowledge of theatrical lighting equipment and sound production.
    • Thorough knowledge of safety requirements and standards related production support specialty and stage operations and ability to train others in safety measures and ensure compliance with codes and regulations.
    • Ability to independently manage production support projects and productions by breaking segments into working units that coincide with production needs.
    • Ability to work on more complex projects/designs and to work with more difficult materials and equipment, including the ability to select and use the most appropriate materials to meet production needs.
    • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
    • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
    • Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
    • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
    • Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
    • Regular and reliable attendance is required.

    • Experience with robotic lighting.
    • Welding capability and/or certificate.
    • Fork lift certificate.
    • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a service-centered attitude.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: HEAVY WORK – 50% or more of the activities involve walking, standing, squatting, kneeling or climbing; lifting heavy weight objects which may exceed 50 pounds.

    • Is exposed to excessive noise
    • Is around moving machinery
    • Is exposed to dust, fumes, gases, or radiation, microwave
    • Drives motorized equipment
    • Works in high places


    SCREENING: Only those applicants possessing experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience, and interest in the position.

    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES UNION: It shall be the policy of the CSU in filling vacant CSUEU bargaining Units 2, 5, 7 & 9 positions to fill such vacancies from among qualified individuals currently employed on-campus except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet campus workforce diversity goals or to provide specialized skills and abilities that are not available from current employees.

    BACKGROUND CHECK: 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.

    SENSITIVE POSITION: Sensitive positions are designated by the CSU as requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position, based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of the people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSU or individuals in the university community.

    MANDATED REPORTER: Limited: The person holding this position is considered a limited 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, revised July 21, 2017.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: It is the policy of California State University, Bakersfield to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to present documentation verifying their right to accept employment. You will also be requested to present a social security card at the time of initial appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations. State regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State employment, except legally employed non-citizens. These individuals are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.

    EEO STATEMENT: California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.


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