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Performing Arts Staff

California State University, Los Angeles
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

Performing Arts Staff

Job No: 528950
Work Type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Excluded, Temporary, Time Varies, Theatre Arts

Applications are currently being accepted to establish a pool of qualified applicants for these temporary, hourly, on-call positions. Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis through 4/30/2024.

Job No: 528950; 08/10/2023

Casual Worker
College of Arts and Letters/A& L Productions

Salary Range: $15.50 - $140.00/Hourly

Work Schedule: Hours to be arranged, on-call; must be available for weekdays, weekends and/or evening performances; non-exempt classification. Temporary position ends on/or before June 30, 2024; may be extended.

Essential Functions: Under the direct supervision of the college Technical Director and the general supervision of the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the performing arts facilities, their contents, as well as facility users and patrons. Duties include: locking and unlocking facility; performing facility set up including stage preparation, installation of scenic elements, and set up and operation of audio and lighting equipment; use of stage fly systems; event support as backstage crew or as front-of-house crew; enforcing University policy, and operating procedures; preparing event forms to document facility usage, attendance, incidents, etc.; operating and using complex theatre and stage equipment; leading one or more crew areas; supervising student workers and/or student volunteers; and performing skilled work in various para-professional and technical tasks.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Knowledge and understanding of safety operating procedures of performing arts facilities and equipment, and the ability to enforce and execute those procedures. Must possess experience: in backstage work in the performing arts; accepting and carrying out instructions; meeting deadlines; and working in an educational environment. Have the ability to: prepare event activity documentation and reports; work efficiently, effectively and agreeably under pressure; work independently while still supporting the work of a team or stage crew; and manually lift 50 lbs. Demonstrated ability and interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications: Theatre Arts or related education. Three years theatrical production education, training and/or experience in constructing, operating, and maintaining stage equipment. Experience managing patrons; supervising crews and/or similar leadership experience; and providing support for special events.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

Employment in these positions may expire on or before the expiration date or may be extended. Future temporary positions are contingent upon the availability of funds and operational needs of the University.

The person holding this position is considered a "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, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

To obtain employment information for the impaired call:
TDD Line (323) 343-3670
24-hour Dial-A-Job Line (323) 343-3678

Advertised: Aug 10, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Application closes: Apr 30, 2024 (11:55 PM)

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