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Stage Technician

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

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

Job Details

Stage Technician

Position Type: Classified
Position Code: 2CHU02
FTE: 1.0
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary): $5,048.83/month
Job Location: Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545
Department: Administrative Services

Job Summary:
The Chabot College Community
Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja programs were first created at Chabot College, and have since been replicated across the state. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found here.

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.

Joining Our College Community
We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Stage Technician for Chabot College in Hayward, CA.

The Chabot College Performing Arts Complex (PAC) has five facilities, which include a 1,432-seat proscenium theatre, a 200-seat flexible theatre, a 99-seat recital hall, and two outdoor amphitheaters serving both academic programs and community rentals.
Under general supervision, perform a variety of skilled and technical duties for Performing Arts Center (PAC) productions including in the areas of lighting, sound, staging, rigging, and audio/visual equipment; provide technical training, supervision and assistance for theatre stage productions; troubleshoot and/or repair theatrical systems as necessary; and assure that theatre and stage equipment is maintained in a clean and safe condition; may provide supervision of facilities during events.

This is a revenue generated position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon available revenue on a year to year basis.

Representative Duties:
The following 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.

1. Assist in the presentation of events in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) and other assigned areas, either on or off campus; set up and operate lighting, sound, staging, rigging, and audio/visual equipment; set up ancillary venues for events as necessary.

2. Communicate with event supervisor and other users to establish, discuss, or clarify technical requirements of productions.

3. Install scenic elements involved in theater production as necessary.

4. Work with other theater staff regarding event labor, equipment, and venue usage; store, issue, receive, repair, maintain, and inventory tools, supplies, materials, and equipment; plan for future event labor, equipment and venue usage as necessary.

5. Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair theater equipment including rigging, lighting, sound, and related machinery.

6. May train and/or provide work direction to student assistants and other part-time workers as assigned; may provide advice and guidance on the safe operation and use of tools and equipment.

7. May provide supervision of event in assigned facility.

8. Maintain all assigned facilities and equipment in accordance with safety standards; ensure security of facilities and equipment.

9. Create or process various records and paperwork necessary for the successful completion of assigned task(s) during an event.

10. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Education and Experience:
Any combination of the following would provide a typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in theater arts or a related field.

Two years of theatrical experience in the construction, operation, and maintenance of stage equipment and materials.

Minimum Qualifications:
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
1. Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a theatrical event or public assembly events.

2. Methods and techniques used in the production of theater events.

3. Principles, techniques, and operation of lighting and sound used in stage production work.

4. Basic principles and applications of set design and construction relating to stage productions.

5. Principles, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in stage work.

6. Principles and practices of theatre rigging.

7. Principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems.

8. Methods and techniques of maintaining, installing, and repairing electrical systems and equipment.

9. Operating characteristics and application of electrical test equipment.

10. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

11. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.

12. Inventory control procedures and methods.

13. Basic principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.

Ability to:
1. Install sets, lighting, and sound equipment for stage presentations.

2. Operate equipment and facilities for various theatrical productions.

3. Maintain tools and equipment used in the course of performing assigned tasks.

4. Instruct others in the proper use of tools and equipment.

5. Repair electrical systems.

6. Troubleshoot and repair electrical and electronic malfunctions.

7. Adapt to changing conditions.

8. Maintain records of equipment and supplies.

9. Train and provide work directions to others.

10. Perform assigned work in accordance with appropriate safety practices and regulations.

11. Learn and apply new information and skills.

12. Work independently in the absence of supervision.

13. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

14. Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

15. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

16. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

17. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Two years experience in a Professional Technical Theatre environment
2. Working knowledge of Standard Theatrical Equipment (Computerized and LED Stage Lighting, Sound - Live Reinforcement and Recording and Theatre Stage Rigging)
3. Experience in the use of Microsoft Suite
4. Must be self-motivated
5. Strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills
6. Experience in Production Management
7. Flexibility

Job Work Schedule: 40 hours/week, Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., hours will vary depending on the Performing Arts Center performance/event schedule, evenings and weekends required as needed, 12 months/year.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work is performed primarily in a theatre setting; exposure to noise, dust, smoke, fumes, and electrical and radiant energy; work at heights on ladders and lifts and on a grid at 60 feet; work around or operate power tools and equipment. Positions are required to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a theatre 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 moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and hand and power tools requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Posting Number: AS717P
Open Date: 05/16/2024
Close Date: 06/06/2024
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The Board of Trustees has updated Board Policy 7330 to incorporate information on COVID vaccination requirements, which are currently suspended. Accordingly, employee(s) must comply with the Board Policy found at:

Any subsequent updates can be found here:

Notification to Applicants:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement:

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

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It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of
employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against
any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious
creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color,
national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other
similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its
own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of
applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.



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