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Production Technician (Performing Arts Technician III)

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024

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

Production Technician (Performing Arts Technician III)

Classificaiton: Performing Arts Technician III
Department: Theatre/Dance
Sub-Division: College of Arts
Salary Range: $4,176 - $5,021 per month
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres in the heart of Southern California, the University was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At Cal State Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty, and administrators through orientations, training programs, and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from various career disciplines that share the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

Cal State Fullerton's College of the Arts is an essential part of the creative fabric of Southern California, proudly serving as both an academic and cultural resource. We are a living laboratory for the arts, where success is measured in lines of dialogue, phrases of choreography, sheets of music and slabs of clay. Our alumni leave lasting legacies by contributing to the vitality of the arts nationally and globally and can be found in all facets of the thriving art and entertainment industries. We seek and exception individual to join our team as the Production Technician (Performing Arts Technician III). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

The Performing Arts Technician III provides technical/specialist support for technical production, stage rigging, and scenery automation for the Department of Theatre and Dance productions. Oversees graduate students, student assistants, and student crew members who work in the areas of scenery construction, stage rigging, and scenery automation for the Department of Theatre and Dance productions. Special skills needed in the areas of advanced scenic carpentry metal scenery fabrication, stage rigging and scenery automation. In collaboration with other Performing Arts Technicians, performs periodic maintenance, inventories maintenance, and organization of scenic lab equipment, stage machinery, stage rigging equipment, scenery automation equipment and supplies in all performance, storage, work, and classroom spaces. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in theatre, dance, music, or business with a minimum of two years of experience working for a theater, repertory or stock company engage in applicable production specialty such as costume construction, lighting production, or sound and audio production.

Thorough and specialized knowledge and experience in applicable production specialty. Advanced knowledge of design theory and principles with the ability to translate design specifications, blueprints or drawings into costume, scene, lighting or sound production and effects. Ability to independently manage production support projects and productions by braking segments into working units that coincide with production needs. Ability to work on more complex projects and designs. Ability 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 use the more complex features of applicable software packages for the production specialty. Ability to plan the layout and use of work areas. Thorough knowledge of safety requirements and standards related to production support specialty and stage operations, as well as the ability to train others on safety measures to ensure compliance with codes and regulations. Comprehensive knowledge of historical regulations. Comprehensive knowledge of historical periods for design and construction of materials and effects related to the applicable production specialty. Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize production and department needs. Possession of time management skills with the ability to determine priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced production environment. Knowledge of the principles, methods and information related to performing support services. Possession of interpersonal communication skills, as well as knowledge of the materials and supplies related to curricular support and their uses. Ability to plan, organize, and schedule workflow.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and 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 complete the background check satisfactorily may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Theatrical Technical Production. Knowledge of historical periods for design and construction of materials and effects related to applicable production specialty. Knowledge and experience in all aspects of scenery construction including Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welder and advanced metal fabrication. Certified welder. Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Certified rigger. Ability to work at heights, lift a minimum of 70 pounds with or without accommodation. Basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Ability to climb ladders upwards of 12-20 feet tall. Ability to work on catwalks at heights of 20'-40'. Working in various light levels and sound levels. Ability to move and lift heavy equipment. Ability to concentrate and multi-task under tight timelines and pressure.

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment where students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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.

The person holding this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the requirement outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) position under the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act Crimes reported to them or that they witness. CSA training is required.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as a Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant, or Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who applies for a position may be required to successfully complete job-related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e., H1-B Visas).

Application Deadline: Jul 11, 2024 (9:00 PM)

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