Theatre Technical Specialist (Provisional)

Santa Monica College
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Performing Arts, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time


The positions in this classification support the theater technical operations in at least one of three specialized areas which include: audio; electrical; and rigging for indoor stage productions and outdoor events.

This recruitment will be used to create a temporary pool to work 'as needed' assignments for special theatre productions. All assignments are limited to 90 working days. Days and hours are flexible based on performance schedules.

'The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District's Board Policy 3120 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment) may be accessed at: .'

Examples of Duties

Prepares, modifies, interprets and implements working plans, drawings, blueprints, light plots and other written and verbal information concerning indoor stage productions and outdoor events.

Performs minor repairs and general maintenance of stage equipment; problem solves and/or trouble shoots in area(s) of specialty.

Confers with in-coming show personnel, and assists with rigging of scenery, stage lighting and/or audio equipment.

Devices safety protocols and enforces fire safety and OSHA regulations.
Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.

Specialized Area – Rigging
Performs rigging and carries out installations with chains and motors; operates and maintains existing stage counterweight system.

Specialized Area – Electrical
Implements the circuiting of lights and electric power distribution for assigned productions. Balances the electric loads for safety.

Prepares, hangs and connects stage lighting fixtures. Programs and operates computer controlled lighting board and moving lights.

Specialized Area – Audio
Patches control console based on specifications of the designer or Theatre Technical Director.

Performs theatre and live sound reinforcement utilizing digital audio mixing equipment, digital playback, recording system, and acoustical equalization; troubleshoots digital and analog equipment, electronic and wireless interference in the audio system.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Requirement:
An Associate of Arts degree in Theatre Arts or a closely related field

Experience Requirement:
Four (4) years of experience in the set-up and operations of theatrical systems in at least one specialized area of audio, electrical and/or rigging.

Education/Experience Equivalency:
Experience and/or education of the same kind, level, or amount as required in the minimum qualifications may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Licensure and/or Certification:

Supplemental Information

These are temporary, hourly positions without benefits. An eligibility list will NOT be established to fill these temporary positions.

All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their qualifications for these positions. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to an interview with the hiring department.

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