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Posting Date   Job Number  Job Title  Category  Type Status
8/18/2017 992-TMP Temporary Stage Technician,
Part-Time
Staff Temporary Accepting Applications
Responsibilities

Please submit a resume with Job No. 992-TMP. Instructions to complete the application are provided in a PDF format at the bottom of the recruitment posting. A link to upload a resume and/or other support documents is provided within the body of the online application. Please note that application materials must be completed in its entirety in order to be considered for the recruitment pool.

ABOUT THE MUSCO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center is designed with the latest advancements in entertainment technology and ample space for developing innovative artistic endeavors. With grand opening in 2016, the Musco Center for the Arts is poised to host a broad spectrum of performances by students and faculty from the esteemed Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, Departments of Theatre and Dance and regional and national touring ensembles. For additional information, visit www.chapman.edu/copa/musco-center.

THE POSITION: The Musco Center for the Arts has several part-time, temporary positions to serve as a Stage Technician I, II, or III capacity. The tasks and duties associated with the Stage Technician position will vary based on the candidate’s experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Level I – Under the supervision of the Technical Supervisor, Master Electrician, or Audio Video Engineer, the Stage Technician I will provide technical support for production related tasks in the Musco Center for the Arts, monitor the condition of equipment, and perform basic maintenance.  This is an entry-level classification in the Stage Technician series and performs all other duties as assigned.

Level II – Under the supervision of the Technical Supervisor, Master Electrician, or Audio Video Engineer, the Stage Technician II will provide technical support for production related tasks in the Musco Center of the Arts, monitor the condition of equipment, and perform basic to somewhat complex maintenance.  This is an experience-level classification in the Stage Technician series and performs all other duties as assigned.

Level III – Under the supervision of the Technical Supervisor, Master Electrician, or Audio Video Engineer, the Stage Technician III will provide technical support for production related tasks in the Musco Center for the Arts, monitor the condition of equipment, and perform basic to somewhat complex maintenance.  This is a theatre systems-specific experience-level classification in lighting, audio, rigging and fly rail operation, or stage management for the Musco Stage Technician series and performs all other duties as assigned.

These positions are seasonal, temporary assignments at which the duration can be extended or shortened at the discretion of the university. The work schedule will change from project to project requiring flexibility to facilitate weeknight and/or weekend productions.

Qualifications

Level I – One to three (1-3) years of experience in general stagecraft techniques. Experience with tools and facilities for professional, educational, and theatrical productions. Working knowledge of counterweight fly systems, stage lighting, electrics, and audio/visual systems. Knowledge of basic principles and methods of stage management. Working knowledge of standard theatrical equipment and terminology. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Interpersonal skills to interact with diverse groups of individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the university. Ability to remain calm and respond confidently and promptly to stressful situations. Capacity to solve problems with diplomacy and tact. Ability to use creative thinking and sound judgment in dealing with a variety of personality types and situations. Ability to follow and apply safety and work-related policies and procedures. Knowledge of pertinent regulations and codes relating to theater productions. Ability to work effectively in a team based environment and to work independently and follow-through on assignments with minimal direction/instruction. Desired – Current OSHA 10 certification.

Level II – One to three (1-3) years of experience in general stagecraft techniques and also in audio system, lighting system, or counterweight fly system set up and operation. Broad knowledge of wardrobe repair and maintenance, audio engineering, or lighting design. Experience with tools and facilities for professional, educational, and theatrical productions. Working knowledge of stage lighting, electrics, audio/visual systems, and counterweight fly systems. Knowledge of basic principles and methods of stage management. Working knowledge of standard theatrical equipment and terminology.Demonstrated knowledge of the methods and techniques in maintaining, installing, and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment used in stage productions, with the ability to apply the knowledge in work. Ability to read and interpret ground plans and elevations, schematics, CAD drawings, diagrams, light plots, and stage plots. Ability to prioritize tasks when faced with interruptions, distractions, and fluctuating workloads, and to carry out duties in a reliable and timely manner. Strong analytical and organizational skills to prioritize projects and resources to meet deadlines. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Interpersonal skills to interact with diverse groups of individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the university. Ability to remain calm and respond confidently and promptly to stressful situations; use creative thinking and sound judgment in dealing with a variety of personality types and situations; follow and apply safety and work-related policies and procedures. Basic knowledge of set and scenery design and construction. Knowledge of pertinent regulations and codes relating to theater productions. Technical skills to learn and use computers and enterprise software applications. Ability to work effectively in a team based environment and to work independently and follow-through on assignments with minimal direction/instruction. Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail. Desired – Current OSHA 10 certification.

Level III – One to three (1-3) years of experience in general stagecraft techniques and experience in audio system, lighting system, or counterweight fly system set up and operation. One to three years (1-3) experience as a stage electrician, counterweight fly rail operator, audio engineer, or stage manager. Broad knowledge of sound engineering, lighting design, theatre rigging and scenery, or properties and wardrobe construction. Experience with tools and facilities for professional, educational, and theatrical productions. Working knowledge of stage lighting, electricity, audio mixing consoles, audio/visual systems, rigging, or counterweight fly rail systems. Knowledge of basic principles and methods of stage management. Working knowledge of standard theatrical equipment and terminology. Demonstrated knowledge of the methods and techniques in maintaining, installing, and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment used in stage productions, with the ability to apply the knowledge in work. Demonstrated experience leading and directing stage crews. Ability to read and interpret ground plans and elevations, schematics, CAD drawings, diagrams, light plots, and stage plots. Ability to prioritize tasks when faced with interruptions, distractions, and fluctuating workloads, and to carry out duties in a reliable and timely manner. Strong analytical and organizational skills to prioritize schedules, projects, and resources and to meet deadlines in a multi-venue, multi-disciplinary environment with overlapping space allotments and complex schedules. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Interpersonal skills to interact with diverse groups of individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the university. Ability to remain calm and respond confidently and promptly to stressful situations. Capacity to solve problems with diplomacy and tact. Ability to use creative thinking and sound judgment in dealing with a variety of personality types and situations; to follow and apply safety and work-related policies and procedures. Knowledge of pertinent regulations and codes relating to theater productions. Technical skills to learn and use computers and enterprise and software applications. Ability to work effectively in a team based environment and work independently and follow-through on assignments with minimal direction/instruction. Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail. Desired – Current OSHA 10 certification and ETCP certification.

Notice to Applicants: This position is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time after without prior notice.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate. A DMV check is required for candidates who will operate a university vehicle or electric cart.

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Musco Center/Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.