Performing Arts Technician II (11/12 Pay Plan)

Location
93740
Posted
Feb 10, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Organizational Description:

The Theatre Arts Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with emphasis in Acting, Design/Tech and General as well as a Dance Option. The Department produces seven faculty directed/choreographed productions each year, including a children's touring production. The Department also mounts four student-directed/choreographed productions each year.

Overview:

Under the general supervision of the faculty Lighting/Sound Designer, the Performing Arts Technician II position combines a variety of responsibilities in lighting and sound technical support for Theatre Arts productions. Ongoing coordination with faculty involved in the productions is central to work. Incumbents at this level work independently on standard assignments in the lighting and sound areas and require limited technical direction. Using ingenuity, technical abilities and knowledge of production goals and themes, the Performing Arts Technician II will implement lighting and audio effects from a design; set up and conduct classroom demonstrations; provide direct lab support to students and lead work direction to other staff involved in productions.

Position Summary:

Responsibilities include:

    	
  • Maintain the Department of Theatre Arts facilities including repairing the lighting and audio systems for all theatres and recording areas
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  • Attend rehearsals, meetings and performances as assigned
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  • Hang, focus and strike lighting instruments from a light plot
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  • Install specialized audio systems as required for productions
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  • Utilize computer programs for drafting, paperwork, sound recording, playback and editing
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  • Maintain organization of lighting rooms and sound studio
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  • Schedule and provide lead work direction to student assists and technicians
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  • Recommend the ordering and maintenance of inventory and supplies for departmental productions
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  • Coordinate with all faculty and staff involved with productions
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  • Set up and conduct classroom demonstrations
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  • Design the lighting and/or sound for departmental productions as assigned
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  • Assist student designers in the technical aspects of lighting and audio production
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  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

	
    		
  • Thorough knowledge of:		
      			
    • Basic electrical theory and usage related to audio and lighting effects
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    • Safety requirements and standards related to lighting and sound production and stage operations
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  • Working knowledge of lighting and/or sound systems, effects and consoles
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  • Basic computer/office skills
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  • Ability to:		
      			
    • Independently perform basic assignments and oversee production support projects and productions
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    • Work with minimal technical direction on a wide range of projects
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    • Translate and implement lighting and speaker plots
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    • Provide lead work direction and training to students engaged in productions and related duties
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    • Work successfully in close collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and students in a theatrical production program
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    • Train others in safety measures and ensure compliance with codes and regulations
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    • Exercise good judgment and discretion
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    • Prioritize and handle multiple projects
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    • Assist in estimating and controlling costs of certain projects
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  • A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations
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Education and Experience:

    	
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working for a theatre, entertainment venue, repertory or production company as a master electrician, lighting director or sound technician/engineer. This background normally would be achieved through professional training or applicable college coursework and practical experience.

Specialized Skills:

    	
  • Working knowledge of:	
      		
    • Programming and operating lighting and sound consoles
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    • Computer programs and equipment for sound playback, recording and editing
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    • Wireless microphones and speaker placement
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Preferred Skills:

    	
  • Bachelors degree in theatre or related field with coursework in lighting and/or sound design
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  • Knowledge of:	
      		
    • Intelligent lighting instruments and data systems
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    • Qlab, Vector Works, Light Wright and Adobe Audition
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  • Experience programming an ETC Ion Lighting console
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  • Experience operating a Yamaha M7CL digital audio console
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  • Experience with live sound reinforcement

Filing Deadline:

Applications received by March 20, 2017 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures:

Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/

Other Requirements:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed (as determined by the CSU) before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may be the basis for rescinding an offer of employment and/or affect the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

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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 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Other Applicant Information:

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, the California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

General Information:

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 23,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.



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