Instructional Associate, Theatre - Costume and Makeup

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Instructional Associate, Theatre - Costume and Makeup

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Instructional Services

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting $2,496.38 per month

Working Hours: One regular, part-time position, 18 hours per week, 10 months per year (August through May), beginning August 1, 2018, on the Oceanside Campus. This is an "extended day" position, subject to possible fluctuations in daily working hours, and may be exempt from compensation for overtime in excess of 8 hours in one day. Hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week period shall be compensated on an overtime basis. The work schedule will be Monday through Thursday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm and Friday, 12:00 pm ? 6:00 pm. The schedule is anticipated to change during productions. Work schedule will sometimes include evening and weekend hours to provide support for theatre productions. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated above. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- Do you have supervisory experience?

- If you answered "yes" to question 1, please list the position(s) in which you held supervisory roles, how long you held the position(s), how many employees you supervised, and name of the employer(s). If you answered "no" to question 1, please type "n/a." IMPORTANT: The position(s) you reference must be included in the Employment History section of your application form.

- Please list the computer software, systems and applications related to the job functions that you have worked with. Identify the name of the employer(s) and your position title(s), and explain in detail your experience using the software, systems, and applications. IMPORTANT: The position(s) you reference must be included in the Employment History section of your application form.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function and Other Details:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist within an instructional program by performing complex technical work in an instructional learning environment for a highly technical or complex vocational or academic subject area; exercise judgment and initiative in coordinating labs and other instructional facilities and materials of the assigned area of learning. Positions in this class may perform duties for various Instructional departments: Allied Health, Art, Automotive Technology, Biological Science, Biotechnology, Drafting, Horticulture, Letters, Performing Arts, Physical Sciences, computer labs, and so on. While every incumbent may not perform every task as outlined, this class nevertheless includes most of the duties required.

The Instructional Associate class is distinguished from the Instructional Assistant classes in that incumbents assume greater responsibility for more technical aspects of a learning program, perform at a skilled level with a considerable degree of independence and operate various and complex apparatus, equipment and machines; the Instructional Associate must possess extensive technical or academic training and experience in the field of specialty, provide work direction and training to student workers and Instructional Assistants.

The Instructional Associate for Theatre, Makeup and Costumes will oversee the overall organization of the costume and makeup production process for the theatre. Provide instructional assistance in costume and makeup classes; materials and devices related to theatre design and technology, including but not limited to: costumes; makeup; costume crafts; costume construction; establish rules and policies for incoming designers and their use of district property and costume shop; manage check out and return of rented/loaned pieces; and see that stock is dry cleaned as necessary.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

1) Prepare, develop, explain and demonstrate learning exercises and instructional materials to aid in student comprehension of course work; present information to students and instructional personnel in a logical, accurate and interesting manner. Provide information on available learning resources. [E]

2) Assist instructors, staff and students in the use of a variety of equipment, materials and supplies in an instructional laboratory setting, including computer hardware and software applications; design, modify and enforce lab procedures and policies. [E]

3) Monitor students in class work procedures; encourage student participation; check student work; demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in classroom, lab and workshop situations; assure security of lab materials, equipment, machinery, computers.[E]

4) Establish and monitor lab schedules; set up and supervise labs, prepare and issue materials; dispose of materials, check in tools, equipment and materials; maintain appropriate records. [E]

5) Provide work direction training to Instructional Assistants and student workers or interns; verify payroll records. [E]

6) Participate in the planning, design and construction of department instructional facilities.

7) Develop or assist in developing department budgets; coordinate purchases and other expenditures; monitor accounts and request transfer of funds as appropriate; maintain records and prepare related reports. [E]

8) Order, receive, catalog and store supplies, materials and equipment; direct and participate in inventory of lab equipment and materials, assuring that adequate quantities are available for instructional use; mark equipment with approved identification. Provide technical assistance in the preparation of specifications for equipment and material purchases; interview vendors to assess new equipment and supplies and recommend selection as requested. [E]

9) Maintain learning environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition; make minor repairs and adjustments to learning equipment; perform more complex or technical repairs and create specialized tools, instruments, equipment or facilities as needed. [E]

10) Assist in developing recruitment programs for prospective and continuing students; assist in recruiting students for assigned programs through industry organizations, committees and area high schools as assigned.

11) Operate and instruct others in the use of a variety of technical or specialized equipment related to area of specialty including computers and related equipment, calibrated scientific equipment, hand and power tools and large machinery as required. [E]

12) Perform related duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
Plus vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and enrollment in a retirement system.

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree or the equivalent AND one year closely related work experience; OR

2. Associate's in Arts degree or the equivalent AND four year closely related work experience

(To view MiraCosta College's equivalency guidelines for classified positions go to d_Positions.pdf.)

(IMPORTANT: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours)

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Experience with makeup, and costumes, costume construction, costume care and maintenance, wigs and wig maintenance, dyeing and manipulation of fabrics, costume crafts, and experience instructing and supervising students and student crews.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date: 6-6-2018

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information:
[email protected] or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the college’s Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.





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Posted: 5/9/2018
Application Due: 6/7/2018
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