Theater Staging Specialist

Job description

Position Definition

To oversee and participate in the construction, maintenance and operation of stage sets and use of the theater.

Position Title
Theater Staging Specialist

Diablo Valley College

Posting Number

$22.33/ hourly

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provides technical direction in the operation, management and production execution in the theater and supervises use of all theatrical and stage equipment and machinery.
Confers with directors and designers on production design and viability; develops production schedule.
Constructs production elements such as scenery and props using a variety of materials like woods, metals, plastics and fabrics; operates power/hand tools and machinery.
Plans, supervises and participates in the construction and assembly of stage sets, electrical equipment, and new theater installations.
Develops and implements use of technical illustrations, drafting, descriptions, and plans for construction.
Maintains shop power/hand tools and large equipment, keeping in safe working order for staff and students to use; repairs tools and equipment when possible; seeks/contracts with outside repair businesses when necessary.
Supervises and trains students in the use of facility-related equipment such as workshop, lighting, sound, and rigging; oversees and participates in set construction in workshop and theater areas.
Provides instructional staff with appropriate teaching materials; prepares stage and classroom for instructional, campus, and community use.
Provides labor, production, and rental cost estimates.
Recommends and orders supplies and equipment; maintains, monitors and organizes inventory.
Monitors supply budget; initiates payment of invoices; monitors departmental income receipts.
Provides technical advice to groups using the theater; ensures proper, safe use and reports any misuse/damage to the facility as necessary.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Two (2) years of experience in an industry or academic technical theater setting with exposure to all facets of performing arts, including lead responsibility.

Possession of an Associate degree from an accredited college in theater production or a related field, or equivalent.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Stage lighting, audio, video, rigging and construction for a variety of theatrical productions.
Previous and current technologies in theatrical operations such as: lighting controls and fixtures, audio processing equipment, rigging and staging systems.
Stage building materials, properties, furniture and scenery.
Tool safety and basic operational maintenance.
Proper methods, techniques, and materials for stage craft.
Basic structural engineering, carpentry, electronics, electrical wiring, scenic painting, technical illustration, welding, rigging and rope-craft, video, construction materials and drafting.
Theatrical production management and business operations including basic bookkeeping and computer skills.
Basic mathematical skills, including geometry.

Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Accurately estimate material and labor costs.
Design and troubleshoot stage lighting, scenic presentation, electrical, rigging and general repairs.
Interpret plans, designs, and specifications; design basic stage settings.
Maintain records, logs, and inventories.
Organize and prioritize own and others€™ work.
Safely operate and perform maintenance on a variety of hand and power tools.
Identify, report and resolve facility safety hazards where appropriate.
Perform mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately.
Supervise, train and lead student assistants.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.





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Job No:
Posted: 11/26/2018
Application Due: 1/2/2019
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