Performing Arts Program Technician (working title: Technical Director)

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Performing Arts Program Technician (working title: Technical Director)

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 4/22/2019

The Cilker School of Art & Design at West Valley College is now accepting applications for the position of Performing Arts Technical Director.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to perform a variety of duties including serving as Technical Director for West Valley Performing Arts (Theater, Music, Dance), providing supervision and maintenance of the theater facility and technical assistance for school performance events and other college, community or outside events in the West Valley College Theater. Other important skills include set building, scenic painting, event coordination, equipment maintenance, expense tracking and student safety training.

The new technical director will be welcomed into a program that is part of a vibrant and emerging area of West Valley College. Art and Design is one of the College's top priorities, and within a few short years, will have committed over $100,000,000 to the design and construction of state-of-the-art facilities for performing arts, visual arts and design. Likewise, we seek a committed individual who can who possesses a 21st Century vision for theater and entertainment and the skills to implement that vision with a community of motivated and talented students, faculty, staff and administrators.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work directly with the Dean of the School, faculty, architects and theater specialists in the design of the newly renovated and redesigned theater facilities, which will include state-of-the-art classrooms, studios, 2 stage venues and a new Black Box theater. These new facilities - tentatively scheduled to open in 2022 and envisioned to be an academic and artistic laboratory - will be shared with colleagues and students from Visual Arts, Music, and Dance.

The successful candidate will support the theater, music and dance programs into the future, providing our students with skills and sensibilities that are critical to traditional and emerging theater and entertainment technologies disciplines. Applicants who have the knowledge, skills and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of June 10, 2019. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $5,464-$5,966 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Performing Arts Program Technician classification, Range 64, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually.
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to the completion of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in a related field.

3. Two years of responsible stagecraft or technical theatre experience.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain equipment and supplies in the theatre and scene shop; coordinate cleaning, inspection, and repair of instruments and equipment as needed.
  • Train and direct the work of students in the operation of stage equipment and building of scenery for theatre productions.
  • Coordinate the performance schedule in two theatres; function as stage manager for music and dance performances.
  • Schedule and oversee facility rentals; prepare cost estimates for outside organizations using the facility; participate in the management of the facility rental budget.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 3/13/2019
Application Due: 4/23/2019
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