Theatre (Lighting Design/Sound Design and Technology)

Employer
Cerritos College
Location
Norwalk

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Theatre (Lighting Design/Sound Design and Technology)

Salary: $70,084.00 - $107,614.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Theatre Arts-21
Closing: 6/6/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Theatre Arts-21
Division: Fine Arts & Communications

Description

Closing Date:
This position will close on June 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

College Profile

Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu.
Department Profile
Located in the Southern California entertainment markets of Los Angeles and Orange County, the Cerritos College Department of Theatre & Film brings professional-level live and digital entertainment training to students. The department produces four live shows each year including a fully staged musical and will open its new state-of-the-art $70 million Performing Arts Center in Fall 2022. The department offers a wide range of courses taught by four full-time and five to eight part-time faculty including acting, lighting, scenic design, stage craft, costuming, hair & makeup, theatre & film history, screenwriting, and film production. Our faculty have professional and educational credits from around the world to enhance student experiences in their classrooms.

Distinguishing Career Features
This is a 10-month tenure-track contract position.

Job Duties

ALL FACULTY SHALL:
  • Maintain currency with current information, concepts, laws and ideas in their disciplines and with best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Check mailbox, voicemail, and e-mail regularly.
  • Complete the checkout form before leaving campus at the end of the academic term.
  • Maintain student confidentiality as required by regulation and Board Policy 5040 titled Student Records and Directory Information.
    ALL FULL-TIME FACULTY SHALL:
  • Participate in committee work, student activities, and shared governance activities as appropriate.
  • Attend first-year and second-year staff development workshops during the first and second years of employment at Cerritos College.
  • Attend department and division meetings.
  • Attend commencement ceremonies.
  • Assist the Department Chairperson and Instructional Dean in unit planning, budget preparation, and inventory.
  • Develop and implement a “Flex Plan” as required by state regulations.

  • All full-time faculty who are assigned classes shall: Post and maintain at least three scheduled office hours per week on at least three different days, including the final examination period. Office hours may not be scheduled between 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
    ALL FACULTY WHO ARE ASSIGNED CLASSES SHALL:
  • Teach all assigned classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy.
  • Teach all assigned classes for all scheduled minutes. In cases of necessary absence from class, notify the Instructional Dean or designee, or if unavailable, the Office of Academic Affairs in advance and have plans prepared so that a substitute, if assigned, can maintain continuity of course content.
  • Teach courses in accordance with the course outlines of record.
  • Provide opportunities for students to be aware of their progress.
  • Submit a copy of the syllabus for each class to the Division Office.
  • Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress and submit them to appropriate offices by the published deadlines.
  • Submit end-of-session grades, including supporting documentation, and attendance reports by the published deadlines.

  • Submit required information about first-day, no-show students by the published deadlines.
  • Submit textbook order information by the published deadlines. If the textbook is electronic or includes an electronic course pack, these conditions must be met:
    1. Tests and exams must be available to the student without charge.
    2. The text and course pack must be available to students with disabilities.
    3. The publisher must grant read-only access to designated college staff for purposes of evaluation of course materials.
    4. The text must be downloadable or printable.
    If these four conditions are not met, the electronic textbook cannot be used.
  • Meet all classes during the final examination period.
  • Give final examinations at the scheduled time unless approval to do otherwise is granted by the Office of Academic Affairs or its designee.
  • Keep all corrected final examination papers for at least one year following the close of the semester or summer term.
  • Maintain a safe learning environment in classrooms, laboratories, and other instructional spaces.
  • Allow the instructional manager and/or Instructional Dean, upon request, to review any assignments given during the semester.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications
    Master's or Master of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/ performance OR Bachelor's or Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/performance AND Master's in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature or humanities OR the equivalent

    Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Expertise in technical entertainment production techniques and processes

    Knowledge of sound design and production

    Knowledge of theatrical rigging concepts, equipment and techniques

    Professional industry experience in lighting and sound, touring, load-ins, etc. Knowledge of computer aided drafting software.

    Ability to create light and sound plots and associated paperwork

    Commitment to work with a diverse student body in activities and productions outside of the classroom

    Supplemental Information

    Physical Demands
    Physical requirements may be met with or without reasonable accommodations. Requires ambulatory ability to move to various office and classroom-type locations. Ability to operate classroom equipment, including computer, and provide instruction and make presentations. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals or groups to carry on complex or routine conversations. Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis.

    Salary/Fringe Benefits

    Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Salary rate is: $70,084- $107,614/annual.

    Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance.)

    Participation in the State Teachers' Retirement System.

    Conditions of Employment
    This is a tenure-track contract position. Contract will be for 10 school months for the academic year beginning fall semester 2022.

    Participation in a pre-service orientation and/or probationary in-service training is required.

    Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

    Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage

    ** Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

    Application Procedure
    Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.
    Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
    It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

    Selection Procedure
    Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President-Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcript 1 (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters (Written within one year)
  • Link to professional design portfolio

  • Optional Documents

  • Application for Equivalency
  • Transcript 2 (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
  • Transcript 3 (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)



  • To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3336195/theatre-lighting-design-sound-design-and-technology

    The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .





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    Organization

    Working at Cerritos College

    Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles county. The college offers degrees and certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year.

    The Cerritos College student body is a majority of minorities: Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans together account for more than 60% of our students.

    But there is much more to our diversity....

    Cerritos College attracts students directly from high school, but we also attract the returning student who may have been out of school for many years. We serve first generation college students as well as college students with a college family tradition.

    Our mission is teaching and our faculty has established a distinguished record of scholarship, research and publication.

    Employment

    The Human Resources Department is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining the highest qualified individuals to meet the educational goals of our diverse student population.

    We encourage and support a diverse atmosphere where employees feel valued and recognized for their efforts, along with the support to create an environment which fosters the positive attitude and creative spirit of our employees.

    The District offers a comprehensive benefit program that promotes wellness and supports healthy lifestyle choices.

    Human Resources affirms its commitment to ensuring that all employment and employment-related decisions are based on the principles of equal employment opportunity.

    Above all else, Cerritos College Human Resources provides quality service, while maintaining confidentiality, integrity, respecting individuals, promoting teamwork and focusing on innovation and the future.

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