CTVA Equipment Room Technician

Updated: 12 months ago
Location: Northridge, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the College

The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication (MCCAMC) consist of six academic departments (Art, Cinema and Television Arts, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music and Theatre), offers Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in each; serves 5,000 undergraduate majors and 245 graduate students and employs about 480 faculty and staff. Additional information about the college is available at www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication.

Major Duties

Under general supervision of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) Department Chair, the CTVA Equipment Room Coordinator oversees the process of signing out equipment to qualified students and the equipment's return. The incumbent keeps and maintains accurate inventory record of all equipment assigned to the CTVA Equipment Room; maintains the equipment inventory storage areas and keeps them orderly and safe; trains, schedules and oversees student assistants in the proper composition and operation of professional audio, video and multimedia equipment to be signed out for student projects in the Film, Television and Multimedia options; provides professional counseling on the equipment configurations required; and performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to two (2) years of full-time journey-level, skilled, or semi-skilled experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of industrial or technical equipment, which includes extensive understanding of audio/video/lighting/remote production/cinematographical components and systems. Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field or equivalent preferred. Two years of trade school or technical arts training within specialization may be substituted for one year or required experience. Experience in a media production environment at an academic institution or production equipment rental facility highly desired. Trade and industry certifications relevant to the job are a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Working knowledge of cinema and television production, post-production and projection systems as well as basic electronic repair, design and troubleshooting of a variety of sophisticated film, television, audio and multimedia systems. Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in configuration, installation; maintenance, repair and operation of components and systems used in television, film, audio, and multimedia. Proficiency in asset reservation and management software (e.g., Web Checkout), Mac and PC systems hardware, common production and post-production software. Knowledge of and ability to maintain university procedures for purchasing procurement, asset management, human resources and asset security. Ability and specialized skills to: perform repair work as needed and to troubleshoot complex systems; train work study students on the proper composition and use of professional AV equipment; provide professional customer service counseling to student equipment users and faculty; understand the relationship between the department's facility/equipment/technical services and its pedagogy. Ability to obtain a California Driver's License to operate CSUN vehicles for equipment delivery and pickup preferred.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $3748 - $6204 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3748- $5550, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; 11:00am - 8:00pm, Monday through Friday.
REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. 
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing  http://bit.ly/HR_CSUN  link.  NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
Applications received prior to November 1, 2017, will be considered in the initial screening and will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
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Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.
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