Lead Stage Tech (A2, E2, G2, R2) (Continuous)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Northridge, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity.  Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity.  CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.

About the University

Serving more than 42,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students' economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

About the Department

Valley Performing Arts Center includes two venues, a 500-seat auditorium, and the new 1700-seat state of the art proscenium theater/concert hall.  VPAC presents about 50 performances per year of world-class artists of all genres and disciplines.  Located in the nation's second largest market, Los Angeles, VPAC operates at the highest level of professional and artistic excellence

Major Duties

PLEASE NOTE:  Position will be filled at either the Lead Stage Tech A2, E2, G2, or R2 position dependent upon applicant qualifications.
Under direct supervision of the Technical Director or designee, the Lead Stage Technician assists the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) technical staff with event/performances on an "on-call" basis. The incumbent works to maintain and improve the integrity, condition and value of the facilities as a world-class performing arts and cultural center for the campus and larger community; supports electrics and other related technical systems; assists with load in, rehearsal/performance and load out for a wide variety of events, including music, dance, theatre, guest speakers, and film screenings; interacts with visiting production staff, licensee clients and university event staff in the execution of events; maintains a safe working environment for staff and clients; assists in the maintenance of stage electrics equipment and systems; works to smoothly integrate the mission of the University, the VPAC, and the College by ensuring a positive experience for all artists, faculty, students, staff, and community; holds the lead technical supervisor position on work calls as scheduled; and assists in training and supervising student production crews. In addition to these duties, the incumbent will also be assigned the following major duties, dependent upon the position:
TECH A2: Reads and understands stage plots and determines electrical loads; trouble-shoots audio electrical problems efficiently and safely; mixes live on analog and digital audio mixing consoles including but not limited to Yamaha and DiGiCo plus other related technical systems; leads and assist others in set up of all event audio equipment, audio line testing, system ring out; assists with audio mixing from both front of house and on stage monitor stations; and assists with maintaining audio inventory and some equipment repairs.
TECH E2: Reads and understands light plots while also leading a crew implementing lighting plots, circuiting, hanging and focusing lighting fixtures and trouble-shoots theatrical electrical problems efficiently and safely; programs computerized lighting consoles (conventional and intelligent fixtures) to include ETC Expression, Ion and Eos; holds the lead technical supervisor position on work calls as scheduled; and assists with lighting inventory, light installations in rehearsal spaces.
TECH G2: Provides technical and production services in one or more of the core production areas including but not limited to audio, electrics, carpentry, properties, and wardrobe; assists in the organization, planning, and execution of all aspects of an event; identifies technical needs; evaluates and interprets working drawings for technical requirements; assists in scheduling and supervising back stage activity; delegates technical responsibilities as needed; assists in managing production labor, supplies and equipment costs, and initial productions costs for road shows and in-house productions based on budgeting needs; directs stage crews on proper use of equipment and safety protocols; and assists in advanced planning and implementation of production needs for events/performances.
TECH R2: Reads and understands stage plots and leads a crew in the proper and safe operation of loading weight to the counterweight fly system; performs physical and visual inspections of the theatre flying system to detect problems efficiently and safely; and possess working knowledge and experience in proper point rigging, the proper and safe use of chain motors, box truss rigging.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Equivalent to four years of full-time experience working for a theater, repertory, or stock company including costume construction, stage and set construction, lighting, sound, and production or related work.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge of theatre etiquette, standards, and protocol. General knowledge of methods and techniques related to theatre facilities; principles and techniques of design and production; and safety requirements and standards related to stage and set construction, lighting, and stage operations. Knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre and operating theatre technical systems with specific concentrations: G2 and E2 in lighting but also exposure to audio, fly rail operation; R2: in fly rail and stage rigging but also exposure to audio, lighting operation; A2: in audio operation audio effects and wireless audio equipment application and thorough knowledge of basic electrical theory and usage related to audio systems. Ability and specialized skills to: demonstrate excellent customer service and public relations skills; work under pressure and within set timeframes; work independently as well as an effective team member in the execution of events and other assigned tasks; make minor equipment repairs; maintain records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; read blue prints and/or stage plots, identify problems, be outgoing and enjoy working with people. In addition, Audio Tech's (A2) must have thorough knowledge of basic electrical theory and usage related to audio systems; functional knowledge and experience in live mixing on analog and digital audio mixing consoles including but not limited to Yamaha and Digico plus other related technical systems; trouble-shoot audio electrical problems efficiently and safely; must be proficient in reading stage plots and determining electrical loads. In addition, Lighting Tech (E2) must be proficient in reading and understanding light plots and be able to lead a crew implementing lighting plots, circuiting, hanging and focusing lighting fixtures and be able to trouble-shoot theatrical electrical problems efficiently and safely; be proficient in programming computerized lighting consoles such as ETC Expression, Ion and Eos; working knowledge and experience in proper point rigging, the proper and safe use of chain motors, truss rigging; must be proficient in reading and understanding stage plots and be able to lead a crew in the proper and safe operation of loading weight to the counterweight fly system and be able to perform physical and visual inspections of the theatre flying system to detect problems efficiently and safely.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The salary range for this classification is: $20.13 - $32.68
The anticipated hiring range: $20.13 - $25.00, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
HOURS: Intermittent; On-Call Sat-Sun; time of day and quantity of hours vary and are scheduled based on facility needs and staff availability; temporary-renewable, end date to be determined.


General Information

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

Applications are currently being accepted to establish a Performing Arts Technician II POOL.
Applications for these on-call positions will be accepted on a continuing basis through June 30, 2017 or until an adequate amount of applications have been received.
Please complete the CSUN on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.
Application Screening begins immediately and will continue on an ongoing basis.
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.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:
http://www.csun.edu/careers/


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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