California State University Northridge
Northridge, CA

Expires: 03/02/18


$1745- $2464 (Part Time Equivalent) per month

Stage Tech E2 Temp Half (ME/Board Op) (JID 7088)
Performing Arts Technician
Valley Performing Arts Complex
Part Time / $1745- $2464 (Part Time Equivalent) / mo.

CSUN's Commitment to You
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
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 Department
Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) 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
Under direct supervision of the Technical Director or designee, the Stage Tech E2 (Master Electrician/Board Operator) assists the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) technical staff with event/performances to maintain and improve the integrity, condition and value of the facilities as a world-class performing arts and cultural centers for the campus and larger community. The incumbent acts as one of the resident electrics leads responsible for programing and operating lighting consoles and leading crews, when assigned, at the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (500 Seats) or Great Hall (1700 seats) and other supporting spaces; performs interpretations of lighting plots and leads and/or assists a crew implementing lighting plots, circuiting, hanging, and focusing lighting fixtures; programs EOS and iON lighting consoles with ease at a high skill level to support activities and productions in the venues; participates in maintaining equipment readiness through equipment maintenance; keeps documentation current through competent use of Vectorworks, LightWright, and other supporting software; works in other production areas as assigned and skills warrant to support the overall Production Services Team; and performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to four years of full-time experience working for a theater, repertory, production, or stock company required which includes electrics and production related work. Experience with lighting rigs containing 10 or more moving fixtures and 20 or more LED fixtures and lighting design and the creation of lighting plots required. Equivalent to full-time college or university education/vocational school training in the Arts or job-related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience on a year for year basis. Demonstrated experience and/or skills in leading staff on a task or goal in the area of production design preferred.

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 the core production areas of audio, electrics, carpentry, and stage rigging. Knowledge of networking systems and their interconnections. Knowledge of DMX cable setups, equipment addressing, and troubleshooting. Knowledge of technical theatre and operating theatre technical systems that includes a strong leadership and experience concentration in electrics; proficient in the use of Lightwright and Vectorworks software. Ability and specialized skills to: read and interpret lighting plots and related documentation; identify problems and trouble shoot electrics systems; guide staff in the operation of lighting consoles and architectural lighting controls; make minor equipment repairs; maintain records; troubleshoot intelligent and LED type fixtures; possess good customer service and public relations skills, with the ability to work under pressure of deadlines and with a wide variety of personalities in the execution of events; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team under general supervision. Must be outgoing and enjoy working with people. Ability to lift and handle equipment weighing up to 65 lbs. Comfortable working at heights above six feet, including walking on a 76 foot high stage grid spaces in-between.

Pay, Benefits, + Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $1745 - $2888 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $1745- $2464 (Part Time Equivalent), dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Part-Time; 10-month appointment, paid over 12 months, spanning September 1 - June 30, with the time period of July and August off each year. Candidate will work a minimum 20 hours per week and will be assigned a corresponding hourly appointment for additional work over their salaried time base. Schedule will vary based on facility activity.

TEMP: Temporary-renewable; end date June 30, 2018.

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
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 September 12, 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.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

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.


Robyn McKibbon

Recruitment Services Coordinator


(818) 677-2101

Business Address

18111 Nordhoff Street

University Hall 165

Northridge, CA 913308229

Posted: 08/30/2017 13:59:57 EST

Last Updated: 12/09/2016 09:01 EST

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