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Company: California State University
Location: Northridge, CA
California State University
Job ID: 8474
Soraya Stagehands Pool – Level 1 / Entry (Audio / Electrics / General) (Continuous)
August 12, 2019
Open until filled
CSUEU (Unit 2, 5, 7, 9)
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Soraya Stagehands Pool – Level 1 / Entry (Audio / Electrics / General) Performing Arts Technician I
Temp / $18.60 – $21.50 per hour
CSUN’s Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
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 students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing 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
The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) includes two venues, a 500-seat auditorium, and the new 1700-seat state of the art proscenium theater/concert hall. The Soraya 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, The Soraya operates at the highest level of professional and artistic excellence.
PLEASE NOTE: Position will be filled at either the Stage Tech G, A3, E3 position dependent upon applicant qualifications.
Under direct supervision of the Technical Director, the incumbent assists The Soraya technical staff with event/performances on an “on-call” basis. Works to maintain and improve the integrity, condition and value of the facilities as world-class performing arts and cultural centers for the campus and larger community. Interacts with artists and their technical and production staff, licensee clients and their staff and university event staff in the execution of events; maintains safe working environments for staff and customers. Assists with equipment inventory upkeep and light stage maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.
STAGE TECH G (General / Multi Discipline Tech)
Works as a member of a team of technicians providing technical, stage, and backstage support. Activities will include load-in, set-up, running, striking and load-out of productions and events. Operates and maintains technical stage equipment and facilities; sets construction, painting and other theatre craft activities. Supports production operations and other related areas; assists with load in, rehearsal/performance and load out for a wide variety of events to include music, dance, theatre, guest speakers, and film screenings among others. 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 equipment and systems. Works in a variety of production departments to include audio, electrics, carpentry, and wardrobe among others.
STAGE TECH A3 (Audio Tech)
Works as a member of a team of technicians providing technical, stage, and backstage support concentrated in the audio department as well as other production areas. Activities will include load-in, set-up, running, striking and load-out of productions and events. Supports audio 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. Works in other production areas beyond audio as assigned and abilities warrant. 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. Incumbent is proficient in reading and implementing stage and band plots, cabling, microphone setup, and music equipment interfacing. Familiar with basic audio mixing fundamentals and practices. Must be able to trouble-shoot audio signal path problems quickly, efficiently, and safely.
STAGE TECH E3 (Electrics Tech)
Works as a member of a team of technicians providing technical, stage, and backstage support concentrated in the electrics department as well as other production areas. Activities will include load-in, set-up, running, striking and load-out of productions and events. 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. Works in other production areas beyond electrics as assigned and abilities warrant. 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 lighting equipment and systems. Incumbent is proficient in reading and implementing lighting plots, circuiting, hanging and focusing lighting fixtures. Must be able to trouble-shoot theatrical electrical problems efficiently and safely. Understanding of DMX cable layouts and their interconnections.
Equivalent to one to two years of experience working for a theater, repertory, or stock company with emphasis in one or more of the production areas of audio, electrics, carpentry, properties, and wardrobe or others.
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. Have 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. Ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team under general supervision. Must be outgoing and enjoy working with people. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to lift and handle equipment weighing up to 65 lbs. and be comfortable working at heights above six feet.
STAGE TECH G (General / Multi Discipline Tech)
Knowledge of technical theatre and operating theatre technical systems that includes an exposure to audio, lighting, deck setup, and fly rail operation.
STAGE TECH A3 (Audio Tech)
Knowledge of technical theatre and operating theatre technical systems that includes a strong concentration in audio but also exposure to lighting, deck setup, and fly rail operation. Ability to read stage and band plots; identify problems and trouble shoot audio systems; make minor equipment repairs; maintain records. Knowledge of audio cable setups, basic mixer operation, equipment interconnecting, and troubleshooting.
STAGE TECH E3 (Electrics Tech)
Knowledge of technical theatre and operating theatre technical systems that includes a strong concentration in lighting but also exposure to audio, deck setup, and fly rail operation. Ability to read light plots and related paper work; identify problems and trouble shoot electrics systems; make minor equipment repairs; maintain records. Knowledge of DMX cable setups, equipment addressing, and troubleshooting.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The salary range for this classification is: $18.60 – $33.66 per hour.
The anticipated hiring range: $18.60 – $21.50, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
HOURS: Intermittent, on-call; Time of day and quantity of hours vary and are scheduled based on facility needs and staff availability.
TEMP: Temporary-renewable; end date: June 30, 2020.
Applications are currently being accepted to establish a Performing Arts Technician I POOL. Applications for these on-call positions will be accepted on a continuing basis through June 30, 2020 or until an adequate amount of applications have been received.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
The person holding this position may be 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.