Technical/Operations Coordinator (Performing Arts Tech III)
Sonoma State University
November 3, 2017
Rohnert Park, California
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Application Deadline First review of applications will be at 8 am on November 15, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, non-exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Student Center & Event Operations Manager, the Technical/Operations Coordinator provides, coordinates, and implements a variety of technical duties and day-to-day support for University conference, event and Student Center operations. Technical support includes a variety of audio and visual serves including sound, lighting and projection for campus activities and University events at a variety of venues both indoors and outdoors and on and off campus. The coordinator supports high profile events such as graduation celebrations, guest lecture series, orientation and Seawolf Decision Day.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Consults with and advises clients, vendors and departments on a variety of audio and visual designs options and assess event needs. 2. Coordinates services and provides technical support including sound, lighting and projection for a large variety of events. 3. Responsible for purchase, care and replacement of equipment. 4. Transport, load-in and strike equipment. 5. Responsible for safety as related to equipment and venues. 6. Develops effective solutions to emergency operational issues. 7. Plans and conducts ongoing technical training. 8. Supervises student staff. Monitors and provides direction and technical assistance to student staff within a 24 hour, seven day a week staffing model. 9. Works with Student Center Operations Manager to implement and maintain appropriate staffing levels. 10. Assist with inventory and maintaining proper control procedures. 11. Consults regularly with a variety of University staff, faculty and student organizations. 12. Consults with Facilities Management in carrying out repairs and projects. 13. Responsible for responding to phone, e-mail and in-person inquiries.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties mostly take place in the Student Center in a combination office/workshop on the Sonoma State University campus, with additional duties performed both indoors and outdoors at various locations on the Sonoma State University campus. Because the Student Center is open 7 days a week and events occur daytime, evenings and weekend, the coordinator works a non-traditional work week driven by event schedule. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The coordinator moves, manipulates and controls a variety of equipment at events. The coordinator is required to do heavy lifting of equipment, as well as transport such equipment. The coordinator regularly works with high voltage electrical equipment.
Qualifications Three to four years' of experience working for a theater, repertory or stock company engaged in the applicable production specialty such as costume construction, stage and set construction, lighting production, and/or sound/audio production. The incumbent should possess experience serving as a technical director or chief engineer. This background normally would be achieved through professional training or applicable college coursework and practical experience. Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) is preferred.
Additionally, the incumbent must meet the following qualifications: - Able to plan complex event support services. - Able to evaluate event needs. Consult with users and make recommendations. - Able to communicate with clients verbally and in writing; to prepare invoices. - Apply best practices regarding quality technical services for major and minor campus events. - Working knowledge of audio mixing, stage lighting, patching, sound and lights boards. - Working knowledge of digital audio/visual equipment and projection techniques. - Knowledge of equipment, equipment capabilities, tools and vendors related to technical services. - On-site technical services problem-solving practices. - Comprehensive knowledge of safety measures, hazards, practices and procedures related to crowd control, fire and crises. - Knowledge required of upkeep and repair of equipment. - Ability to work with faculty, staff and provide training and supervision to students. - Ability to analyze quality of event support and make immediate changes as required. - Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations. - Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. - Able to work flexible days and hours to operate a 7 day a week operation, perform complex assignments in short time frames with attention to detail. - Be able to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, be at a computer for extended period of time, lift and move 50 pounds and physically assist in event set-up and breakdown. - Possess the ability to listen carefully to questions, problems, opinions and suggestions from others and respond effectively and appropriately. - Follow through on details and services provided to customers. - Meet strict deadlines and work under pressure, handling multiple tasks with competing deadlines concurrently. - Troubleshoots minor problems during rehearsals and performances. - Coordinates delivery and installation of various projects or client materials. - Assists sound designers in creating running sheets and track mixing console settings. Sets up and checks sound system prior to rehearsals and performances. - Must successfully pass a pre-placement physical.
Physical Requirements Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Application Process Click 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters) 2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: 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.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
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