Contra Costa Community College District
Theater Staging Specialist
Posting Number: 0000782
Location: Los Medanos College
To oversee and participate in the construction and maintenance of stage sets; and to supervise the operation and use of the theater.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Confer with directors and designers on current production; build production scenery using woods, metals, and fabrics; operate power/hand tools and machinery. Supervise and train students in the use of facility related equipment, such as lighting, sound, and rigging; oversee set construction in workshop areas. Provide instructional staff with appropriate teaching materials; prepare stage and classroom for instructional and campus use. Recommend/order supplies and equipment; maintain/monitor inventory. Develop technical illustrations, drafting, descriptions, and plans for construction; contract with designers for productions. Maintain booking calendar for rental and instructional arts use; provide technical advice to groups using the theater. Maintain stage rigging and hardware, lighting equipment, and sound equipment; contract out maintenance or request for maintenance personnel when necessary. Design and construct new installations, such as floors, rigging, light grids and cabinets. Provide labor, production, and rental cost estimates. Develop, administer, and monitor supply budget. Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: Education: Equivalent to completion of an Associate degree in theater production or a related field. Experience: Two years of technical stage experience in a theater setting with exposure to all facets of performing arts, and supervisory experience.
Stage lighting and sound requirements for a variety of theatrical productions. Stage properties, furniture and scenery. Proper methods, techniques, and materials for stage craft. Structural engineering, carpentry, electronics, and drafting.
Accurately estimate material and labor costs. Interpret plans, designs, and specifications; design basic stage settings. Maintain records, logs, and inventories. Organize and prioritize the work of self and others. Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools. Perform accurate mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy. Supervise and train student assistants. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner. Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to satisfy the necessary knowledge and skills would be the completion of an Associate degree in theater production or a related field (or the equivalent) and two (2) years of technical stage experience in a theater setting with exposure to all facets of performing arts, and supervisory experience. Also desired are:
Strong work ethic, dependability and resourcefulness
Advanced interpersonal and communication skills
Design and stagecraft experience in theatrical productions
Experience working in a diverse environment
BA, MA or MFA in Theater Arts.
This position is a temporary, hourly position, no benefits, supporting the LMC Drama Department, and is contingent on available work and funding. Hours of work may vary according to drama productions and include some evening and/or weekend work.
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
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