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Senior Laboratory Technician, Performing Arts (Substitute)

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Position Information

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Classification Title Senior Laboratory Technician, Performing Arts (Substitute)
Job Category: Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
Job Open Date: 10/05/2016
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date
Position ID: NBU100516
Job Open ID: NBU100516
Position Title: Senior Laboratory Technician, Performing Arts (Substitute)
Location 10-Irvine Valley College
Department Fine Arts Productions (IVC-070-084)
Term: Short-term
Salary Schedule Link: $28.48/hr eff. 07/01/16
Pay Basis: Hourly
Pay Range:
% of Range:
Hours per week: TBD
Work Schedule TBD
Receives Benefits: No
Classification Benefits:
Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

Summary Description:

This position is a short-term, hourly, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website. This position is open until filled or withdrawn.

Under direction from the Chair of the School of Fine Arts, plans, organizes and coordinates performing arts college events and operations for the School of Fine Arts; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to the preparation and production of those events; coordinates assigned activities with faculty, staff, students, and other college divisions and departments; and provides a high level of academic assistance to assigned instructors.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in the Senior Lab Technician class are distinguished from the Lab Technician by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees assume greater responsibility for more technical aspects of a learning program, perform at a skill level with a considerable degree of independence, and operate complex apparatus, equipment and machines. In addition, the Senior Lab Technician must possess extensive technical or academic training and experience in the assigned field, monitor assigned budgets, order and inventory laboratory supplies and materials and provide significant academic assistance to assigned instructors. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and are fully aware of the operating policies and procedures of the work unit.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of
the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties
from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business
practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Advanced theories and applications of the assigned subject matter.
Principles and technologies of designing and producing fine and performing arts events.
Wood and metal technologies.
Electrical and fundamental electronic technologies.
Fundamental rigging and hoisting technologies.
Lighting, sound and musical instrument technologies.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Perform complex technical work in an instructional learning environment for a highly technical or complex subject area.
Perform duties at an advanced skill level with a considerable degree of independence.
Provide assistance to students on matters related to performing arts.
Learn and apply district, college, and school policies and procedures relating to School of Fine Arts productions.
Operate and maintain School of Fine Arts equipment including stage machinery, lighting and sound equipment and hand and power tools.
Implement and organize sound, lighting and set design for fine and performing arts events.
Operate, understand the mechanical function of and perform routine maintenance and repairs on equipment within assigned area.
Interpret and apply department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Participate in budget preparation and administration.
Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for instructional programs.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fine and performing arts.


Three years of increasingly responsible experience relating to fine and performing arts production.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a laboratory setting; may be exposed to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors; work with power and hand tools and stage equipment and apparatus. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a laboratory setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and apparatus requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; to verbally communicate to exchange information; may require the wearing of safety glasses or goggles. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

The information you provide on your application will be used to determine your qualification for this position. Be sure your application reflects all relevant work experience. Applicants must complete all sections of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history, DOJ background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the SOCCCD Board of Trustees. It is the employee’s responsibility to pay costs associated with Pre-Employment Live Scan Fingerprinting. The fee is approximately $50. Please note that all NBU positions are paid once per month. The NBU pay period runs from the 15th of one month to the 14th of the next. They are paid the month after on the 10th. Upon successful completion of the Human Resources NBU pre-employment process, NBU employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated. NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site. NBU employees working as Classified substitutes for vacant positions may be able to serve up to 90 calendar days while the District recruits to fill the position. NBU positions do not offer benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked. Upon hiring, Payroll requires that you present your original Social Security Card for IRS purposes. This requirement is in no way connected to completion of the I-9 form for employment eligibility purposes.

Additional Classification Information:
Position Specific Benefits:

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan various performing arts and concert activities; coordinate use of concert facility; coordinate transportation and movement of musical instruments; establish rehearsal and concert schedule; plan and execute sound, lighting and décor arrangements; serve as stage and house manager for performances.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop scenic designs for performing arts productions; plan and order necessary materials and supplies; establish procedures for construction and installation; build designs in accordance with established guidelines and safety procedures; establish procedures for the operation of rigging and stage machinery.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop lighting plots for performing arts productions; plan and order necessary materials and supplies; hang, focus and patch lighting instruments; plan and execute special rigging requirements; make necessary hook-up records; program lighting console; plan cueing sequences.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop sound designs for performing arts productions; plan and order necessary materials and supplies; record and edit necessary music and/or sound effects; program and operate recording and editing equipment; make cue sheets for production; plan and execute special rigging requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist instructors and students in the use of a variety of lighting, sound and stage equipment, materials and supplies; monitor student crews involved in building scenery; ensure student compliance with policies, procedures and safety precautions; demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in class and laboratory situations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Dismantle equipment for repair and inspection; perform routine maintenance and repair of wood working equipment and tools; inspect and align lighting instruments, cables, dimmers and consoles; inspect and align all related sound equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Act as production consultant for School of Fine Arts events; assist college when feasible.

Duties and Responsibilities

Attend School of Fine Arts events to implement, supervise, and ensure proper and safe operation of facilities and equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee and participate in the ordering and maintenance of supplies, materials and equipment; acquire and maintain an inventory of materials for instructional programs; store, discard and rotate materials according to standard procedures; receive, assemble and test new equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in budget preparation and administration for performing arts productions; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for budget items; monitor and control expenditures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to inquiries and requests for information; answer phones; relay messages for faculty and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for Applying

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc

Supplemental Questions

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