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Scenic Designer/Tech. Director (Substitute)

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Position Information

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Classification Title Scenic Designer/Tech. Director
Job Category: Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
Job Open Date: 04/21/2017
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date
Position ID: NBU04211710
Job Open ID: NBU04211710
Position Title: Scenic Designer/Tech. Director (Substitute)
Location 60-Saddleback/IVC/ATEP
Department Human Resources - Administration (Dist-014-000)
Term: Short-term
Salary Schedule Link: $29.92/hr
Pay Basis: Hourly
Pay Range:
% of Range: 100%
Hours per week: 20-40
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 This position is open until filled or withdrawn.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 of the Dean of Fine Arts or his/her administrative designee, performs complex technical work in an instructional setting for a highly complex subject area; oversees and coordinates all technical aspects of the staging of college, guest artist, Fine Arts Division, and community theatrical performances and other instructional facilities that utilize the Saddleback College theatre facilities; provides technical guidance and oversight to stage and student lab sessions; provides a high level of instructional assistance and support to the Theatre Arts faculty; ensures proper integration of lighting, sound, staging, set, and any/all technical elements of events in the theatre facilities; works with the Theatre Production Manager to oversee the production schedules, ASG funded student events within the Division of Fine Arts, and budget for Department, Division, and other productions using the theatre facilities; and designs and coordinates scenic elements for theatre productions, as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Representative Duties:

The following duties are only a partial list, please refer to the Job Duties tab for more. Meet with the faculty and staff to clarify needs and determine technical equipment, support personnel as related to student involvement, and timetables necessary to stage student shows. Assist and coordinate with faculty and students as related to all theatre productions, activities, and events in a classroom setting. Provide direct instructional assistance and support to the Theatre Arts faculty in a classroom setting. Supervise staff and students and participate in the construction and painting of all scenic elements. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of students and staff involved in scenery construction. Create various shop drawings and schematics for student use in the construction of scenery and props.

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of theatrical production including lighting, scenic design, sound design, costuming, rigging, theatrical painting and construction. Technology used in theatrical production and Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD or Vector Works and Mac Platform). Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications. Steel welding and metal working as it relates to theatrical construction. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Principles of supervision and training of students in the accomplishment of SLOs. Materials and processes used in the construction of scenery for venues other than theatre, such as, television, film, theme parks, etc. Automated scenery, motors, and computer control of rigging and scenery.

Ability to:

Design and construct theatrical scenery and props using a variety of materials, including wood, metal, plastics, etc. Translate drawings and sketches into finished constructed scenic elements using effective communication skills. Prepare drawings and other graphic representations for construction of scenic elements. Oversee and participate in the construction of scenic elements with staff and students. Use and operate a variety of hand and power tools as needed to construct scenic elements in a safe and efficient manner. Draft by computer and hand. Supervise and train assigned students and staff. Supervise and train students in the use of the shop and its equipment. Weld using Mig, Tig, Arc, and Gas rigs. Work with student crews of diverse skills and knowledge, including students with disabilities. Work collaboratively with artists, faculty, students, and administrative staff, in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. 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:
Education/Training:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in technical theatre, theatrical design, or related field. and four years of responsible experience in technical theatre, theatre construction, theatre or entertainment production, entertainment construction or its related fields, including one year supervisory or lead responsibility. Experience: Four years of responsible experience in technical theatre, theatre construction, theatre or entertainment production, entertainment construction or its related fields, including one year supervisory or lead responsibility.

Experience:
License or Certificate:
Conditions of Employment:
Work Environment:

Work is performed in a theatre setting; work near moving mechanical parts; exposure to noise, dust, and inclement weather conditions; works in precarious places; occasionally works around loud noise levels. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort. Positions may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and theatre 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 office equipment and various hand and power tools and equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

Additional Position Information:

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.

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Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Meet with the faculty and staff to clarify needs and determine technical equipment, support personnel as related to student involvement, and timetables necessary to stage shows.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist and coordinate with faculty and students as related to all theatre and dance productions, if applicable, activities, and events.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist faculty with instructional program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise staff and students and participate in the construction and painting of all scenic elements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of staff and students involved in scenery construction.

Duties and Responsibilities

Create various shop drawings and schematics for student use in the construction of scenery and props.

Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborate with technical theatre faculty to research, introduce, and use new technology, materials, and processes in student labs pertinent to the construction of scenic elements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee all budgets that relate to the technical aspects of productions; collaborate with staff and faculty to develop working budget for productions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide guidance and assistance to shops and personnel to help reduce costs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in the ASG funds request process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work with the Theatre Production Manager, faculty and staff to monitor production costs and meet budget goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee and participate in the work of staff and students involved in the construction, rigging, load-in, and strike of scenic elements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee and participate in the work of staff and students involved in the setup of all technical systems and house equipment, including lighting systems, sound systems, rigging, and related controls.

Duties and Responsibilities

Adhere to and enforce departmental and divisional/school procedures and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborate with the Theatre Department Technical/Design Faculty to make student and crew assignments.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee, coordinate, and integrate the technical elements such as theatrical lighting, sound, video, sets, and others as required for each production, student events and groups using the facility.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work with the technical theatre faculty and staff during technical rehearsal to ensure that all student crews are trained at assigned positions and that technical rehearsals are run effectively and correctly.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure all technical equipment and systems operate effectively during productions and student labs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate with faculty and students the strike and return of all technical equipment in collaboration with the Theatre Production Manager, shop supervisors, and technical theatre faculty.

Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborate with Theatre Arts Department Technical/Design faculty to insure that shops are operated in such a way as to provide the best environment to successfully achieve Student Learning Outcomes as established by the Theatre Arts Department and Dance Department, if applicable.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist faculty with training Theatre Arts students; participate with other staff and faculty in the evaluation and assessment of students in the Entertainment and Theatre Technology Certificate program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee and coordinate the troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of theatrical staging equipment and facilities.

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Maintain a preventive maintenance and repair program for theatre facility and equipment; oversee and advise the maintenance and repair of equipment in all shops.

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Maintain inventory of materials and equipment necessary for the operation of performance spaces; recommend equipment purchases.

Duties and Responsibilities

Recommend, implement, and administer methods and procedures to enhance operations of the theatre lab facility to successfully achieve student SLOs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

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