Scene Shop Foreman (Performing Arts Technician II)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 2642394
Scene Shop Foreman (Performing Arts Technician II)
Job No: 507102 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Theatre Arts
The School of Theatre, Television and Film is an academic unit within the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. It differs from other academic units in that it administers a professionally oriented curriculum that uniquely combines quality academic course work with an applied public laboratory production program that functions like a small business.
The School offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the terminal MFA degree. It operates and maintains two university theatres: the 500 seat Don Powell Theatre and the 175 seat Experimental Theatre, as well as extensive television and film production studios. Each year, the theatre production schedule includes 6-8 fully mounted plays in one of these two theatres, plus one or more community outreach productions that tour to schools and other venues. In addition, there are numerous opportunities presented in the areas of television and film production, and many productions in the theatres combine elements from all three disciplines.
The Scene Shop Foreman provides technical/specialist support for classes in stagecraft, technical production, stage rigging, and scenery automation for the School of Theatre, Television, and Film productions, practicum classes, showcases, special events, tours, and workshops. This position also trains and supervises graduate students, student assistants, student crew members, and skilled journey-level and semi-skilled professional contracted overhire who work in the areas of scenery construction, stage rigging, and scenery automation for the School of Theatre, Television, and Film productions. The incumbent inspects completed work to ensure compliance with specifications and sound trade practices, develops and maintains manuals, and oversees the Scene Shop. In addition, the incumbent provides, and/or instructs students as directed by the faculty Technical Director or designee, in the fabrication, installation, and strike of all scenic elements for the School of Theatre, Television, and Film productions. In collaboration with other Performing Arts Technicians, the incumbent also performs periodic maintenance, maintains inventories, and organization of scenic lab equipment, stage machinery, stage rigging equipment, scenery automation equipment and supplies in all performance, storage, work and classroom spaces.
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Full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Work schedule to be arranged based on operational needs.
This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.
Education and Experience
One to two years of experience working for a theatre, 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. This background normally would be achieved through professional training or applicable college coursework and practical experience.
Licenses and Certifications Required
Valid California driver's license within 10 days of hire
Basic first aid & CPR certification
Four to five years of practical theatre scenery construction, stage rigging, and scenery automation experience which may include a BA or BFA in Theatre (preferably with technical production/scenic design emphasis).
Experience in metal fabrication including welding (gas, MIG, TIG), mill work and metal lathe
Ability to read and follow theatre design and construction drawings
Ability to use more complex features of applicable software packages for production specialty.
Knowledge of, and experience in all aspects of scenery construction.
Experience supervising students, and leading professional union and non-union skilled and unskilled labor.
Demonstrated ability to manage operational, labor, and material budgets
Participation and/or membership in relevant professional organizations and activities
Two to Three years of experience performing carpentry work in a regional theatre, technical production company or other relevant experience.
Ability to work at heights of up to 60 feet or more.
Ability to lift a minimum of 70 pounds
Ability to communicate effectively within all aspects and personnel of the production process
Ability to organize work and prioritize tasks
Must read and write at an appropriate level to the position and perform arithmetic calculations and measurements as required
Special skills needed in the areas of advanced scenic carpentry, metal scenery fabrication, stage rigging and scenery automation
Compensation and Benefits
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,180 per month.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,489 - $6,313 per month.
SDSU Vaccine Policy
In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.
The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 29, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by November 28, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
The person holding this position is 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.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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Advertised: Nov 15, 2021 (11:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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