30 Jun 2015

Full-Time Performing Arts Center Technician I

Ventura County Community College District (Job Poster) – Ventura, California, United States

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Job Description

Performing Arts Center Technician I

Ventura County Community College District

Posting Number: 0602993


Percent Position: N/A

Months: TBD

Employee Type: Classified

Job Category: Classified

Brief Description

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill current and upcoming vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year. The immediate vacancy is a 10 month, 40% position at Ventura College.

Under the general supervision of a Dean, provide skilled and complex technical support for a variety of theatrical, dance, music, and related live events in the following specialty areas: prop design, prop construction, stage set design, stage set construction, rigging, lighting, sound, and the operation/use of stage equipment.

Job Duties

Prepare and administer sound for productions and live events by operating various mixers, sound consoles, and related equipment; create sound effects based on the specifications provided by the Technical Director. E

Construct and repair sets and scenery for various productions and live events using a variety of equipment including radial, table, circular, and vertical saws, welding tools, and other hand and power tools. E

Mix and apply a wide variety of paints and flame proofing or fire retardant chemicals to sets. E

Perform rigging and flying of curtains, backdrops, special props, and other apparatus required for a production or event; operate a stage counterweight system. E

Operate lighting equipment, video and multimedia equipment, and computer controlled light consoles; hang, install, and prepare lighting for various productions and live events. E

Prepare, review, interpret, and implement working plans, drawings, blueprints, props, light plots, and other written and verbal information concerning a wide variety of performing arts productions and live events. E

Investigate, diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve a wide variety of technical malfunctions. E

Provide technical guidance and work direction to staff and student workers. E

Communicate with users to establish, discuss, or clarify technical requirements of productions and events. E

Interpret and enforce fire, safety, and health regulations for the protection and safety of facility users and audiences. E

Provide technical assistance and supervision at the facility when rented by off-campus groups. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Additional Job Duties

Minimum Qualifications

A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND three years of experience in two or more of the following areas: prop design, prop construction, stage set design, stage set construction, rigging, lighting, sound, and operation/use of stage equipment.
B. An associate degree with coursework in theatre arts, technical theatre, or a related field AND Two years of experience in two or more of the following areas: prop design, prop construction, stage set design, stage set construction, rigging, lighting, sound, and operation/use of stage equipment.
C. A bachelor’s degree in in theatre arts, technical theatre, fine arts, lighting, stage design or related field AND one year of experience in two or more of the following areas: prop design, prop construction, stage set design, stage set construction, rigging, lighting, sound, and operation/use of stage equipment.
D. A graduate degree in theatre arts, technical theatre, fine arts, lighting, stage design or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional Information

Licenses or other Requirements

Valid California driver license

Knowledge Of

Principles and techniques of set construction, prop construction, lighting, sound, rigging, scenic painting, and special effects related to theatrical productions and live events
Audio/visual and multimedia equipment
Principles of operating contemporary sound consoles and related equipment
Principles of operating contemporary lighting consoles and related equipment
Proper use and care of power and hand tools used in stage production work
Basic stage carpentry, painting, welding, and electrical work employed in stage production
Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations including safety, health, and fire regulations

Ability To

Read, understand, and apply plans, plots, drawings, diagrams, blueprints, sketches, and other stage directions
Learn new technological innovations and applications pertinent to the field
Operate lighting and sound systems for stage productions
Operate hand and power tools
Enforce and be actively attentive to fire, safety, and health regulations
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Work independently with little direction
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations
Work effectively under stressful and high pressure situations
Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Physical Abilities

Hearing and speaking to communicate with others
Visual acuity and normal color vision sufficient to focus lighting and apply paint
Lifting and carrying heavy objects
Pushing and pulling
Bending and reaching
Climbing ladders and stairs
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of tools and equipment
Seeing to inspect equipment and to observe stage production activities for quality
Standing for extended periods of time

Work Week/Hours

To be determined based on the needs of the department

Required Applicant Documents


Required Selection Process

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by July 12, 2015.

The examination process will consist of any of the following components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. Those with the highest scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview. The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.

The date range and location of the technical interview are listed below.

Date Range: Monday, August 10, 2015 to Friday, August 14, 2015
Location: Ventura County Community College District
255 W. Stanley Avenue, Suite 150
Ventura, CA 93001

The above date range is subject to change. Candidates will be notified of any scheduling changes via email.

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Salary Range

$3420 – $4728

Starting Salary

$3420 – $4728 – Employees shall be placed on the appropriate step of the salary range based on directly related education and experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications for the classification. Salary placement is subject to verification of qualifying education and experience and applicable collective bargaining agreements and/or Personnel Commission rules.

Special Instructions to Applicants

In completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience evaluation (T&E). Appearance before the interview panel will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores. For your application to be considered, the supplemental questions must be completed in full. Failure to answer the questions as required will result in disqualification.

Evaluation of minimum qualifications will be based solely on the information provided in your application. Therefore, please make sure you include ALL employment you wish to be considered in the Employment Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Employment Experience section of the application will not be considered.

The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Upon completion of the examination, the open / promotional eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran’s credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill the current vacancies up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service whichever is longer.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/627086



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• Job Title: Performing Arts Center Technician I
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Ventura County Community College District
• website: www.vcccd.edu
• Location: Ventura, California, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts center, performing arts, and technician. Location: California. Job listing expires in 14 days.

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