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Performing Arts Technician II

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Department: Coll of Arts, Hum, Soc Science
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Theatre Arts

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position available on or after April 14, 2021 for Music.


      Under general supervision, the Music Department Technician oversees the logistical and physical needs of the music program. Work activities include, but are not limited to, independent coordination of all department event production support (including audio/video production and recording; training production/recording assistants; coordinating and tracking their work); maintaining the department master calendar; maintenance and use management of musical instrument and performance/production equipment items inventory; scheduling facility use; and assisting the Department Chair in identifying and assessing instructional equipment condition and replacement needs, organizing and maintaining the music library and Audio/Video archive.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Ability to work with minimal creative and technical direction on a wide range of event projects and submit budget estimates for event production needs.
      • Responsible for independently supervising all logistical support for concerts and events directly, or training and organizing student assistants to provide event support.
      • Schedules all concerts and events (including rehearsals and classes as needed) for all department facilities and maintains a mater calendar of events.
      • Coordinates and trains student assistants in concert ticketing system.
      • Responsible for recording, or coordinating student assistants to record, department concerts, assuring concerts are recorded correctly and providing archive copies of recordings to students and faculty upon request.
      • Organize and maintain media archive.
      • Organize materials for department website postings.
      • Responsible for trouble-shooting building needs and submitting work orders to physical plant to rectify problems.
      • Maintain or coordinate repair of instructional and performance equipment in
        classrooms and Snider Recital Hall.
      • Estimate costs of new equipment and submits funding and/or equipment requests as needed.
      • Files all facilities requests.
      • Organize and update music library system according to departmental needs.
      • Oversee assistants in library filing and organization, and record keeping of checked-out music.
      • Responsible for managing the loan of department instruments to students involved in CSU Stanislaus music activities, including keeping current information on the location of all instruments at all times.
      • Responsible for maintaining musical instrument inventory including, but not limited to preventative maintenance, yearly cleaning, quarterly inspection, and coordinating on-demand repairs (through approved repair technicians) of all brass, woodwind, string, and percussion instruments. Not responsible for piano maintenance. Responsible for identifying to the Department Chair replacement and maintenance needs.
      • Assign lockers to students, change locks annually, and maintain lockers in working condition.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment related to the music discipline may be substituted for one year of the required experience, or

      Experience: Equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, equipment related to the music discipline may be substituted for relevant work experience.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Ability to be proactive in the organizational aspect of the physical facilities and equipment of the Music Department.
      • Ability to problem solve with minimal supervision.
      • Working knowledge of current professional equipment and practices in audio and event production, and recording.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Thorough and specialized knowledge and experience in applicable production specialty. More sophisticated knowledge of design theory and principles to be able to translate design specifications, blueprints or drawings into costume, scene, lighting or sound production and effects.
      • Ability to independently manage production support projects and productions by breaking segments into working units that coincide with production needs.
      • Ability to work on more complex projects/designs and to work with more difficult materials and equipment, including the ability to select and use the most appropriate materials to meet production needs.
      • Ability to use more complex features of applicable software packages for production specialty.
      • Ability to plan the layout and use of work areas.
      • Thorough knowledge of safety requirements and standards related production support specialty and stage operations and ability to train others in safety measures and ensure compliance with codes and regulations.
      • Comprehensive knowledge of historical periods for design and construction of materials and effects related to applicable production specialty.
      • For costume construction, thorough and comprehensive knowledge of costume techniques, including specialized hand sewing and machine techniques, and ability to work with a wide range of costuming materials.
      • For scenery construction and stage operations, thorough working knowledge of carpentry including ability to operate applicable hand, power and woodworking tools; ability to work with a wide range of set and scenery construction materials; ability to paint scenery from designer renderings, elevations, sketches or models; ability to create scale renderings or models; thorough knowledge of lighting, sound, counterweight and other stage systems and equipment; and ability to operate and troubleshoot computerized set and scenery systems.
      • For lighting and sound production, thorough knowledge of basic electrical theory and usage related to audio and lighting effects and working knowledge of lighting, sound and stage effect techniques, including the ability to improvise lighting, sound, stage property, and other stage effects.
      • Ability to identify and appropriate materials and supplies needed for projects and manage materials budgets for production specialty and specific projects.
      • Ability to assist in the training and supervision of students involved in productions.
    • Salary Range
    • $3,489 - $6,313 per month plus excellent paid benefits.  (Anticipated salary will be $3,489 – $4,186 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Bargaining Unit:9 Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.


      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER APRIL 14, 2021 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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