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CPA Technician (Performing Arts Technician I), Multiple Openings, Temporary
Sonoma State University
Center for Performing Arts (CPA)
Salary and Benefits
The anticipated starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $25 an hour. Benefits include vacation, sick, and holiday time earned in relation to hours worked.
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on July 25, 2018. Please refer to the Application Process section of this posting for additional details.
Conditions of Employment
This is a part time, temporary, non-exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) Production Manager and with additional lead work direction from the Technical Director and Technical Production Coordinator, the CPA Technician I will provide stage, set, and lighting production support to the University. Most work is performed independently from written specifications or instructions with limited technical direction, except for more complex aspects of work.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: construct and paint scenery and props; work on stage maintenance and cleaning; operate the stage counterweight system; hang, rig, circuit, focus, color, and operate stage lighting instruments and systems; set up and operate sound reinforcement, playback, and recording equipment; and set up and operate projection equipment. At the time of production, the incumbent will unlock facilities; set up lighting, sound, and projection equipment; operate stage equipment as necessary for the scheduled event; and close down and secure building at end of event. In addition, the CPA Technician I will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining stage and shop areas as directed and training and working with less experienced staff and students.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place mostly in various rooms in Ives Hall, the GMC Music Building, Person Theatre and Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State University. The normal work schedule is hourly intermittent to meet operational needs of the department. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator.
This position requires, with or without reasonable accommodations, the ability to frequently sit, move or stand for office and/or event functions, be at a computer for 1-2 hours/day, occasionally reach with hands and arms, climb or balance work at heights up to twenty feet above stage, stoop and kneel and lift objects of up to 30 lbs in weight.
One to two years of professional experience working for a theater, repertory, or stock company in stage and set construction, lighting and/ or sound engineering. Requires professional training or applicable college coursework and practical experience. Requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical.
In addition, the incumbent must have working knowledge of theatrical construction techniques and practices. Skillful use of all conventional shop tools. Ability to identify appropriate materials and supplies needed for projects. Familiarity with operation of sound, lighting, and projection equipment and stage counterweight system. Ability to read blueprints for set design; possess working knowledge of carpentry and ability to apply knowledge to set and scenery construction; ability to operate staging equipment, including sound equipment set up and breakdown. Working knowledge of theatrical construction and painting techniques and practices, including mixing and applying paint for sets and scenes. Foundational knowledge of applicable software packages. Working knowledge of safety requirements and standards related to stage and set construction, lighting, and stage operations. Ability to assist in the training and supervision of students involved in productions. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations.
Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.