Requisition Number: 03024276 Final Filing Date: 07-24-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: SENIOR SCENE TECHNICIAN Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $23.35-$28.06/HR Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 75% Variable, Work schedule determined by event bookings. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: UC DAVIS MONDAVI CENTER - 027030 Department Description: The Mondavi Center supports the University's mission of teaching, research, service and outreach via cultural programming integrated with the campus' outstanding academic tradition, a professional laboratory for performing arts students and lifelong arts education opportunities. The position supports the strategic goals of the unit through leading the electrics (lighting and video) crews specifically and contributing to the Production Department overall, actions that are essential to the continued operation and success of the MC.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Under supervision from the Production Manager and in coordination with the Master Electrician, the Assistant Electrician assists with the plans, coordination, implementation, and oversight of the stage lighting and video work for theatre productions and other events as well as lighting and video equipment and system maintenance at the Mondavi Center UC Davis. Works on Mondavi Center (MC) projects and events as a member of the Production Department team. Oversees the pre-hangs and lighting focus calls. Is a resource for lighting board and video projection operators.
Carries out touring lighting designers' and production managers' directions while safeguarding Mondavi Center policies, procedures, and equipment. Works in coordination with the Master Electrician to review lighting and video specifications in artists' riders.
Maintains a positive working environment and high standards of craftsmanship, efficiency, and safety. Provides inventory control, continuity in usage of lighting and video equipment, and general technical and production assistance for all events. Assists with the oversight of the activities of staff, part-time, and student stage crew during work calls.
Physical Demands: Work on ladders, personnel lifts, catwalks, loading bridges, and theatrical grids up to 100' above the stage floor.
Must be able to detect and resolve visual and audio problems.
Lift and carry a minimum of 65 lbs. utilizing safe lifting and moving techniques.
Work Environment: Restricted vacation during peak periods.
Work a flexible schedule and overtime including evenings, weekends and holidays in support of the Mondavi Center's event schedule.
Possess a valid California driver license required to retrieve and return event- and performance-related materials and transport artists and touring personnel.
Ability to safely function in low-light and unlit stage environments.
Work in high pressure situations with tight deadlines.
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Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: Two years of college and three years of experience in theater production; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position primarily in the areas of stage lighting and theatre electrical and control systems and video projection.
Experience in technical theatre or stage production including knowledge of technical theatre protocol, chain of command, and stage equipment and practices.
Experience acting as a light board operator and electrician for live performances and events (both rehearsed and unrehearsed) in a roadhouse situation.
Knowledge of and working experience with theatrical lighting, video, and electrical systems and equipment, including computer lighting controllers, all types of conventional theatrical lighting instruments, followspots, digital communication networks (DMX protocol), theatrical lighting circuits, dimming systems, video projectors and data switchers, and house light systems.
Experience reading and interpreting artist riders and stage drawings, including light plots, blueprints, sketches, schematics, ground plans and sections, instrument schedules, and channel hook-ups.
Experience with stage rigging, counterweight systems, and audio systems.
Experience operating power tools, hand tools, and pneumatic equipment within safety guidelines.
Experience with soldering, using ohmmeters and multimeters, and performing bench work on lighting and electrical equipment.
Knowledge of and skills with electricity to safely load circuits, identify overloads and short circuits, and diagnose and repair defective equipment.
Ability to pursue and achieve an ETCP Entertainment Electrician Certification as offered by the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) with assistance from MC staff development funding when available.
Skill to convey a helpful and positive attitude to the public, touring artists and community users, campus departments, and Mondavi Center staff.
Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate both orally and in writing; elicit information needed to clarify inquiries and requests; resolve sensitive or difficult situations diplomatically; and to work effectively and cooperatively with constituents from diverse cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and levels of theatre production experience.
Organizational skills to manage the multiple details and tasks associated with executing productions; and to assume general assignments and follow through to successful completion with a minimum of direction, including recognizing new tasks and projects that become necessary.
Ability to work with a staff with a wide variety of experience levels to motivate stage crew members and encourage participation, teamwork, and model and promote a respectful, professionally appropriate working environment which adheres to health and safety guidelines.
Ability to work with a wide variety of users, including regional, national, or internationally-known artists to community renters; and working cooperatively and productively while enforcing facility policies and procedures. ________________________________________________________
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with ETC EOS/ION consoles and ETC Sensor dimmers.
Experience with followspots utilizing Xenon arc lamps.
Experience with intelligent lighting, including theatrical LED fixtures, and arc lamp luminaires.
Experience with high-end professional video projectors and equipment, including but not limited to Barco projectors and image processors.
Experience with Ethernet control networks that use DMX conversion nodes.
Experience with diagnosing problems with and the care of electronic components.
Knowledge of low voltage and AC and DC circuits.
Experience with motors.
Experience working with a crew with a variety of experience levels, including union members, road crews, part-time staff, and student stage crew members in the completion of their daily tasks.
An active ETCP Entertainment Electrician Certification as offered by the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA).
Experience using Vectorworks and Lightwright software, electronic personnel scheduling software, and electronic scheduling/event/billing software.
Knowledge of current state and federal OSHA standards applicable to professional theatre environments.
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