The Theatre Technician III provides leadership in general production design and implementation, from inception to completion, for technical theatre needs in Chapman Auditorium and other locations as assigned. This includes campus and external client events. Meet with clients to evaluate project needs and explain project plans, resources and schedules to other technicians. Provide hands-on leadership and involvement in all phases of technical theatre production. Collaborate in the development of production budgets and solutions to design needs. Provide technical support with audio and lighting operations and stage managements.
BA in Technical Theatre or related field preferred or equivalent combination of work experience, training and/or education may be considered.
Progressively responsible experience in production design and implementation from inception to production, preferably as a production lead.
Thorough knowledge of theatrical lighting, sound and fly systems, and use of diverse tools and equipment for professional, educational and theatrical productions.
Demonstrated ability to read and understand floor plans, scripts and production designs, and convey project needs to other technicians.
Excellent analytical skills to analyze problems that arise on the job and make sound recommendations for resolution in support of project goals.
Strong organizational skills to prioritize tasks and carry out duties in a timely manner.
Working knowledge of basic principles and methods of stage management.
Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools.
Working knowledge of diverse theatrical equipment and terminologies.
Proven ability to operate equipment and tools with skills and in a safe manner, and ability to provide training to others.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to work with diverse populations both inside and outside of the University.
Ability to effectively communication both orally and in writing.
Ability to work well and provide guidance to student assistants.
Working knowledge of appropriate safety standards and procedures.
Knowledge of set construction.
Knowledge of video projection equipment.
Strong commitment to teamwork.
Experience with the ETC Ion, the Allen and Heath GL 3300 and the DBX Drive Rack.
This position requires flexible and non-standard working hours as necessary to facilitate productions including nights, weekends and occasionally holidays.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment for the final candidate is contingent upon satisfactory completion of and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and upon the acceptance of and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 20913
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.