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Venue Technical Director (Performing Arts Technician III)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Theatre Arts, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Working Title: Venue Technical Director, Department of Theatre and Dance

Classification Title: Performing Arts Technician III

Classification Salary Range: $3,977 - $7,197 per month 

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About the Department/Position

Under general direction of the Dean for the College of Arts and Humanities, the Venue Technical Director serves as operational lead for the University Theatre (UT), Edison Theatre and Recital Hall. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination and oversight of nighttime/weekend (with some day time hours) production and safety matters for events held in the University Theatre, Edison Theatre and Recital Hall. Working in collaboration with the departments technical staff, production related staff and University safety personnel, the Venue Technical Director is part of a collaborative team charged with overseeing the safe and sustainable use of technical equipment and spaces for all University Theatre, Edison Theatre and Recital Hall events.

Assigned work hours may be outside the standard business hours which may include evenings and weekends.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the technical and safety operations of the University Theatre, Edison Theatre and Recital Hall
  • Oversee all matters related to safety and sustainability of events held in the University Theatre, Edison Theatre and Recital Hall
  • Oversee and be present for all event strikes and load-ins
  • Collaborate with Environmental Health and Safety to develop and maintain an annual calendar for inspections, routine maintenance and safety training
  • Work directly with the Theatre Department staff (scene shop foreman, costume shop coordinator, Master Electrician Production Manager) to maintain safety and mitigate health hazards in coordination with EHS on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Equivalent to 36 semester units of related college coursework
  • Experience: Three years of experience working for a theater, repertory or stock company engaged in the applicable production specialty such as costume construction, stage and set construction, lighting production, and/or sound/audio production.
  • Certification: The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Rigging , Entertainment Electrician, Current OSHA 10 and Current OSHA 30.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of event and production, including, but not limited to: methods and problems in multiple production.
  • Thorough knowledge, including the principles, practices and techniques of lighting, sound, counterweight, and other stage systems and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of directing and stage management, including the ability to manage staging needs for productions requiring numerous costume and set changes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety requirements and standards related to production support specialty and stage operations; ability to train others in safety measures and ensure compliance with codes and regulations.
  • Ability to oversee and coordinate the use of multiple facilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals at all levels within and outside the university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Master’s degree in Technical Theatre, Production Management and/or Theater Management is preferred.
  • Preferred Experience: Experience in “Sustainability Standards” or equivalent professional experience is strongly preferred.

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information

  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • Employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California
  • The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.  Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills 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.

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