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Production Specialist - Performing Arts Center

Company: California Polytechnic State University
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

  • Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services 1 Job Search Category/Discipline
    • Theatre Arts 1 Time Basis
      • Full Time 1 Workplace Type (Exclude Inst Fac)
        • On-site (work in-person at business location) 1 Production Specialist - Performing Arts Center Apply now Job no: 528032
          Work type: Staff
          Location: San Luis Obispo
          Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Theatre Arts, On-site (work in-person at business location)
          Position Description Job Summary Under the general direction of the Director of Technical Services (DTS), this position coordinates and provides technical support and direction for a wide variety of events in the Center. This position coordinates the technical requirements for performances and rehearsals in the PAC as well as special events held in the main hall. This includes a broad range of production support functions which include analyzing the necessary technical and production requirements involving staffing, lighting, sound, staging, rigging and special needs for performances, rehearsals and events, making decisions on day-to-day operations and completing special projects as needed. This position will help serve as liaison between the PAC and company technical personnel to negotiate contract technical requirements, determine accurate estimated technical charges for clients, and interact with artists, presenters, and clients within and outside the university. This position will be accountable for determining and scheduling the necessary classifications and quantity of crew required to set-up, produce and strike shows and events, as well as determine priorities, provide work direction to technicians, stagehands, and student assistants, research, analyze, evaluate, and develop solutions to complex technical and production situations, and perform other duties as assigned. Department Summary The Performing Arts Center (PAC) consists of three venues: a 1,286-seat concert hall, Harold Miossi Hall a 180-seat recital hall and a 350-seat rehearsal/ performance pavilion. It hosts events including symphonies, choral concerts, contemporary and pop music events, plays and other theatrical performances, dance programs, recitals, opera and light opera, touring shows and community productions. It also supports other uses, including workshops, business meetings, banquets, recording sessions, trade shows, conferences, receptions, funerals, art exhibits, church services, weddings, etc. Key Qualifications
          • Ability to deal effectively with a diverse mix of both professional and non-professional event clients.
          • Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
          • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
          • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
          • Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing. Ability to draft and compose correspondence and effectively write and present reports. Education and Experience
            • Five years of experience working for a theatre, 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. (12 units of applicable college course or 6 months of professional training may be substituted for 6 months of required experience.) Salary and Benefits Anticipated Hiring Range: -$55,000 - $70,000 per year
              Classification Range: $47,724 - $86,364 per year Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. -
              Cal Poly Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly's hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit . Diversity Statement At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

              Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. - Supplemental Information Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. 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 as a condition of employment. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas). Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Advertised: May 17, 2023 (4:45 PM) Pacific Daylight Time
              Applications close: Open Until Filled

Keywords: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo , Production Specialist - Performing Arts Center, Professions , San Luis Obispo, California

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