Job Posting- Northern CA- Tech Asst

Brian Foisy

New Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2018
Location
Tracy, CA
Theatre Operations & Technical Assistant
$3,934 - $4,782 per Month
Final Filing Date: May 15, 2018 @ 3:00pm
The City of Tracy is in search of a highly responsible individual to fill the position of Theatre Operations and Technical Assistant in the Cultural Arts Division at the Grand Theatre. The position is designed to aid flexibility in staffing, facilitate stability with higher reliability and meet the increasing demands of programming and operations at the Grand Theatre. The Grand Theatre is a 37,000+ square foot facility located in the quaint downtown community of the City of Tracy. It is a professional arts organization and educative center within City government. Believed to be one of a handful of similar facilities, this municipal interdisciplinary arts center is quite unique in the State of California in that it offers professional and community-based fine arts programming through arts education, exhibitions, and performances of all kinds.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for coordinating facility oversight and maintenance. They must be able to demonstrate knowledge of technical theater production systems, including audio video, production equipment, carpentry/rigging and lighting at the Grand Theatre during rehearsals and performances. They must be flexible, able to transition between administrative and production duties, and respond professionally to variations in schedules and plans. They must be dependable, possess strong organizational skills, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize. They are expected to utilize and apply innovation, creativity and resourcefulness in his/her approaches and ideas. When providing advice and assistance to internal customers and theatre groups, they must exhibit great communication skills. They must demonstrate a keen awareness of safety precautions and be able to apply relevant policies and procedures for implementation and enforcement.

TYPICAL DUTIES
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
 Assists in the preparation, installation and set-up of scenery, props, lighting, sound, and rigging systems/equipment for theater productions and special events; adjusts stage scenery and curtains as necessary for various productions.
 Serves as technical resource to both City staff and theater groups regarding proper set-up and operation of the theater’s lighting, sound and rigging systems/equipment.
 Coordinates facility oversight including preparing theater properties and facilities for use, opening and securing the theater before, during and after rehearsals and performances; supports building maintenance staff activities to ensure that properties and facilities are maintained suitably and in order.
 Facilitates compliance with stage requirements for all events, adheres to safety policies and procedures, promotes hazard awareness and implements necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all participants; provides lead direction to part time staff and theater volunteers in the safe and proper operation of theater lighting, sound and rigging equipment.
 Employs inventory control; tracks and maintains an accurate property management system for tools, materials and equipment, including sound cables and lights needed for theater operations.
 Schedules maintenance and repair of theater equipment and materials; maintains a log of all repairs.
Provides customer assistance via telephone, in person, by mail and e-mail; completes forms, catalogs ticket requests, researches and shares event information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Any combination of education, experience, and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
 Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized courses in theater arts or a related field.
 Three years of progressively responsible experience in stagecraft, construction of sets, operation of sound and lighting equipment or related area.
 Possession of; or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid California driver’s license by date of hire.

OUTSTANDING BENEFITS
The City provides an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:
 Retirement CalPERS – (Formula is dependent on hire date & member status in CalPERS)
 Generous City contribution to employee’s cafeteria account for coverage towards medical, dental, & vision care
 City-paid $25,000 life insurance policy
 Holidays: 13 days/year; includes 2 floating holidays
 Vacation: 96 hours annually to start
 Sick Leave: 96 hours annually (unlimited accrual with medical bank option upon retirement).
 Deferred Compensation Programs: Voluntary. (Up to 2-3% matching upon satisfactory completion of 5-10 years of service with City of Tracy)
 Employees may elect to enroll in a Section 125 in a Pre-Tax Flexible Benefit Reimbursement Account
 Employee Assistance Program - City paid
 Tuition Reimbursement

THE SELECTION PROCESS
A limited number of applicants whose qualifications best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may consist of a training and experience review of application materials including required supplemental questions, a written exam, an appraisal interview with a panel, and/or other qualifying tests. The City reserves the right to modify the selection process at any time. Successful candidates will have their names placed on an employment eligibility list for further consideration in the selection process.
Appointment will be contingent upon the ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, fingerprinting, and a thorough check of their employment history.


HOW TO APPLY
RESUMES/FACSIMILES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ORIGINAL CITY OF TRACY APPLICATION. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF TIMELY FILING OF APPLICATION.
For more information, or to

Apply Online
Visit the City’s website at: www.cityoftracy.org

Click on: Employment Opportunities and follow the instructions to submit your application and supplemental questionnaire. To be considered for this opportunity, an official application and required supplemental questionnaire must be received in the Human Resources Department by:

Final Filing Date: May 15, 2018 @ 3:00pm


THE CITY OF TRACY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, marital status, age, medical condition or disability, or any other status protected by law. The City seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. The City of Tracy makes reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the selection process, they should state their needs in writing when submitting an application package
 

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RonHebbard

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Premium Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2004
Location
Waterdown, ON, CA
Theatre Operations & Technical Assistant
$3,934 - $4,782 per Month
Final Filing Date: May 15, 2018 @ 3:00pm
The City of Tracy is in search of a highly responsible individual to fill the position of Theatre Operations and Technical Assistant in the Cultural Arts Division at the Grand Theatre. The position is designed to aid flexibility in staffing, facilitate stability with higher reliability and meet the increasing demands of programming and operations at the Grand Theatre. The Grand Theatre is a 37,000+ square foot facility located in the quaint downtown community of the City of Tracy. It is a professional arts organization and educative center within City government. Believed to be one of a handful of similar facilities, this municipal interdisciplinary arts center is quite unique in the State of California in that it offers professional and community-based fine arts programming through arts education, exhibitions, and performances of all kinds.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for coordinating facility oversight and maintenance. They must be able to demonstrate knowledge of technical theater production systems, including audio video, production equipment, carpentry/rigging and lighting at the Grand Theatre during rehearsals and performances. They must be flexible, able to transition between administrative and production duties, and respond professionally to variations in schedules and plans. They must be dependable, possess strong organizational skills, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize. They are expected to utilize and apply innovation, creativity and resourcefulness in his/her approaches and ideas. When providing advice and assistance to internal customers and theatre groups, they must exhibit great communication skills. They must demonstrate a keen awareness of safety precautions and be able to apply relevant policies and procedures for implementation and enforcement.

TYPICAL DUTIES
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
 Assists in the preparation, installation and set-up of scenery, props, lighting, sound, and rigging systems/equipment for theater productions and special events; adjusts stage scenery and curtains as necessary for various productions.
 Serves as technical resource to both City staff and theater groups regarding proper set-up and operation of the theater’s lighting, sound and rigging systems/equipment.
 Coordinates facility oversight including preparing theater properties and facilities for use, opening and securing the theater before, during and after rehearsals and performances; supports building maintenance staff activities to ensure that properties and facilities are maintained suitably and in order.
 Facilitates compliance with stage requirements for all events, adheres to safety policies and procedures, promotes hazard awareness and implements necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all participants; provides lead direction to part time staff and theater volunteers in the safe and proper operation of theater lighting, sound and rigging equipment.
 Employs inventory control; tracks and maintains an accurate property management system for tools, materials and equipment, including sound cables and lights needed for theater operations.
 Schedules maintenance and repair of theater equipment and materials; maintains a log of all repairs.
Provides customer assistance via telephone, in person, by mail and e-mail; completes forms, catalogs ticket requests, researches and shares event information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Any combination of education, experience, and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
 Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized courses in theater arts or a related field.
 Three years of progressively responsible experience in stagecraft, construction of sets, operation of sound and lighting equipment or related area.
 Possession of; or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid California driver’s license by date of hire.

OUTSTANDING BENEFITS
The City provides an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:
 Retirement CalPERS – (Formula is dependent on hire date & member status in CalPERS)
 Generous City contribution to employee’s cafeteria account for coverage towards medical, dental, & vision care
 City-paid $25,000 life insurance policy
 Holidays: 13 days/year; includes 2 floating holidays
 Vacation: 96 hours annually to start
 Sick Leave: 96 hours annually (unlimited accrual with medical bank option upon retirement).
 Deferred Compensation Programs: Voluntary. (Up to 2-3% matching upon satisfactory completion of 5-10 years of service with City of Tracy)
 Employees may elect to enroll in a Section 125 in a Pre-Tax Flexible Benefit Reimbursement Account
 Employee Assistance Program - City paid
 Tuition Reimbursement

THE SELECTION PROCESS
A limited number of applicants whose qualifications best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may consist of a training and experience review of application materials including required supplemental questions, a written exam, an appraisal interview with a panel, and/or other qualifying tests. The City reserves the right to modify the selection process at any time. Successful candidates will have their names placed on an employment eligibility list for further consideration in the selection process.
Appointment will be contingent upon the ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, fingerprinting, and a thorough check of their employment history.


HOW TO APPLY
RESUMES/FACSIMILES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ORIGINAL CITY OF TRACY APPLICATION. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF TIMELY FILING OF APPLICATION.
For more information, or to

Apply Online
Visit the City’s website at: www.cityoftracy.org

Click on: Employment Opportunities and follow the instructions to submit your application and supplemental questionnaire. To be considered for this opportunity, an official application and required supplemental questionnaire must be received in the Human Resources Department by:

Final Filing Date: May 15, 2018 @ 3:00pm


THE CITY OF TRACY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, marital status, age, medical condition or disability, or any other status protected by law. The City seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. The City of Tracy makes reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the selection process, they should state their needs in writing when submitting an application package
BONUS SKILLS: I suspect the ability to read minds plus create and expand time would be definite positive assets.
What do you think @Amiers ?
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard.
 

Amiers

Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.
Joined
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Location
Phoenix, Az
I think I read like a portion of that post. So hopefully my mind reading skills a above par.

Well written though from the quick scan.
 
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