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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 1891359
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Art


496284 - Performing Arts Technician III


Classificaiton: Performing Arts Technician III
Department: Theatre/Dance
Sub-Division: College of Arts
Salary Range: $3,717 - $6,726 per month
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday Friday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.


Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
The Theatre Program of the Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Fullerton is committed to the rigorous training of students interested in professional performance, design, production and teaching. To that end, a prescribed course of study strives to create a well-rounded individual who possesses not only specialized information and training in their primary field of endeavor, but also a broad-based knowledge of history, aesthetics and pedagogy, which impact the performing arts disciplines. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as a Performing Arts Technician III. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Using ingenuity, technical abilities, and knowledge of production goals and themes, the Performing Arts Technician III creates and constructs costumes from design specifications. Prepares and/or drafts new patterns. Selects and prepares appropriate materials. Selects and reconstructs appropriate costumes from existing stock. Creates new costumes from scratch. Fabricates costume accessories and wigs. Fits costumes and makes alterations. Styles hair and applying make-up to complete the costume look. Repairs and restores costumes. Orders supplies and materials. Ensures proper cleaning, maintenance, and storage of costumes. Other duties as assigned.


Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or University in theatre, dance, music, or business with a minimum of two years of experience working for a theatre, repertory or stock company engaged in an applicable production specialty such as costume construction, stage and set construction, lighting production, or sound and audio production.

Thorough and specialized knowledge and experience in applicable production specialty. Advanced knowledge of design theory and principles with the ability to translate design specifications, blueprints or drawings into costume, scene, lighting or sound production and effects. Ability to independently manage production support projects and productions by breaking segments into working units that coincide with production needs. Ability to work on more complex projects and designs. Ability to work with more difficult materials and equipment, including the ability to select and use the most appropriate materials to meet production needs. Ability to use the more complex features of applicable software packages for the production specialty. Ability to plan the layout and use of work areas. Thorough knowledge of safety requirements and standards related to production support specialty and stage operations, as well as the ability to train others on safety measures to ensure compliance with codes and regulations. Comprehensive knowledge of historical periods for design and construction of materials and effects related to the applicable production specialty. Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize production and department needs. Possession of time management skills with the ability to determine priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced production environment. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and information related to performing support services. Possession of interpersonal communication skills, as well as knowledge of the materials and supplies related to curricular support and their uses. Ability to plan, organize, and schedule work flow.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.


Preferred Qualifications:
A Bachelor of Arts from an accredited four-year college or universty in Technical Theatre/Costumes. Experience as a costume shop lead. Experience working in a University environment. Advanced knowledge, skills and abilities in costume stitching/construction, patterning, draping, dying, and costume crafts.


Special Working Conditions:


Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).


Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2020 (9:00 PM)

Apply online at: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/496284/496284-performing-arts-technician-iii





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