Under the supervision of the Production Manager/Technical Director, the Theatre Technical Supervisor collaborates in the strategic planning, facilitating and implementing production needs of the College of Performing Arts. Carries out the coordination and supervises theatre staff and student crews. Ensure schedules and supervise scenic builds, load-ins and strikes. Attends production meetings. Work with the Production Manager with budgets and purchasing. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in theatre production or technology, or related field or equivalent professional experience.
Three years' experience in a relevant position, with some supervisory experience.
Hands-on experience in stage or theatre production, preferably in a higher education environment, and in using industry best practices in sceneries, lighting, sound and backstage operations.
Extensive knowledge of current performing arts industry standards, principles, techniques and equipment.
Knowledge and commitment of safety procedures related to theater and shops. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong drafting skills, working knowledge in AutoCad or Vectorworks, to determine, read, and/or draw up floor plans and elevations for each project.
Skills in scenic construction methods with wood and metal.
Thorough understanding of scene construction, painting and rigging.
Experience in using hand and power tools for scenery, props, lighting and sound installations.
Knowledge of period styles, decors and of the requirements of the performer on stage.
Knowledge of static and dynamic engineering procedures and equations.
Knowledge of beam and truss design, post and column design, electro-mechanical design, hydraulic design, overhead rigging systems design, drive train systems and material handling and movement.
Working knowledge of counterweight fly systems, stage lighting, electrics, and audio/visual systems.
Ability to lift and move heavy objects, and stand or sit for long periods of time.
Strong organizational skills to prioritize and function efficiently in a multi-venue, multi-disciplinary environment with overlapping space allotments and complex schedules.
Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools.
Basic arithmetic and accounting skills to prepare cost estimates and reconcile expenses.
Proven ability to carry out duties in a timely manner.
Ability to work on multiple projects, while maintaining a positive attitude in a potentially stressful environment.
Ability to work effectively in a team based environment.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with diverse constituents.
Ability to work independently and follow-through on assignments with minimal direction/instruction.
Commitment to customer service and teamwork.
Ability to learn and interpret university and department policies and procedures.
This position requires some evening and weekend work hours, as well as on-call rotation duties.
Experience in stage and theatre management, preferably in a higher education environment.
Working knowledge of automation and mechanical effects for stage.
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 is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, DMV driving clearance and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.