This position coordinates with the Technical Director to ensure that all scenic elements are constructed safely and efficiently. Will supervise and train all students in the 105/106y enrollments, work study students and monitor the condition of all tools and equipment. This is a full time (9 months; August 15-May 15), on-campus position. Generous benefits include health, retirement, and tuition assistance.
Supervise the construction of scenery; consults scenic design specifications and plans daily execution to ensure completion by deadline; organizes work order and assigns tasks; instructs, guides and ensures the safety of students; builds items alongside students
Maintains scene shop tools and equipment; verifies that all safety measures and practices are working; notifies Technical Director of replacement need; services tools that can be fixed in house; assess tool and theatrical systems conditions at the end of each day
Purchase and transport construction materials; organizes a purchase list for activities; organizes and stores materials as they are delivered to shop
Assist Technical Director with construction drawings/theatrical systems; may be called on to draft a portion of the drawings, based on the needs of the production, safely executes rigging and supervises execution of fly system
Maintains workspace; prepares space for evening rehearsals, work calls and/or next day’s work; inventories all equipment, places all tools in their appropriate location, and deep cleans space at the end of season
Bachelor’s degree in related field required
Minimum of 3 years work related experience; minimum of one year management experience and advanced stage craft techniques, including rigging, metal working and construction
Proficient in computer aided design (CAD), hand drafting practices and USITT drafting standards
Physical demands of the job include lifting, carrying, excessive standing/walking; safe operation of carpentry and metal working equipment
Occasionally the normal schedule may need to be adjusted to accommodate evening and weekend hours during times of technical rehearsals and show runs.
Illinois Wesleyan University Human Resources, Holmes 209 1312 N. Park Street Bloomington, IL 61701 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 309-556-1710
Hourly Rate $19.80 (9 month/year position)
The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation. Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing.
Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. Continued employment is conditioned upon maintaining work authorization throughout the employment term.
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