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Technical Supervisor
Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University

Orange, CA

The Technical Supervisor is a full-time, non-exempt, staff level position reporting to the Event Production Manager for the Musco Center for the Arts. This position works some evenings and weekend work hours.

The Technical Supervisor oversees and works closely with the Master Electrician/Lighting Department Head and the Audio Video Engineer/Sound Department Head to plan, coordinate and execute production needs for the Musco Center for the Arts, which produces a variety of programming and has a diverse group of users – the successful candidate will navigate the season with a desire to foster a collaborative, respectful work environment; a safety-first approach to stage operations; and impeccable, client-oriented service. The incumbent serves in both a supervisory and on-deck working position, which oversees and participates in all on-stage operations including maintenance, load-ins, rehearsals, performances and strike. This position provides hands-on supervision of part-time technicians, temporary staff, student stage crews, and two full-time employees: the Master Electrician/Lighting Department Head and the Audio Video Engineer/Sound Department Head. Additionally, the Technical Supervisor assesses labor needs and schedules staff and employees accordingly.

The Technical Supervisor trains crews to install, maintain and operate scenic elements including automated orchestral shell, rigging systems, lighting, audio/video equipment, and special effects. This role works with Chapman Public Safety, Risk Management and Fire and Life Safety departments to implement and maintain appropriate safety protocols; ensures adherence to OSHA, the Musco Center, and Chapman Public Safety department parameters.

This position oversees and coordinates all matters related to rigging and fly needs. Prepares all rigging paperwork and materials, maintains and cares for all rigging hardware and soft goods. Plans and installs rigging for productions, following generally accepted rigging practices. Serves as head rigger and rail operator as necessary. Maintains the Musco Center stage equipment, and together with the Event Production Manager, advises rental clients and University users on the most effective use of available equipment. Produces CAD scale drawings for events and productions using Vectorworks. Coordinates rental equipment when necessary. Along with Event Production Manager, assists with budget forecasting by providing labor and rental estimates; maintains the budget for onstage operations and provides information for event settlement.

Please submit a resume with Job No. 72-17. Instructions to complete the application are provided in a PDF format at the bottom of the recruitment posting. A link to upload a resume and/or other support documents is provided within the body of the online application. Please note that application materials must be completed in its entirety in order to be considered for the recruitment pool.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.


Deadline: 08-31-2017

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