Senior Laboratory Technician, Performing Arts-Lateral Opening (one or more positions)

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7051757 (Ref.No. P0002143)
Posted: February 27, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

10-Irvine Valley College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible
employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life
insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment
coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are
fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public
Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Summary Description:

Under direction from the Chair of the School of Fine Arts, plans, organizes and coordinates performing arts college events and operations for the School of Fine Arts; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to the preparation and production of those events; coordinates assigned activities with faculty, staff, students, and other college divisions and departments; and provides a high level of academic assistance to assigned instructors.

Knowledge of:

Advanced theories and applications of the assigned subject matter.
Principles and technologies of designing and producing fine and performing arts events.
Wood and metal technologies.
Electrical and fundamental electronic technologies.
Fundamental rigging and hoisting technologies.
Lighting, sound and musical instrument technologies.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Perform complex technical work in an instructional learning environment for a highly technical or complex subject area.
Perform duties at an advanced skill level with a considerable degree of independence.
Provide assistance to students on matters related to performing arts.
Learn and apply district, college, and school policies and procedures relating to School of Fine Arts productions.
Operate and maintain School of Fine Arts equipment including stage machinery, lighting and sound equipment and hand and power tools.
Implement and organize sound, lighting and set design for fine and performing arts events.
Operate, understand the mechanical function of and perform routine maintenance and repairs on equipment within assigned area.
Interpret and apply department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Participate in budget preparation and administration.
Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for instructional programs.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fine and performing arts.


Three years of increasingly responsible experience relating to fine and performing arts production.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a laboratory setting; may be exposed to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors; work with power and hand tools and stage equipment and apparatus. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a laboratory setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and apparatus requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; to verbally communicate to exchange information; may require the wearing of safety glasses or goggles. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

The information you provide on your application will be used to determine your qualification for this position. Be sure your application reflects all relevant work experience. Applicants must complete all sections of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Current SOCCCD employees must apply to the external posting Job ID# P0002143/REQ6985 to be considered.

Please do not add photographs or confidential data (e.g. social security #, birth date, etc.) to your application package.

A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.
Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan various performing arts and concert activities; coordinate use of concert facility; coordinate transportation and movement of musical instruments; establish rehearsal and concert schedule; plan and execute sound, lighting and décor arrangements; serve as stage and house manager for performances.

Develop scenic designs for performing arts productions; plan and order necessary materials and supplies; establish procedures for construction and installation; build designs in accordance with established guidelines and safety procedures; establish procedures for the operation of rigging and stage machinery.

Develop lighting plots for performing arts productions; plan and order necessary materials and supplies; hang, focus and patch lighting instruments; plan and execute special rigging requirements; make necessary hook-up records; program lighting console; plan cueing sequences.

Develop sound designs for performing arts productions; plan and order necessary materials and supplies; record and edit necessary music and/or sound effects; program and operate recording and editing equipment; make cue sheets for production; plan and execute special rigging requirements.

Assist instructors and students in the use of a variety of lighting, sound and stage equipment, materials and supplies; monitor student crews involved in building scenery; ensure student compliance with policies, procedures and safety precautions; demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in class and laboratory situations.

Dismantle equipment for repair and inspection; perform routine maintenance and repair of wood working equipment and tools; inspect and align lighting instruments, cables, dimmers and consoles; inspect and align all related sound equipment.

Act as production consultant for School of Fine Arts events; assist college when feasible.

Attend School of Fine Arts events to implement, supervise, and ensure proper and safe operation of facilities and equipment.

Oversee and participate in the ordering and maintenance of supplies, materials and equipment; acquire and maintain an inventory of materials for instructional programs; store, discard and rotate materials according to standard procedures; receive, assemble and test new equipment.

Participate in budget preparation and administration for performing arts productions; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for budget items; monitor and control expenditures.

Respond to inquiries and requests for information; answer phones; relay messages for faculty and staff.

Perform related duties as required.

At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.


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