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2 Mar 2023

Full-Time Staff Assistant, Theatre Technical Coordinator

BridgewaterSU – Posted by BridgewaterSU Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Staff Assistant, Theatre Technical Coordinator

Department Summary:

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Theatre at Bridgewater State University is committed to the artistic empowerment and educational invigoration of a diverse body of students. With a strong liberal arts core, we create well-rounded students, prepared to engage with their communities as professional theatre practitioners and educators in the arts. We strive for inclusive theatrical participation and collaboration that drives conversation and social change. BSU Department of Theatre offers a BA in Theatre Arts, a BA in Theatre Education, and a minor in Theatre Arts. Our department produces 3 faculty directed shows each season, including one musical, and 2 student directed and designed shows.

Position Summary:

The Theatre Technical Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and completion of all scenic activities (scenery construction & installation, painting, and props) for departmental productions through producing working drawings, determining the production expenses of projects given the designer drawings, the number of student workers available and their level of skill, and the time frame for completion, negotiating alternatives with the director and scenic designer, establishing the construction calendar, overseeing and managing the scenic budget, and coordinating shop and stage activities with other staff and faculty positions.

Supervision Received: Department Chair, TheatreSupervision Exercised: Student employees

This is a 10-month position, salary is paid over a 12 month period.

This position is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of multiple diverse backgrounds and identities present in our community.

Position Type: APA Professional

Essential Duties:

When you join the team at Bridgewater State University, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners.

• Help to assure an effective approach to departmental productions by coordinating, building, and implementing all scenic activities for the departmental production season, ensuring that all production schedule deadlines are met.

• Assist in moving from design to construction by producing working drawings for scenic construction of designs submitted by resident, student, and visiting designers, determining whether the designer drawings can be executed given the budget, time frame, and the number and the skill levels of student workers, negotiating with the director and scenic designer on alternatives, and preparing the construction calendar.

• Provide a comprehensive learning experience for student employees by assessing skill levels and overseeing the instruction of the technical aspects and safety procedures involved in scenic construction.

• Facilitate the movement of scenic elements by configuring and affecting the relationship of scenic elements to be shifted manually or mechanically and calculating the movement patterns for design efficiency and safety. Collaborates with University Events in securing materials and installing rigging and flying elements.

• Manage and maintain all theatre department prop and scenery inventory and storage facilities.

• Attendance at regularly scheduled production meetings, evening and weekend availability required as needed in support of Load ins, Technical Rehearsals, Performances, and Strikes.

• Assure the efficient operation of the shop by overseeing human and material resources.

• Collaborate with University Eventsto promote preventive maintenance, preservation, and cleaning of scenery shop tools and equipment.

• Play an active role in the education of students by working with faculty to support the practical scene shop element of the Stagecraft class.

• Provide scenic construction support for Department of Dance productions as needs and workload allow, and in consultation with direct supervisor.

• Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses and/or conferences, and attending training and/or courses required by the supervisor.

• Remain competent and current in backstage and scene shop safety best practices.

• Maintain fiscal responsibility for holding a University Procurement Card and managing small supply budgets.

• Help to ensure the overall success of the Department of Theatre by performing all other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or a related field.

• At least two years of practical work experience in technical production on the university or professional level.

• Ability to communicate appropriately and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and community partners

• Supervisory skills.

• Mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools.

• The ability to read and understand floor plans, design sketches, construction plans, and the ability to produce working drawings are required.

• Ability to build scenery from working drawings.

• Commitment to customer service excellence and collegial support in order to enhance an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

• The ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds daily.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Theatre design/technology education.

• Scenic painting and welding experience.

Work Environment:

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form:

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encouraged to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center. We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.

Salary Range: $50,000-$52,000

Posting Number: S00932P

Open Date: 02/22/2023

Close Date: 3/23/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.

a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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