Part-time Theatre Technician (9 month)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Part-Time

Position Title: Part-time Theatre Technician (9 month)  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

College of Arts & Sciences

Advertised Salary: $15-17 per hour  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Part-time Theatre Technician working up to 28 hours per week will assist the Technical Theatre Instructor/Auditorium Manager with all the technical elements for events. This can include sound, scenery, lighting, painting, and running performances in Williams Auditorium. Job schedule will include some days, evenings & weekends. This is a 9-month Part-time position during the academic year (mid-August to mid-May) at the main campus in Big Rapids. We intend to hire this position in the immediate future to complete the remainder of the current academic year.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: High School Diploma or equivalent  
Required Work Experience: Experience beyond high school with the technical aspects of mounting and running events such as set construction, painting, lighting, sound, rigging and audio visual.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver's license  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Driving
  • Heights
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: • College degree in Technical Theatre
• Professional work in the field or related fields
• Experience with Social Media and Publicity/Outreach
• Experience with Front of House/Management
• Experience with graphic design
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Assist auditorium manager with technical and event services for all Williams Auditorium events produced by campus entities and public users.
• Assist auditorium manager to maintain inventory, schedule and perform maintenance of sound, lights, fly system and audiovisual equipment.
• Help coordinate incoming show requirements and house capabilities.
• Carry out responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.
• Assist auditorium manager working with students and student employees on all auditorium events and theatre productions.
• Work evenings and weekends as needed.
• Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
• Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: • Directly responsible to the Technical Theatre Instructor/Williams Auditorium Manager.
• Supervise student employees and students when needed.
• Help maintain a safe working environment in accordance with the University Lab Safety Coordinator.
• Skills and Abilities in all technical theatre aspects, or equivalent experience
• Ability to help supervise an interdisciplinary group
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Effective communication skills
• Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Optional Documents: Transcripts for College degree in Technical Theatre  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (OPTIONAL): Applicants who have completed college coursework or attained a degree in Technical Theatre must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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