Part-time Theatre Technician (9 month)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Staff

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

33500 - Humanities

Advertised Salary: $17 - $20 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.  
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
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Driving
  • Heights
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Ability to walk on catwalks
  • Ability to climb spiral staircases
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to hang lighting instruments
  • Ability to work with power tools
  • Ability to paint scenery
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.
• Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
• Directly responsible to the Technical Theatre Instructor/Williams Auditorium Manager.
• Supervise student employees and students when needed.
• Maintain a safe working environment in accordance with the University Lab Safety Coordinator.

• Ability to drive to local stores to purchase or rent supplies, with or without much prior notice or planning
• Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: • 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:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
March 6th, 2023  
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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