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Merced College in Merced, California
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Date Posted 06/05/2014
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 06/18/2014

Employment Opportunity

Range 17
Closing Date:
June 18, 2014, 5:00 pm, PST
Beginning Date:
August, 2014 (approximate)



  • Completion of two years of college with course work in technical theater production AND
  • Four years of experience in technical theater stage productions
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • Valid California Driver License

General Description:

Under direction, to assume responsibility for all aspects of theater operations including workshop and preparation areas, stage design and construction, coordinating, operating and instructing others in a variety of technical and specialized equipment, materials and devices related to theater design and technology including but not limited to lighting, audio and rigging equipment, hand and power tools, and large machinery as required; and to do related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Meets with facilities users to discuss requirements and develop plans for the arrangement of stage elements
  • Develops and maintains production calendars
  • Observes and enforces fire, health, and safety regulations in theater facilities
  • Maintains all areas of the theater facility not assigned to other classified staff
  • Ensures technical  support for rehearsals  is provided
  • Maintains a production schedule and ensures that deadlines are met
  • Directs other classified staff and student assistants including scheduling hours of work
  • Verifies time-cards
  • Maintains shop tools and equipment
  • Determines need and initiates requisitions for new equipment, scenic supplies and materials, and replacement parts
  • Designs, plans, constructs, paints, mounts, rigs, and strikes stage scenery and properties
  • Participates in production meetings and technical rehearsals
  • Coordinate load in and strike in consultation with various staff, faculty and theater facility users
  • Designs, plans, and programs light and audio systems
  • Troubleshoots technical challenges
  • Coordinates storage of set pieces and properties
  • Acts as designer and advisor to student designers in the resolution of engineering and rigging problems
  • Prepares supplementary construction drawings, when required
  • Procures equipment and supplies required to complete designs
  • Maintains budget controls
  • Maintain working and learning environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition
  • Ensure that technical equipment (including lighting, audio and rigging) and hand and power tools are functional and safe
  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment and tools. Repair, or arrange for repair or replacement of, equipment and tools within budgetary constraints

Knowledge of:

  • Light and audio systems
  • Techniques of stage preparation for theatrical or related performances
  • Methods, techniques, and equipment used in wood, plastic, and metal fabrication for specialized theatrical application
  • Scenery paints and painting techniques
  • Stage lighting, costuming and make up

Ability to:

  • Program and operate light and audio systems
  • Fabricate and maintain wood, metal, electrical, and electronic items
  • Train and  direct others
  • Work cooperatively with others

How to ApplyAll applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:  HR@mccd.edu, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
4. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree.  Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.  Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k] 
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.


All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris, Office of Human Resources
        Merced College 
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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