Production Lead Coordinator (8822)

  • Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 19, 2020
Full Time Other

Job Description

Production Lead Coordinator (JID 8822)
Administrative Analyst/Specialist II
Department of Theatre
Full Time / $3897 - $5400/mo.

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the Department
The Department of Theatre offers programs designed to enrich the student's aesthetic and intellectual needs in the area of theatre production, theatre history/literature and to provide pre-professional training. Eight or more full-length productions of dramas, musicals, and operas are cast, rehearsed, and mounted annually by faculty, staff, students, and guest artists. Additional information about the department is available at

Major Duties
Under the general supervision of the Theatre Department Chair, the Lead Production Coordinator leads the production process for all department productions including TeenAge Drama Workshop (TADW) and outside special events. The incumbent performs complex technical and administrative work; plans, organizes, and oversees several theatre productions and associated spaces; maintains the master calendar of events for the Department of Theatre; initiates building maintenance and repair requests to Chair ensuring building safety for department productions; is expected to work closely with faculty, staff, students, and guest artists in order to facilitate communication between all production team members; and performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field. Bachelor's degree in Theatre or Drama is preferred. Equivalent to three years of full-time, progressively responsible technical, analytical, or administrative experience. Preferred experience is in production management and/or stage management in a League of Resident Theatres (LORT) company, major opera company, including one year of lead responsibility. Additional experience in job-related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required education, on a year for year basis. Master of Fine Arts degree in Production Management, Theatre Management, or Stage Management and two years of professional experience in production management and/or stage management in a LORT company, major opera company, or equivalent including one year of supervisory or lead responsibility, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Working knowledge of general practices, program, and/or administrative specialty and operational analysis and techniques. Knowledge of: theatre technology principles, practices and equipment; pertinent local, state, and federal laws relating to venue management; design principles and practices; theatre safety principles and practices; theatre literature and tradition. Familiarity with technical theatre, music, and dance terminology. Ability and specialized skills to expertly investigate and analyze problems with a broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to: oversee and/or train others and provide lead work direction; interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations; compile, write and present reports related to program or administrative specialty; and communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Knowledge of college and university theatre programs and operational characteristics, services, and activities of a theatre arts program, strongly preferred. Capability to oversee financial and human resources transactions is a plus.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $3897 - $7051 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3897 - $5400, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Will include some evenings and weekends.

REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

Application Period
Applications received through March 31, 2020, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background Check
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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