Operations and Events Technician (Performing Arts Technician, Non-Exempt) - College of LIberal and Creative Arts (516014)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Jun 24, 2022
Part Time Museum and Arts Tourism and Convention Services

Job Description


Working Title

Operations and Events Technician

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

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San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Appointment Type

Temporary: Position to end on or before one year from date of hire. Permanent status may be earned in this position if it is renewed for four years without a break in service in accordance with collective bargaining agreement provisions.

Time Base

Part-time (0.50)

Work Schedule

Employee will work an irregular schedule varying according to workload requirements.

Anticipated Hiring Range

$2,000.00 - $2,200.00 Per Month ($24,000.00 - $26,400.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Using technical abilities and knowledge, oversee the more technical aspects of audio production for events supported by the College of Liberal & Creative Arts Operations team. Works solo shifts supervising events and student workers in support of faculty and student crews on campus and outside groups. Installs and repairs equipment in various areas as assigned in the College. Maintain audio equipme nt in larger auditorium spaces managed by LCA. Deals with any problems that arise.

Position Information

Technical Support
  • Provide safety oversight for the proper execution of activities including ADA and fire code compliance, usage of all theatrical equipment, and audience management. First level responder for emergency situations/BERC while on shift.
  • Lead audio support for events and performances in LCA venues. Works to review plots and riders for upcoming concerts and vents
  • Liaison with p roduction manager to fulfill the audio needs of performances
  • Advises college leadership on best practices and designs for production spaces, theatres, recording studios, etc.
  • In partnership with Academic Tech troubleshoots and repairs classroom and lab AV systems.
  • Consults with AT for new installations
  • Troubleshoot technical problems for programs, lab activities, performances and general audio maintenance.
  • May occasionally cover an evening shift when needed or sub for another coordinator on leave.
  • Act as on - site project supervisor responsible for event outcomes, building spaces, safety and evacuation in event of an emergency.

Building & Program Support:
  • Actively participate in Operations team meetings with the goal of innovating new improved practices and procedures related to college goals.
  • May supervise and train student workers and other event personnel.
  • Access to and coordination of activities in LCA buildings and supervise student staff.
  • Provide access to rooms and equipment for approved personnel.
  • Help ensure that all events comply with University, State, and Federal regulations.

Other Duties

Minimum Qualifications
  • General knowledge of methods and problems related to applicable production specialty area.
  • Working knowledge of design principles and the ability to translate design specifications, blueprints, or drawings into applicable costume, scenery, lighting and sound production.
  • Ability to identify and appropriate materials and supplies needed for pro jects and manage materials budgets for production specialty and specific projects.
  • A foundation knowledge of applicable software packages for applicable production specialty and ability to use standard features.
  • General knowledge of historical periods as they relate to the production specialty. For costuming, working knowledge of and ability to use the patterns, methods, materials and equipment involved in construction and reconstruction of costumes and related accessories.
  • For scenery construction, ability to read blueprints; working knowledge of carpentry and ability to apply knowledge to set and scenery construction; ability to mix and apply paint for sets and scenes; and ability to operate staging equipment.
  • For lighti ng and sound production, general knowledge of basic electrical theory and working knowledge of lighting and/or sound effects.
  • Working knowledge of safety requirements and standards related to stage and set construction, lighting, and stage operations.
  • Ability to assist in the training and supervision of students involved in productions.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to provide support for sound technology at an intermediate to advanced level demonstrating functional knowledge in analog and di gital consoles, microphone technique, and signal flow troubleshooting.
  • Ability to provide support for lighting and projection technology at an intermediate to advanced level demonstrating functional knowledge in programming and operating lighting console s, installing lighting and projection for performance, and troubleshooting equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise student employees with varied responsibilities


Must be able to use a computer for extended periods of time
  • Wo rking closely with others
  • Protracted or irregular hours of work

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@campus.edu.

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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