Job Description

Posting Date Job Number Job Title Revision Date Category Type Status
4/13/2016 993-17 TMP Temporary CoPA Theatre Technician 08/01/2017 Staff Temporary Accepting Applications

Please submit a resume with Job No. 993-17 TMP. Instructions to complete the application are provided in a PDF format at the bottom of the recruitment posting. A link to upload a resume and/or other support documents is provided within the body of the online application. Please note that application materials must be completed in its entirety in order to be considered for the recruitment pool.

Under the supervision of the Director of Production, the Theatre Technician will provide technical support for production related skills for the College of Performing Arts and newly opened Musco Center of the Arts. Monitor the condition of equipment and perform basic to somewhat complex maintenance; scenic and property construction, scenic painting, lighting focus and hanging, audio/visual system setup and load in and out productions. Communicate with appropriate staff to provide and obtain information and execute method of design. Utilize safety practices and procedures.

This is a temporary, part-time position working 20 hours for up to 8 weeks. Duration of assignment can be lengthen or shorten at the discretion of the university. Evening or weekend availability required depending on event schedule.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of work and experience. Must be able to paint and have basic carpentry skills. One to three years’ experience in set constructions, sound engineering, or lighting design. Experience with tools and facilities for professional, educational, and theatrical productions. Knowledge of basic principles, methods and techniques in maintaining, installing, and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment used in stage production.

*Must be able to carry, lift up to 100 lbs.

Notice to Applicants: This position will be posted for a minimum of 5 business days and may close at any time after that without prior notice.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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