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PT Local Stage Crew - CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT

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Posting Details

Position Summary Information

Position to be Filled PT Local Stage Crew - CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT
PVA Number PT 15-011
Employment Type Part Time (PT)
Hourly Rate Dependent on Position Offered
Minimum Required Education/Training

• No Degree Required

Minimum Required Experience

• No Experience Required

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills

• Experience in Theater or Film preferred
• Audio, lighting, rigging and video preferred
• Degree in Theater or Film preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application Deadline

Extended Job Description

Definition

Cape Fear Community College is seeking applications of interest from candidates for part-time, non-benefited; time limited Local Stage Crew positions to help with the variety of upcoming performances in the College’s new Humanities and Fine Arts Center. We encourage applicants to submit an application for these positions if interested and qualified. Please include a cover letter that indicates the type of position interested in based on descriptions noted below. Review of applications will be ongoing and as needed for performances. A representative from Cape Fear Community College will contact you about your availability for work if your application is selected for a position. Applications of interest will remain active and on file with Cape Fear Community College for one year after the application is submitted.

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status or disability, or marital status. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in U.S.

The Local Stage Crew for the Humanities and Fine Arts Center consists of a range of different position opportunities. Local Stage Crew are needed for the load in, show call, and load out of our visiting productions.

Local Crew positions include: Carpenters, Flymen, Riggers, Electricians, Audio, Props, Wardrobe, Hair, Truck Loaders, Pushers, Spot Operators, Sound and Lighting Board Operators, and more.

LOCAL CREW POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:

•Carpenters – Carpenters are hired to help load in scenic elements for the production. Duties include unloading trucks, unpacking boxes, loading in scenery, repairing or constructing scenic elements, moving furniture or large scenic props, work as run crew for productions, load out. Carpenters are expected to be able to fill in other roles, such as electrician, flymen, rigger, etc. as needed. Carpenters are expected to provide their own hand tools.

•Flymen – A fly crew is a group of people who operate a fly system from its locking rail during a theatrical production. The responsibilities of a fly crew include bringing battens in and out, keeping the fly system linesets in balance, and ensuring that the fly system’s rope locks are applied when the associated linesets are not moving. Each member of the crew is called a flyman. Loaders are flymen who work high above the stage in the grid, adding or removing counterweights from the fly system arbors.

•Riggers – Assists in the delivery, set up, operation, dismantling and striking of rigging and rigging equipment needed for clients’ live events. Often includes rigging for video systems, audio systems, lighting systems, and scenery. Other duties include ensuring the safe setup, use, and maintenance of rigging equipment used during for concerts and special events, hangs points, calls bridles, ties knots, hangs soft goods and hard set pieces, operates rigging equipment during load-in, show, and load-out, identifies any additional rigging equipment that may be required, ensures compliance with health and safety regulations, always adheres to safety standards for rigging equipment and uses safe working methods, may work as crew during event, operating spotlights, assisting sound crew, moving backline, scenery, etc., unloads trucks and moves gear to set up location in accordance with instructions and strikes equipment upon completion of event, packs equipment cases and loads trucks.

•Electricians – Theater Electricians are responsible for all non-design aspects of the lighting in a theatrical production. They may be also responsible for special effects (such as fog) and powering other electrical items (such as motors) used in production. Electricians install (hang), point and shape the beam (focus), and connect to power (circuit) lighting instruments. Additionally they may add gel to color the light, patterns (or gobos) to create texture or shape a light into a picture, and accessories that give the designer the ability to change some aspect of the light, such as scrollers (color changers) or pattern effects (gobo rotators).

•Master Electrician – The Master Electrician, M.E. or “Chief Electrician”, supervises all other Electricians working on a production or show. They are sometimes referred to as the Head Electrician or in a touring house, the House Electrician.

•Lighting Programmer – The Lighting Programmer is a person familiar with the lighting board being used who sits next to or in communication with the lighting designer during “tech”. He or she is responsible for programming in the lighting cues as dictated to him or her by the lighting designer. This saves the designer the time and attention of using the light board and allows him or her to concentrate on building the cues. Often this person is the Light Board Operator for the show’s run.

•Light Board Operator – The Light Board Operator, Lighting Operator, Board Op or just LX Op is the person who executes cues for a production. They may need to be able to write cues for their lighting board, and to make adjustments quickly to account for equipment failure, or people being in the wrong location. For some live events, such as concerts, this person may also be creating cues and looks on the fly, and functioning both as an operator and a designer simultaneously. Experience with ETC Eos family is expected.

•Audio Crew – The Audio Crew is responsible for the load-in, set-up, and load-out of all things audio/video related. Duties include the unloading and set-up of speakers, monitors, mixing boards, microphones, projectors, projection screens, cameras, and the running of all necessary cable. The audio crew is also responsible for trouble shooting any problems that may occur involving sound and video. The audio crew may also serve on the run crew.

•Soundboard Operator (A1) – The Soundboard Operator is the head of the Audio Crew. The Soundboard Operator is responsible for all sound engineering required during live performances. The Soundboard Operator must have extensive knowledge and training in live sound production. The Soundboard Operator is responsible for all signal routing, live mixing, and execution of any sound cues that are necessary for the production. Experience with Yamaha M7CL Digital Consoles or similar is expected.

•Props – Props personnel are responsible for the maintenance, and repair of all props pieces associated with the production. Duties may also include organization of props table, making sure each prop is functioning properly, making sure each prop piece is set properly, and serving as run crew. Props personnel must be highly organized and have experience in carpentry and craft making.

•Wardrobe – is responsible for supervising all wardrobe related activities during the course of the production run. All wardrobe personnel must be proficient at sewing and be able to make quick repairs on the fly.

Supervision Received/Exercised

Receives general supervision from the HFA Technical Director, HFA Production Manager, and the Head Carpenter and Stage Manager of the visiting production.

Exercises no supervision unless specifically appointed by the Technical Director or Production Manager.

Essential Functions

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsible for assisting with the assembling, disassembling, and maintenance of stages during theater productions.

Other Important Functions

• Load and unload materials from trucks
• Assemble and disassemble parts
• Set up lighting, props and microphones
• Move and rearrange furniture
• Unload and set up road cases
• Perform spotlight operation during shows
• Construct and paint set pieces
• Set up risers and musical equipment
• Ensure props are affixed properly
• Assist with video, sound and light production
• Disassemble and store set pieces
• Ensure props are present at the beginning of a scene and taken away at the end
• Set up flats
• Dismantle scenery and other set pieces
• Work with electricians and lighting assistants
• Set up lights and microphones
• Operate sound and lighting systems
• Build and install scenery
• Operate scenery-moving machinery
• Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
• Must be able to lift at least 50lbs
• Clean stage and backstage before and after each production
• Handle, wash and repair wardrobe
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge of

• English grammar, spelling and punctuation
• University infrastructure, policies and procedures or ability to learn quickly
• General methods and problems related to theatrical production; Familiar with basic stage directions, terminology and theatrical equipment and materials
• Design principles and the ability to translate specifications, blueprints or drawings into real-world solutions if needed.
• Maintenance procedures for lighting and/or sound equipment and routine theater maintenance.
• Clothing processes, sewing, cleaning, pressing and steaming, familiarity with construction and repair of costumes and accessories; OR knowledge of wig and hair processes; OR knowledge of stage properties, familiarity with construction of sets and scenes; OR knowledge of stage lighting techniques, controls and follow spot use; OR knowledge of sound techniques; OR knowledge of video production and playback techniques; OR knowledge of stage rigging techniques
• Safety rules and standards pertaining to backstage theater work

Ability To

• Work independently in the absence of supervision
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions
• Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
o making observations
o communicating with others
o reading and writing
o recognizing and responding to questions
o operating assigned equipment

• Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities that may include the following:
o sitting/standing for extended periods of time
o lifting and/or moving at least 50 pounds
o operating assigned equipment
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Maintain mental capacity that allows the capability of:
o making sound decisions
o answering questions
o demonstrating intellectual capabilities
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/08/2015
Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Documents 1
  3. Training Certification