Entertainment Careers Salem, OR, USA
Oct 17, 2019Full time
Attention Current Willamette University Employees: In order to apply for posted positions, please close this window and log into your Workday account and apply through the Career worklet. Instructions for Applicants: Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process. To be considered for employment at Willamette University, please complete our online employment application. Your application and all required attachments - listed at the bottom of the page - must be submitted for each individual job post that you are interested in applying for. If there is an application deadline, please ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline. Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit your application. Position Summary: This position will perform a variety of different skill level duties as assigned by the Facilities Services Events Lead to provide support for University stage productions and other events as assigned. Will perform assigned duties within a team oriented work environment and assist in providing support to all aspects of University productions at Rogers Music Center, Smith Auditorium, and as otherwise assigned. Will assist with technical direction, stage operations and provide support for academic and non-academic use of University event and performance facilities. Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. JOB DUTIES: Typical job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following daily tasks: Prepare facilities and rooms for specific events as directed by the Events Support Lead per scheduling supplied by the University scheduling coordinator. Set up and operate all in-house audio and lighting equipment. Must be able to train students and other staff members on how to operate equipment in the incumbent’s absence. Coordinate and work with other University Departments for the set up and operation of data projectors and other technical needs not provided by Event Stage Support. Manages the rigging and operation of curtains, drops, scenery, flats and various other goods. Helps maintain detailed information files of all productions and setups for future reference. Performs routine and continuous inspection of facilities / equipment and reports issues to Facilities Event Support Lead in a timely manner. Supervises and physically assists with the load-in, load-out of all productions at Smith Auditorium, Rogers Music Center and as otherwise assigned. Work with and provide quality control for student groups setting up, taking down and storing of event equipment for events, such as ASWU stage, for student events. Assist Facilities Services Staff as assigned. Able to perform job duties as assigned by the Facilities Services Event Lead in an efficient and professional manner within given deadlines to assure University event preparations are properly organized, set up, and monitored. Able to work independently and harmoniously with all staff in a team oriented work environment to maintain the high standards of the University in event presentations. Provides coverage as assigned for other Facilities Services Staff that are out due to illness, vacation, or other otherwise not able to perform their duties. Perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: College degree preferred, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and an ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures and backgrounds. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Some experience or background in technical stage support preferred. TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE : Flexible / Weekends PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to frequently and safely lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to work from ladders and grids up to 50 feet in height and catwalks suspended from the ceiling. Ability to work extra hours, alternative shifts and flexible hours as needed. Sensitivity to safety hazards and ability to promote safety as required. Ability to communicate both orally and in written English, understand and follow oral and written instructions and schedules, fill out work order requests, and keep records of materials used. Ability to work without direct supervision as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students. Ability to work for extended periods of time while walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing, lifting objects up to 50 pounds, and pushing/pulling heavy carts of equipment while often exposed to dirt, dust, and inclement weather in areas sometimes dimly-lit. Often requires traveling from building to building outdoors and routinely traversing steps / stairs. All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position. You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume: Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis Current Resume Incomplete applications will not be considered.