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PT Hourly POOL - Stage Technician
Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California
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Date Posted 03/15/2017
Admin-Facilities Management
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled


Under the general supervision of the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, in consultation with Robert B. Moore Theatre staff, will support rehearsals and performances in the theatre and perform related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Manually opening and closing curtains.
  2. Operating light board and spotlight as required.
  3. Assist with setup and strike of shows which may include the laying down and picking up of a Marley dance floor, setting up and disassembling platforms/risers, deploying and storing the orchestra shell, and placing and removing props and set pieces.
  4. May be called upon to assist with front of house support such as assisting patrons to their seats, monitoring and removing items that block the aisles and exits, and preventing food and drink from being brought into the theatre.
  5. Provide information regarding the theatre to students, faculty and guests.
  6. Monitor and enforce safety protocols.
  7. Direct students in emergency procedures and observe/enforce theatre rules.
  8. Dispose of used materials and, in general, keep the facility neat and organized.
  9. Assist the theatre staff with requests.
  10. Handle and sort colored gel medium as needed.
  11. Organize cables, cords and connectors as needed.
  12. Load and unload gear from trucks and personal vehicles as requested.
  13. Work effectively with others in a team environment.
  14. Perform other related duties, as assigned.




Knowledge of:

  1. Basic familiarity with theatre terms, protocol, and procedures.
  2. English fluency, courtesy, and professionalism in a theatre environment.
  3. Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
  4. Modern stage equipment operation.
  5. Safety requirements for operation of stage equipment.

Ability to:

  1. Learn to properly set up, operate, and demonstrate the correct operation of equipment and handling of materials used n the theatre.
  2. Use common tools to construct/assemble production assets.
  3. Use specified theatre devices such as lighting consoles, microphones, speakers.
  4. Move quietly and discreetly backstage during live events.
  5. Respond appropriately in an emergency or urgent event.
  6. Work in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.
  7. Work in small, cramped spaces, or at a height of more than 20 feet from the floor.
  8. Understand and follow oral and written direction.
  9. Establish and maintain effective cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  10. Demonstrate cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Education and Experience:

  1. Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required qualifications.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Two (2) years of college level course work in visual, performing arts or related discipline.


  • Lifting, carrying, and/or pushing 50+ pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of object weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to industrial materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Climbing of stairs and ladders.
  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Pulling ropes.
  • Visual acuity in varying degrees of illumination/lighting.
  • Heights of up to 30 feet.


Conditions of Employment

Employment is on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon verification of employment history, background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Short term/temporary assignments do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked and are limited to 28 hours per week.
This is a CONTINUOUS recruitment for an applicant POOL to fill part-time, temporary, hourly assignments on an as-needed basis. Applications are accepted all year long. Departments or Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to fill temporary assignments, as needed. (Applications will remain in the pool for one year.)

The hours of work are flexible to meet the needs of performing arts programs, including evening and/or weekend hours for scheduled events. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Based on the HH Salary Schedule.


Additional Information

To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
1. A completed Coast Community College District Online Employment Application 
2. A current resume (uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)
3. A cover letter (uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)
4. Clear and detailed responses to all supplemental questions (required for evaluation purposes)

Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date, when applicable. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting www.cccd.edu/employment. Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

Disability Accommodations: If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.


  1. All online applications and required materials received will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  2. Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions, if requested, in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.
  3. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community CollegeGolden West College, and Orange Coast College.  The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services.  Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. 
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States.  Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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