Cal Poly Pomona

Theatre Production Pool (#P06)

College of Letters , Arts, and Social Sciences
Temporary, hourly, intermittent (on call) for a twelve month period*
University Application and Resume Required
Performing Arts Technician I - $18.35 - $27.54 per hour
Public Affairs/Communication Specialist I - $16.64 - $24.94 per hour
(Not eligible for benefits)
This pool is subject to closing at anytime

The purpose of this recruitment is to produce a pool of crafts persons who can be hired on a production-by-production basis, depending on the need. Please indicate on the application under "Employment Interest" the classification for which you wish to be considered.


Lighting Technician (Performing Arts Technician I): Assist and instruct students in operating, hanging and focusing lighting equipment; repair and maintain lighting equipment, cable and control systems; operate Mini-Light Pallet, memory head and the Two-scene preset control of a Mantrix Control Board; other duties as assigned.

Costume Stitcher (Performing Arts Technician I): Create, repair and maintain costumes and accessories; operate advanced level, Elna and Bernina domestic sewing machines, Singer industrial sewing machines, Baby Lock and Singer Overlock machines, and the Namamoto industrial steam iron; assist with interpretation of costume designs; train and supervise student assistants; other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to one year of experience working for a theatre, repertory, or stock company constructing costumes for stage productions; general knowledge of historical period costume designs and patterns and the methods, materials and equipment utilized in construction and reconstruction of costumes and accessories.

Publicist (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist I): Compose news releases, radio copy and calendar listings for productions; maintain liaison with media entertainment editors; publicize Theatre Program to high schools; create and produce production posters, mailers, programs and brochures; arrange cast photographs for publications; maintain and enlarge Theatre Department's publicity mailing list; other duties as assigned.

Scenic Artist (Performing Arts Technician I): Paint scenery and drops; supervise and instruct student assistants in the Scene Shop; assist in interpreting painting elevations, color models, and detail drawings to determine scenic painting applications and texturing techniques; operate Hudson sprayers, spattering guns, spray guns, hot glue guns, drill motors, hot air guns, motorized cherry picker and hot knife; assist with flame proofing scenic units; other duties as assigned.

Scenic Technician (Performing Arts Technician I): Construct scenery using professional scenic construction techniques; supervise and instruct student assistants; ability to operate an industrial table saw, radial arm saw, miter saw, band saw, drill press, shop saw and hand power tools; other duties as assigned.

Sound Technician (Performing Arts Technician I): Set up and strike appropriate sound support equipment for productions; supervise and instruct student assistants; operate Yamaha PM 3000 sound console, DR4 Hard Disk Recorder, Tascan DAT machine, reel to reel, cassette, CD players, cart machines, wireless, condenser, omni-directional, unidirectional and shot-gun microphones; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Performing Arts Technician I: Equivalent to one year of theatrical production experience which demonstrates the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the necessary knowledge and abilities; general knowledge of methods and problems of stage and set design and construction; general knowledge of safety measures and hazards.

Minimum Qualifications for Public Affairs/Communications Specialist I: Equivalent to three years of professional or technical experience obtaining, interpreting and disseminating information about activities, programs and objectives of an organization.

*Employment in this position may end before, or be extended, beyond the date stated in a temporary status, and/or be converted to a full-time, probationary or part-time, temporary position contingent upon the operational needs of the University.

NOTE: More than one position may be filled from this recruitment; working days/hours may be changed based on operational needs.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


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