Instructional Support Tech I

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Work type: Staff
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Division of Academic Affairs

Instructional Support Technician I

*** Temporary Position - Expected end date June 30, 2023 ***


Uses discipline-specific knowledge to provide support services for performing arts classes. Under the direction of the coordinator and other Performing Arts faculty, performs skilled and technical duties related to the construction and development of stage sets or costumes; performs technical duties related to sound and lighting system operation, and works with faculty to source quotes for independent contractors. Collaborates with other University units for needed stage production-related work, including constructing stage sets, flats, properties, or stage costumes; preparing or modifying work plans, drawings, and light plots for specific situations; mixing and applying paints and flameproofing to sets; and setting up sound, lighting, video, live streaming systems. Checks the stage and production areas for safety hazards and maintains health and safety standards in these areas. Attends rehearsals, shows, concerts, and lectures. Interprets diagrams or written and verbal information regarding events. Operates stage equipment, lighting and sound systems, digital projection equipment, and costume shop or scene shop equipment as required. Demonstrates the correct use of stage equipment to teachers, students, and operators. Performs minor repairs and general maintenance on stage- and performance-related equipment. Oversees student workers and hourly personnel as assigned. Maintains inventories and other records. Maintains a clean working environment. Provides general technical support for instructional programs offered by the Performing Arts Program at the undergraduate level, in addition to research activities as appropriate. Participates in department meetings and activities. Other related duties as assigned.


Any combination of or equivalent to two years of college course work in theater production, stagecraft, or related field and two years of experience in the construction of sets or stage costumes and the operation of sound and lighting equipment.

Ability to learn and follow all studio safety practices. Ability to work with hazardous chemicals. After training, must be able to work independently under general supervision. Knowledge of the studio courses in dance, music, and theatre offered in an undergraduate university-level performing arts program and their associated equipment and supplies. Strong interpersonal skills resulting in positive interactions with students, faculty, administrators, non-technical staff, and vendor representatives. Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. The position requires the ability to work flexible hours including early morning, late evening, and weekends when needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequent/Continuous reaching within arm's distance, frequent sitting in an office chair or standing for up to 5-7 hours at a time. Occasional lifting/carrying of up to 30 pounds at waist level within office and studio areas, continuous use of hands to operate a telephone, computer systems, studio equipment, and preparation of studios, occasional reaching at or above waist level and shoulder level, occasional bending and/or stooping at the waist, continuous use of hands for grasping, fine manipulation, and ability to stand/walk up to 20 minutes at a time, over uneven terrain, and up slopes. May, at times, operate high-powered machinery requiring protective gear. May occasionally be required to work at heights.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

Hiring Salary:  $4,500 - $4,800 per month

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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Programs (805) 437-8490.

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