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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Temporary, Time Varies, Theatre Arts
Position Description

Job Summary

This is a temporary, two year, intermittent, on-call position.

This position assists with technical requirements for events in the Center. This involves moving and setting up equipment for events, and any necessary support such as wardrobe, wigs, makeup or props. Duties are performed under the supervision of a Stage Manager or crew leader to ensure proper use of technical equipment and the safety of all involved.

Department Summary

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) consists of three venues: a 1288-seat concert hall, a 180-seat recital hall and a 350-seat rehearsal/performance pavilion. It hosts events including symphonies, choral concerts, contemporary and pop music events, plays and other theatrical events, dance programs, recitals, opera and light opera, touring shows and community productions. It also supports other uses, including workshops, business meetings, banquets, recording sessions, trade shows, etc.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions/instructions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and maintain a positive and productive working atmosphere in a group environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of safety in the work place and ability and willingness to follow safety rules and practices pertaining to backstage theatre work.
  • Ability to perform complex technical set-ups under stress and within pressing deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.

Education and Experience

Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the duties of the position; ability to follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety; ability to perform regular strenuous manual labor; ability to safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds.


Anticipated Hiring Range:$17.00 per hour - $20.00 per hour

Classification Range: $16.80 per hour - $29.12 per hour

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

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