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Performing Arts Technician I - Intermittent (Temporary, Hourly)

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Work type: Staff
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Part Time, Theatre Arts

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $19.90/hour to $36.02/hour. This position is temporary with a possibility of reappointment.  Working hours vary.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

Department Statement 

The Theatre and Dance Department offers classes leading to a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts, produces its own instructionally-related shows, and operates the University Theatre for campus and community events. Operations are year-round.

About the Position

This is a temporary, part-time position that will assist Theatre Arts with production-related activities such as: scenery construction, lighting, sound, costume construction, stage rigging, scenery painting, prop construction, stage effects, event services, and similar theatrical operations.


  • Assist in production-related activity such as scenery construction, lighting, sound, costume construction, stage rigging, scenery painting, prop-construction, stage effects, event services, and similar theatrical operations.
  • Perform equipment and system maintenance, as well as, support area upkeep.
  • Some event assignments might require design-quality input to users, especially for lights or sound.
  • Working in the shops and on stage will involve supervising students and student assistants.

Minimum Qualifications

One to two years of experience working for a theater, repertory or stock company engaged in the applicable production specialty such as: costume construction, stage and set construction, lighting production, and/or sound/audio production. This background normally would be achieved through professional training or applicable college coursework and practical experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge and current skills in one or more specialized backstage operations areas, including: scenery construction, lighting, sound recording, sound PA, stage effects, stage rigging, costumes, makeup, and equipment maintenance, among others.
  • Ability to work with others effectively, especially leading and assisting a diverse group of students and stage users.
  • Experience in the use of carpentry tools (hand and power), lighting systems, sound systems, sewing equipment (hand and machines), stage rigging, effects devices, unitized scenery, welding equipment, fork lift, painting tools, and other equipment as required for theatre and dance production.
  • Valid California Driver's license.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Note: There may be contact with hazardous materials.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

 A bachelor's degree in a theatre or a related field.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free.  For more information, please visit our website at

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

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

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