CTVA Production Safety Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Compliance/Legal, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, Environmental Health and Safety, Information Systems & Technology, Marketing/Communications, Safety, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

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Major Duties

Under general supervision of the Department Chair of Cinema and Television Arts, the CTVA Production Safety Coordinator mitigates situations and conditions that are considered hazardous and that may put student production crews, the cast, vendors, faculty or the public at risk. The incumbent oversees all CTVA student productions, scrutinizes scripts for hazards prior to shooting, makes unannounced site visits, and conducts safety seminars for all production students prior to shooting.

  • Reviews and signs off on all scripts in regards to safety issues, including, but not limited to stunts, special effects, open flame, weapons, and other possible hazards, and oversees student assistants.
  • Manages student insurance and permitting needs, maintains master schedule and master contact list for all CTVA student production activities, and reviews safety for all CTVA production and classroom lab activities.
  • Develops procedures and maintains production policies, stays up-to-date on current issues in production safety, consults with other departments within the college concerning production safety
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a job-related field; Master's in Fine Arts preferred.
  • Four (4) years of relevant progressively responsible experience.
  • Additional experience in job-related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required education, on a year for year basis.
  • Experience in professional set safety and production management experience as a First Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager, Line Producer, Production Supervisor or Producer preferred.
  • Possession of Director’s Guild of America membership preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of: the methods and problems in multiple production specialties; safety measures and hazards related to film and tv productions.
  • Ability and Specialized skills to: support classroom instruction by performing classroom demonstrations related to production specialty; and ability to work with faculty and provide training and supervision to students involved in productions. Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals at all levels within the organization. 


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
  • Classification/grade: 0840 / Performing Arts Tech / 3
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3977 - $6667 per month, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $3977 - $7197 per month.
  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday.  
  • REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period. 
  • The individual hired for this role will physically work on-campus in Northridge. This is not a telecommute position. 


General Information

  • This job opening has been re-posted and will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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 may be 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.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
  • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.


Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, covered military and veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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