Theatre Shop Foreman

Carson, CA 90747

Posted: 8/8/19
Deadline: 8/13/19
Reference Number: 1557115

About This Organization

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Job Duties

Under the general supervision of the Department Chair and in collaboration with the Theatre and Dance Technical Director, the Scene Shop Foreman performs the following: Constructs sets for plays, musicals, and dance concerts for Theatre Arts and Dance Productions in two theatre spaces and the dance studio. Constructs, operates, and maintains stage materials and equipment utilized in stage production activity that supports the Department of Theatre and Dance Program. Responsible for a variety of technical specialties including stage and set construction, rigging, and scenery automation. Supervises and trains students on scene shop and stage equipment to include safety standards and policies in operation of all stage construction and related equipment and ensure compliance with codes and regulations. Oversees and inventories props and scene shop materials. Responsible for pricing, ordering, purchasing materials, supplies and props related to Theatre Arts and Dance Productions. Responsible for cost estimation, budget preparation, and reconciliation for multiple projects. Good computer skills on PC and Mac with experience of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and familiarity with Vectorworks, and CAD

Required Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abiliites:
-Ability to construct and oversee the construction of stage sets, stage properties, and other stage effects and rigging for stage and lights;
-Knowledge of lighting, sound, projection, counterweight, and other stage systems and equipment;
-Knowledge of design theory and principles in order to translate design and construction of materials;
-Knowledge of historical periods for design and construction of materials as well as effects related to applicable production specialty;
-Ability to paint scenery from designer renderings, elevations, sketches, or models; -Ability to create scale renderings or models;
-Ability to operate and supervise the operation of stage equipment;
-Ability to operate hand and power woodworking and welding tools and metal fabrication;
-Ability to train and supervise students and lead coworkers;
-Computer skills for PC and Mac, Microsoft Office and familiar with Vectorwork and CAD.
-Experience in a university theatre setting.
-Understanding of lighting and scenic design and an understanding of digital technilogies
Specialized Materials:
The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools, vehicles, or office equipment: Stage equipment, electrical shop devices and machinery used in constructing sets and other stage materials.

Required Certification:
-First Aid and CPR certification -Valid Driver’s License

Experience and Education:
Preferred Education: Graduation from a college or university with theatre and/or set design emphasis.
Required Experience: 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.
Preferred Experience: Equivalent to one year of theatrical production experience which has demonstrated the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities listed below. Experience in a university theatre setting.

Other Info

You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at