Theatre Technical Student Assistant (23/24) - FWS

University of LaVerne
June 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$15.50
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Job Title Theatre Technical Student Assistant (23/24) - FWS

Student Position Type Federal Work Study Appointment Type Part-Time FTE Work Schedule

Flexible Schedule working weekdays, some evenings and weekends. Ideal candidates can work Monday and Wednesday between 1-4p

Department Manager Hiring Manager Alan Tollefson Number of Vacancies 4

Position Summary Information for Announcement

Diversity Statement

The University supports a diverse and inclusive environment where students recognize and benefit from the life experiences and viewpoints of other students, faculty, and staff. Diversity is an active and intentional practice that supports difference and multiplicity to expand knowledge, educate capable citizens, develop the whole person, and serve our local and global communities. Promoting and sustaining diversity is a commitment to educational quality and the creation of positive, respectful learning communities.

Job Description Summary

Assist with day to day operations of the Theatre Department.

Specific Duties

  • Provide support for stagecraft labs, including assisting other students with their work
  • Promote a safe work environment and keep the scene shop clean and orderly
  • Assist faculty with course-related tasks, such as copying and filing
  • Assist with all areas of theatrical production like costumes, painting, building, and warehouse maintenance
  • Help facilitate stagecraft labs and work calls for the scheduled build of theatrical sets and production elements
  • Work along side inexperienced students and help them apply techniques of stagecraft safely within the scheduled time
  • Read plans and follow directives from the Assistant Technical Director and the Technical Director related to building scenic elements and facility/warehouse maintenance
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a current University of La Verne student with Federal Work Study eligibility for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with some of the tools and techniques related to the theatre such as sewing, painting, drawing, graphic design, carpentry, electrics, computer software, video, or computer programming by providing a letter of recommendation that speaks to the candidates character and experience
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working backstage on more than one high school or college theatre production
  • Experience completing projects related to building or construction or craft at home or at another institution, or demonstrate through a portfolio or a letter of recommendation, a familiarity with tools and techniques related to the theatre such as sewing, painting, drawing, graphic design, carpentry, electrics, electronics, computer software, video, or computer programming
  • Patience, a sense of humor, and a sincere desire to help others achieve the highest levels of success in technical theatre in order to foster life long learning, diversity, and community building
  • Benefits Summary

    Employees are eligible for the following benefits:

    One hour of Paid Sick Leave for every 30 hours worked, with a maximum accrual of 24 hours of Paid Sick Leave per year and capped at 48 hours.

    University of La Verne Defined Contribution Retirement Plan – can contribute employee voluntary contributions, excluding wages derived from federal work study funds.

    In accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employees who work an average of 30 or more hours per week, will be eligible for medical coverage through the University of La Verne.

    Covered under the University of La Verne Workers Compensation Insurance.

    Location La Verne Main Campus If Other, please specify.

    Hiring Pay Rate

    Hourly Rate $15.50

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 20191207SE

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    This is an ongoing position which requires reapplication for the first two semesters. However the department is interested training individuals for long term commitments who may be striving for a position that provides leadership experience. Please be ready to articulate how your work in the theatre can benefit the department and how this experience may relate to your future or immediate goals.

    Open Date 08/28/2023 Close Date 06/30/2024 Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link https: //

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  • What experience do you have working on group projects facilitating peer to peer learning?
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  • Letter of Recommendation 1
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