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Stage Technician III, Specialized

Flathead Valley Community College

Job Description

Temporary Pool. Schedule is based on events and employees availability. hours will vary from 0-40 hours per week, and may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

The Paul D. Wachholz College Center, scheduled to open in fall 2022, is located on the main campus of Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. As the premier performing arts facility serving western Montana, the College Center features a 50,000 square foot facility to include a large performance and lecture hall, a multi-purpose activity complex with two basketball courts, an outdoor amphitheater, and a reception hall with an exhibition gallery.

The College Center will be the largest venue in the Flathead Valley and will serve as a primary venue for large and small-scale acts for the entire area. It will serve as a community and college resource, and it will also serve as the home for the Glacier Symphony. For this reason, building and maintaining relationships with community members is essential.

It will host a variety of performances in all genres of music, theater, film, and dance. The College Center's mission is to provide transformative experiences that connect the community through the arts and serve as a cultural resource for Flathead Valley Community College students and the region it serves.

The Wachholz College Center is seeking motivated and reliable specialized Technical Staff to join our growing team. These are part time, non-exempt, non-benefit-eligible positions. Hours are scheduled on an as-needed basis with no set schedule or guarantee of hours.

  • Provides a wide-range of specialized technical support for events taking place at the Wachholz College Center, including performances by national touring artists, regional performing arts organizations, community organizations, commercial clients, and special events. Work may include, but is not limited to, audio, electrical, video, or rigging and fly systems.
  • Maintains a collaborative and collegial environment and effective working relationships.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to the Technical Director or designee.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, AND
  • A minimum of two years of experience specific to at least one of the specialized areas listed below.
    • Audio:
      • Knowledge of digital consoles
      • Advanced signal path troubleshooting
      • Knowledge of wireless frequency distribution
      • Comfortable with mixing a variety of concert types, both FOH and Monitors
      • Knowledge of Qlab show control
      • Moderate knowledge of networking
      • Knowledge of gain structure and EQ-ing vocals and instruments
      • Knowledge of various microphone types and their preferred uses
      • Knowledge of wireless microphone systems
    • Electrical:
      • Knowledge of ETC EOS consoles
      • Advanced DMX signal path troubleshooting
      • Moderate knowledge of networking
      • Understanding of both conventional and moving lighting fixtures
      • Ability to read and install lighting plots
    • Rigging and Fly System:
      • Knowledge of single purchase counterweight systems
      • Basic understanding or rigging protocols and systems
      • Basic knowledge of knots and rigging terms
    • Video:
      • Advanced knowledge of Qlab show control
      • Moderate knowledge of networking
      • Ability to focus projectors and lenses
      • Ability to operate a video system with multiple source inputs and outputs
  • General understanding of materials, equipment and tools used in technical operations.
  • Ability to learn typical day-of-show needs including load-in, set-up, tech check, rehearsal, performance, load-out.
  • Ability to ensure the safe and professional operation of specialized production equipment and set up and breakdown of productions.
  • Ability to evaluate equipment needs and notify supervisor of need to repair or replace equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot production equipment under direction or supervision.
  • Ability to learn and perform tasks and projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other members of the crew, tour, and FVCC staff and students.
  • Skill in effective, professional, and interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other members of the crew, tour, and FVCC staff and students.
  • Ability to follow work safety procedures and practices.
  • Ability and willingness to serve as a representative for the College by interacting appropriately with the public, students, potential students and College community.
  • Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC.
  • Ability to read and follow directions.
  • Skill, dedication, and aptitude for working with students.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work non-traditional schedules/shifts to include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed; report to work in a timely manner and be actively engaged during shift.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to respond in the event of an emergency.
  • This is a Heavy-Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Heavy Duty involves exertion of up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25-50 pounds frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds continuously to move objects.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at www.fvcc.edu/jobs; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not accepted. FVCC does not retain application materials for future consideration.

Follow the instructions for completing the online application form. ( NOTE: FVCC's applicant tracking system will time-out after 45 minutes of inactivity. Please have your documents ready to upload before you click the Apply button.) :
EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATIONS, REFERENCE CHECKS AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations and individuals not listed on an applicant's application or resume. Additionally, FVCC conducts post-offer criminal background checks.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization. It is FVCC's policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veterans status, service in the uniformed services as defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.
FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at: https://www.fvcc.edu/about-fvcc/board-of-trustees/fvcc-board-policy
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process; the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veterans' Preference Form (form is available at: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and email it along with document(s) that verify your eligibility for employment preference to Jobs@fvcc.edu. Claims for Veterans' preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.
WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION: Based on the Windfall Elimination Provision, I understand my employment may not be covered by Social Security. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision click https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10045.pdf.
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