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The position of Shop Foreman is responsible for assisting the Technical Director in the planning, supervision, and implementation of all of the technical production elements for the APU theater Department. Working primarily in the construction of scenic properties, this position will aid in the supervision of student workers on assigned projects under the direct supervision of the Technical Director.
Required Education * Bachelor of Arts or equivalent experience.
Required Experience * One year experience in technical theater with an emphasis in theatrical construction.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions * Responsible for overseeing the scene shop, lighting lab and theater spaces under the direction of the technical director and technical theater faculty. * Creation of weekly tasks/duties list for production build in concert with tech/design faculty. * Student crew mentorship. * Inventory of materials/stock needs. * Enforcement of all facility rules and safety procedures.
Skills * Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks. * Excellent technical abilities in planning, and construction. * Good with power tools. * Strong communication and organizational skills. * Responsible for daily electronic timekeeping as it applies to the scope of this position. * Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on department needs. * Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Mental Demands * Ability to work under pressure, exuding a mature demeanor while multi-tasking in a deadline oriented environment with accuracy and consistency. * Ability to work independently and meet deadlines. * Ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as an independent contributor. * Ability to exercise good judgment and discretionary skills in determining when to act independently and when to consult management prior to taking action. * Self-starter with a positive attitude. * In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students. * Ability to design lights or sound for production a plus, but not necessary.
Physical Demands * Physical work and endurance, including frequent lifting (occasional lifting up to 50-75 pounds) * Ability to reach, bend, twist, grasp, and reach. * Ability to construct sets and climb ladders. * Ability to work at heights and in challenging environments.
Visual Demands * Reading blue prints
Environment * Loud continuous high noise volume, exposed to hot and cold temperature during busy times.
Technologies * Proficient in Google Apps., Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
Azusa Pacific University is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Internal Number: S1029
About Azusa Pacific University
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.