Scenic Lab Foreman ( Fireside Assistant )
Code: 15515 Posted: 05/13/2019
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Scenic Lab Foreman ( Fireside Assistant ).
The Theatre Arts Department is seeking to hire an Academic Staff position for Scenic Lab Foreman and Assistant Technical Director for the Fireside Theatrical Partnership. This 12-month position would be responsible for the scenic construction of all Fireside Dinner Theatre sets, and the day-to-day working of the Scenic Lab, ensuring completion of theatrical sets and organization of tools, equipment, and supplies in the Scenic Lab. This individual will also be involved in additional supervision and mentoring of students through shop work, as well as other job duties as determined by the Scenic Lab Supervisor.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Design, read, engineer, and construct scenery drawing plans for the Fireside Dinner Theatre
- Design and read plans for construction fo sets and scenery
- Construct sets and scenery
- Prepare and meet timelines for work needed to complete scenery and sets
Assist with the supervision and scheduling of Fireside Shop Assistants
- Determine personnel needs for each Fireside production and recruit student workers
- Supervise Fireside shop assistants and students filling academic laboratory hours in the scenic lab in safe construction techniques and shop practices
Maintain tools, equipment, and shop organization
- Ensure tools and equipment are in safe operating condition.Repair and/or request replacement of tools and equipment when needed.
- Keep workspaces and shop clean and organized for employees and students.
Installation of Fireside theatrical sets
- Aid in transporting scenery and sets Fort Atkinson, WI for theatrical load-ins at the Fireside Theatre
- Assist in the coordination, installation, and strike of theatrical sets for the Fireside Theatre.
Other Duties as assigned
- Assist with Parkside Theatrical productions if time allows
- Additional job duties as assigned by the Scenic Lab Superviso
Standards of performance
- Soundness of judgment and operational decisions.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to University personnel.
- Timely and effective communication of problems and opportunities. This includes the responsibility for identifying and communicating information of importance as soon as possible.
- Integrity in dealing with customers, students, vendors, employees, and management.
- Punctuality, attendance, effective use of time, and willingness to work overtime when necessary.
- Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Willingness to assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.
Essential Knowledge and abilities
- Draft theatrical drawings, read and interpret design and technical drawings.Construct scenery at a professional level.Train students in the safe construction practices of a scene shop.
- Schedule and estimate the construction time of scenery.Knowledge of theatrical rigging and installation practices for professional scenery.
- Knowledge of Carpentry, electrical, welding abilities and MIG Welding.
- Ability to learn Vectorworks design software
- Ability to create CAD drawings of theatrical sets
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds regularly.Ability to maneuver, lift, twist, bend, reach, and handle theatrical scenery and sets.
Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications
- Bachelors degree in theatre Arts or Related Field.
- Proven experience building Theatrical Sets and Scenery
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
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External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
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STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Names and emails of three professional references upon hire.
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Saturday June 1st, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available here. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.
Transcripts will be required upon hire.