The Stage Manager, Class Support provides support for faculty and staff using Dodge College of Film and Media Arts stages for classroom related activities such as scheduled classes, workshops, and other demonstrations as well as Dodge College events, receptions, etc. Will oversee the weekly transition between Narrative and News sets in the TV Studio, assist faculty and students with setup of props and furniture for classes in any stage and coordinate the pickup/return of props to the Prop House. Act as main point of contact for faculty teaching in the DMAC Directing Stage, MKS Cine Stage, CSW Cine Stage, and MKS TV Studio and perform basic maintenance in these spaces. Works with the TV Studio Engineer to provide basic troubleshooting of TV systems when needed and to provide support for classes after business hours.
This position will provide technical, lighting, and A/V support for Dodge College events held in sound stages and related spaces. Hours may be shifted to include support for the Chapman News Program and other classes/events scheduled after 5:00PM or on weekends.
Oversight of safe practices in and around DCFMA facilities and other duties assigned by the Production Support Manager.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Film/TV Production, and/or Technical Theater.
3 – 5 years of experience in film production atmosphere with stage management experience.
Working knowledge of industry standard stage management practices and terminology.
Working knowledge of typical grip, electric and A/V equipment.
Strong organization and time management skills with ability to multi-task, follow up, prioritize whether working independently or as part of a team.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels including faculty, students, staff and other members of Chapman community.
Strong computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, Internet and email software, Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Technical skills to learn and use enterprise software systems.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and anticipate the impact to stage problems, providing solutions as needed.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy and to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Previous experience in the supervision and training of staff.
Knowledge of functionality of basic production film and video equipment.
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the university.
Working knowledge of ETC Eos family lighting console and software (Will Train).
Knowledge of Chapman policies and procedures.
Knowledge of television broadcast industry equipment and procedures.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 19570
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Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.