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Master Electrician

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/01/23

Job Description

Master Electrician

Job No: 524140
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Trades

Job Summary

The Master Electrician is responsible for the overall theatrical lighting and projection systems and associated equipment for the Department's theater, classroom, and laboratory spaces. The position is responsible for the realization of all lighting, projection, and media designs for productions, as well as helping realize the educational process for the student designers and the assigned student electrics crew members. Working in concert with Artistic Staff, and other Production Personnel, the Master Electrician is part of the Collaborative Team.
Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate all lighting maintenance and installations, technical and dress rehearsals, coordination with outside clients.
  • Maintain all of the lighting equipment and the related systems in all of the department's performance, support and classroom spaces - including Student Theatre Threshold Showcase Laboratory, Studio Theatre and COTA University Theatre.
  • Maintain budget for Production Lighting and all purchase for support, as well as make recommendations/proposals for future purchases and acquisitions through Lottery, SEF, CERF, ER Funds for equipment.
  • Attend scheduled production meetings and technical rehearsals as needed.
  • Train, supervise and coordinate all student lighting run crews. Train student crews in the proper use of equipment and etiquette.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Must be certified in safe work practices in department's personnel lifts. Have an understanding of University practices of safely working at heights and from preventing and minimizing injury from falls. Ability to collaborate on budget preparation and execution for a theatrical electrics shop. Ability to supervise and train students, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to analyze and enact technical support for a variety of levels of theatrical production. Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Ability to interpret designers' rendering and drawings. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to instruct and advise in all knowledge and skill areas related to theatrical electrics, including basic rigging and basic repairs to equipment. Ability to instruct and advise in the safe work practices as directed by the Department, University, Cal OSHA and other safety and risk agencies as directed.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to 24 semester units of related college coursework and two years of related professional or technical experience required. A Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Technical Theatre preferred.
Licenses / Certificates

Must obtain valid California driver's license and CPR/First Aid/AED certification or acquire certification within six months of employment.

Theatre Arts

Performing Arts Technician II

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

Hiring Range: $3,733 - $5,000 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,733 - $6,755 per month

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for two years with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Feb 09, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.