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Theater Production Supervisor

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27515803 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $64,300 - $114,300

Position Information

Under the direction of the CHASS Facilities Director, the Theater Production Supervisor is responsible for the planning, development, oversight, reporting, and coordination of all relevant resources staff/facilities/instruments/equipment/funds) to assure the highest caliber production of approximately 100 annual public functions within the University Theatre. Primary constituents include the Academic Departments of Dance, Music and Theatre, UCR Cultural Events, UCR Student Affairs Administration, UCR Alumni Affairs and the Office of the Chancellor. The Theatre Production Supervisor is responsible for the daily and special event usage of the University Theatre recharge facility. The Theatre Production Supervisor exercises diplomacy and complex problem-solving skills, working to balance the educational mission, the needs of varying constituents, and the artistic goals of faculty sponsors and Artistic Directors within agreed upon resource limits, while maintaining a congenial and open environment. This is a hands-on position; which requires the incumbent to perform technical tasks such as lighting design, run sound boards, advises students and other users of lighting, sound and other audiovisual equipment as well as supervises the work of others. Coordinates building access, maintain equipment inventories and space surveys, serves as lighting designer for productions, supervises designated lighting, sound, AV and front-of-house as well as the Box Office operations. Supervises two career staff and hire/train/supervises student crew, annually. Responsibility for safety of operations; adherence to fire regulations; and storage and security of equipment and facilities. Work schedule varies based on Theater events. University production and management experience highly desirable.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. **


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required


License Requirement
Valid Drivers License Required


Experience Requirement
6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Strong problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Mastery level knowledge in multiple technical theater production areas such as lighting, sound, video, costumes, hair/make-up,properties, scenery, scenic treatment, etc
Strong knowledge/skills in all aspects of financial and personnel administration.
Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills to communicate complex instructions and information to disparate constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong working knowledge of University and collective bargaining policies, practices, rules, regulations, etc., including safety rules and regulations.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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