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Scene Shop Supervisor

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Program Assistant
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Posting Duration 7/2/2020 - 7/16/2020
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

The primary function of this position is to assist the Assistant Technical Director and the Technical Director in providing leadership and supervision to the scene shop and to fabricate complex scenic pieces for a large, ambitious production program.

This position fabricates complex pieces of scenery, trains student employees in the shop, conducts and oversees Job Safety Analysis training sessions on all tools and equipment, and provides complete supervision of the scene shop in the absence of the Assistant Technical Director and Technical Director. This position also performs tool maintenance and material/supply inventory management.

This position is subject to summer academic break layoff, mid-May through mid-August.


Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Theatre Production or related field
Valid driver's license & ability to load/drive 16ft box truck
Demonstrated experience in Scenic Construction/Fabrication at a high level of craftsmanship and efficiency in wood and metal scenic construction
Ability to ensure a safe, positive, and inclusive working environment
Ability to ensure a clean, organized, efficient, and well-maintained workspace
Desired Qualifications
Demonstrated experience in the supervision and teaching of student employees in a scene shop environment
Ability to read and interpret scenic construction drawings and creatively solve problems during the construction process
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience with CNC routers, MIG welding, and overhead rigging practices
Experience with tool repair/maintenance


$16.95 - $22.04 per hour


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Kira Shelton
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments All applications must be submitted online.

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can be uploaded with your application. See below for alternate submission options.

A copy of your valid driver's license must be submitted prior to the deadline in order to receive full consideration. This copy can be uploaded with your application. See below for alternate submission options.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts, copy of driver's license, and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the posting close date:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants
Kira Shelton
Human Resources
(309) 438-2120