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Theatre Technician III: Audio/Video Specialist
City of Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga

Full time, benefited, permanent employment, with the City of Ranco Cucamonga


The City of Rancho Cucamonga is seeking an individual to serve as the Audio-Video Specialist for the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center and the Community Services Department. Under the supervision of the Theatre Productions Supervisor, this position will supervise and provide hands-on operation of audio and video systems including design and operation of orchestral and musical theatre;  audio/video design for designated performances, interpretation/implementation and advance of designs prepared by others, inventory/maintenance of all audio and video equipment, supervision and organization of designated facilities, storage areas and loading dock, and parking bay areas, as well as scheduling and supervision of subordinate part-time Theatre Technicians and volunteers assigned. Primary responsibilities are for operations of the Lewis Family Playhouse, Celebration Hall and Imagination Courtyard at the Cultural Center; may also perform event related audio and video services at other City facilities including the Epicenter Sports and Entertainment Complex and Community Centers; may be assigned to work in other technical areas of theatre as needed and perform other related duties as required.

The Lewis Family Playhouse is a new, state-of-the-art 536 seat theatrical and live performance venue located within the Victoria Gardens shopping District. Celebration Hall is a 4,500 square foot Event Hall and multi-purpose venue (capable of dividing into three smaller rooms). Imagination Courtyard is the one-acre outdoor plaza at the entry to the Cultural Center, which serves as home to a number of performance events and festivals. This position requires working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be expected to work the majority of the performances presented at the Lewis Family Playhouse, as assigned by the Theatre Production Supervisor.


The City of Rancho Cucamonga is a forward-looking, progressive organization, dedicated to the delivery of superior service to all those who live, work and play in our community. We call our workforce TeamRC and our shared vision is to exceed the expectations of those we serve in an environment of employee excellence and innovation, empowered by leadership, opportunity and a collaborative spirit. One of the safest cities in the country, our community is a highly desirable place to live, work, and play.  Situated at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, Rancho Cucamonga is home to almost 177,000 people. Amongst its many amenities are an award-winning senior and community center, the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, a 150-acre championship golf course, and the Victoria Gardens Regional Shopping Center.


The City of Rancho Cucamonga Community Services Department provides recreation, quality of life services and special events for the over 170,000 residents of Rancho Cucamonga. Each year, hundreds of thousands of participants enjoy our Sports, Senior Citizen, Performing Arts, Youth and Teen programs and classes. From newborns to golden years – active to passive – athletic to crafty – our programs offer something for everyone. Our Special Events Division also provides multiple opportunities throughout the year for residents to gather as a community to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July, Concerts in the Park, Founders Day Parade and more. Creating community through people, parks and programs, the Community Services Department sets a very high standard of excellence. We are looking for creative, professional and team-oriented individuals who are willing to go the extra mile and embrace our motto: “Touching Every Life.”


Serve as the Audio and Video Specialist for the Lewis Family Playhouse for all main stage productions; may also set up, operate, and maintain permanent and temporary audio and video systems for the Cultural Center and other City facilities; serve as the primary operator of digital audio console and video playback equipment for performances and serve as the in-house audio and video designer for Playhouse presented shows; design, create, and utilize required sound, music, and special effects cues required for performances; assist in the acquisition of equipment and supplies; set up all audio and video uses; technical contact for all audio and video services for programming at the Cultural Center; develop and implement a regular schedule for inventory and maintenance of all audio/video equipment at the Cultural Center; perform routine maintenance duties as necessary; assist Theatre Production Supervisor in the recruitment, hiring, training, and scheduling of subordinate technical staff; may be in charge of designated performances or projects in the absence of the Theatre Production Supervisor; will be responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work environment at all times and immediately reporting and mitigating any unsafe conditions or practices within the facility.


Must be at least 18 years of age. Have an education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Have a minimum of 5 years experience in audio and video system maintenance and show operation. Have the ability to understand audio/video related show designs; possess strong working knowledge of audio, video, data and electrical principals. Have a proven track record of successfully working in a team environment including, working with apprentices, students, volunteers, as well as professional, community, and amateur groups; must be comfortable working in a leadership role; interface effectively with in-house and traveling productions; have exceptional experience with orchestra and musical theatre; have strong working knowledge of digital and analog audio equipment, wireless microphones, hardwired and wireless intercom, video projection and display systems, infrared video systems, computer based video playback systems and the care, maintenance and trouble shooting of these systems. Knowledge of computer based audio and video editing is a must. Familiarity with After Effects, Photoshop, Audition, Premiere, QLAB 2 and QLAB 3 are preferred. Familiarity with multi-platform computing, MIDI and DMX interfaces are advantageous.


All applicants are required to apply online at Closing date is 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Applications must be complete and demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met.  All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification.  Resumes may be attached to completed application form as supplemental information, but will not be accepted in lieu of an official application form. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates who best match the needs of the City will be invited to compete further in the examination process.  Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will remain candidates until a final offer is accepted by the candidate who most closely meets the requirements of the City.  The City may conclude that none of the candidates, even those who meet the minimum qualifications, are appropriate for the position.

Successful candidates shall be required to:

  • Complete a verification form designated by Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify that they are eligible for employment in the United States of America; and
  • Pass a pre-employment medical exam, including a drug/alcohol screening; and
  • Provide proof of a valid California driver’s license and be insurable; and
  • Pass a reference and background verification.  References will not be contacted until a mutual interest has been established.


The City does not make employment decisions based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or physical handicap, except when such qualifications are appropriate occupational qualifications.  In addition, the City of Rancho Cucamonga abides by a nepotism policy which may preclude you from being hired if the City employs a relative. The City of Rancho Cucamonga makes reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, considering each situation on an individual basis.  Please make direct requests for accommodation to Human Resources.  There is a no smoking policy in effect in all City Offices and vehicles.  Finally, please note that the provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Human Resources at 909.477.2700.  Applicants may wish to visit the City’s official website at for more information.


  • CalPERS Retirement Benefits
  • Medical insurance provided at $750 per month
  • Dental plan and optical plan provided
  • Vacation (80 hours accrued first year)
  • 14 paid holidays (including three discretionary holidays)
  • Sick leave (120 hours per year)
  • $2,300 tuition reimbursement per fiscal year                                                                        

Contact:Tony Schondel
Addressee:12505 Cultural Cnt Dr
Address: Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739

Deadline: 03-16-2015

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