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Equipment and Performance Production Coordinator - Music, Theatre, and Dance

Apply now Job no: 494226
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Summary: Grand Valley State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, staff position in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance (MTD) beginning August 16th, 2022. Interested candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule (including weekends) to match the MTD Department performance schedule.   Work schedule will be adjusted as necessary to include weekend performance schedules during the academic year.  We are looking for individuals that are able to provide an inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment that encourages students to thrive. Candidates should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility. In addition, candidates should have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access. This could include experience with working directly with marginalized populations or engagement with community-based social justice work; and other forms of DEI-infused experiences.

Required Qualifications and Education

  1. A bachelor’s degree is required.
  2. Must demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, music performance at the university level.  
  3. Must have significant music recording and production skills.  Additional skill in video recording skill is preferable.
  4. Must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with stage-managing all aspects of Music performance.
  5. Must be physically capable of lifting and/or moving music instruments and equipment including concert grand pianos, including objects up to 40 pounds.
  6. Experience in, demonstrated understanding of, or interest in social justice education and/or initiatives, and/or inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training. 
  7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in music or another degree in the performing arts and significant experience in music.
  2. Experience as a music performance manager.
  3. Skill in video recording
  4. Knowledge of and experience in Dance performance stage management.

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and manage the storage, repair, upkeep and safety of all Music instruments, and Music and Dance equipment.
  2. Serve as Music and Video Recording Supervisor for MTD student and faculty events on and off campus, including supervision of student recording workers.
  3. Responsible for all operations pertaining to successful Music ensemble class activities and performances in Louis Armstrong Theatre (LAT), Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall (SVS), Cook-DeWitt Center (CDC) and other rehearsals areas in the Haas Center for Performing Arts, working to keep student curricular activities and faculty events scheduled and operational.
  4. Responsible for management and deployment of all logistical support for MTD activities and performances off campus or in non-traditional classroom and performing spaces across all GVSU campuses and GVSU constituencies.
  5. Responsible for Dance performances and selected Theatre events in both LAT and the Keller Black Box Theatre (KBB), working collaboratively with other staff to ensure that these productions are operational and successful.

Salary:  $36,936 - $49,604

Department/Division:  Music, Theatre, and Dance / College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the largest college at Grand Valley, offering over 50 bachelor degrees and a growing number of advanced degrees in the natural and mathematical sciences, the fine arts and humanities, and the social sciences. CLAS is a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life. Our faculty are active teacher-scholars committed to equitable, inclusive, career-connected, and community-engaged liberal arts and sciences education. There are many opportunities for collaboration within CLAS and across a broad group of partners on and off campus. We are interested in attracting a cohort of new faculty committed to these core values as we seek to foster a community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.

Campus/University:  Grand Valley University (GVSU) is a public comprehensive institution located in West Michigan with campuses in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Detroit, Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and has been nationally recognized for innovativeness and its contribution to students’ social mobility. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable, and offers rich cultural amenities. Grand Valley is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Information can be found at Community Resources - Human Resources - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).

Commitment to Inclusion and Equity and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

As adopted by the Board of Trustees, Grand Valley State University is committed to inclusion and equity, and strives to establish a climate that welcomes and affirms the contributions of all students and employees. The University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to empower learners in their pursuits, professions, and purpose, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University strives to provide all members of its community an inclusive environment and equitable opportunities for success.

The University is also committed to maintaining a climate conducive to an educational, living, and employment environment that is free from unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination, as well as those defined by this policy. All members of the community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. It is neither the purpose nor intent of this policy to infringe on the First Amendment or academic freedom as defined by the University.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University.

Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking.

How To Apply:  Interested applicants should apply online at www.jobs.gvsu.edu and be prepared to submit (1) a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualification requirements as outlined above; (2) a resume; and (3) contact information for three professional references. Grand Valley State University has a diverse student body and we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring students underrepresented demographics in the sciences. The online application will allow applicants to attach these documents electronically. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.  Email questions about the position to: Kevin Tutt at tuttk@gvsu.edu.

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin June 16th, and continue until the position has been filled.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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