CAREERS AT TAPS

CARPENTER

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

Anticipated Shift

The anticipated shift is based on the operational needs and can change at any time with notice.

Monday-Friday 8am – 4:30pm

About Stanford University and The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S)

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a world-class liberal arts education at Stanford University. H&S encompasses 23 departments—from Art and Art History, English, and History to Economics, Mathematics, and Biology—as well as 23 interdisciplinary programs. As the university’s largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.

Department/Program Description

Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) is seeking a Carpenter to provide leadership and technical expertise for all department productions.  The Carpenter works in collaboration with the Technical Director, Carpenter Specialist Lead, and Electrician to ensure the successful engineering, realization, and safety of all scenic, lighting, sound, video, rigging and automation needs, while maintaining a safe working environment. The Carpenter will follow the direction and support the Carpenter Specialist Lead in the day-to-day workflow of the scenic construction shop working with other staff as well as student and temporary labor to meet the scenic, sound and video needs of each event supported by the department.  This collaborative position will interact with professional and student designers, faculty, staff, and both graduate and undergraduate students, and needs to be a team player dedicated to safety. Other duties may also be assigned. The work schedule includes evening, weekend, and holiday hours.  This is a full time Bargaining Unit position reporting to the Technical Director.

Essential Job Functions

Working under general supervision, employees in this classification perform skilled carpentry work at the journey level in the construction, maintenance, and repair of structures, equipment and fixtures.

Work is assigned by the supervisor or lead, and carried out by the carpenter independently, selecting methods most suitable for the job. Work is spot-checked for quality during progress and upon completion.

Working from blueprints, sketches, drawings, either provided or produced, and oral or written instructions, construct maintain and/or repair structural woodwork such as: repair and install counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, stairs, ladders, building framework, roof structures, floor and ceiling tile, install paneling.

  • Fit and install windows, doors, doorframes, etc.
  • Select and install various sound insulation materials.
  • Lay out work as required.
  • Select specified type of lumber or other material.
  • Shape materials to prescribed measurements to walls and ceilings. Construct concrete forms and pouring chutes; may do some concrete finishing.
  • Answer emergency calls to make minor repairs to locks, remove broken keys, etc.
  • Install or replace various kinds of building hardware, such as door closers, antipanic hardware, hinges, lock sets, etc.
  • Keep tools and machinery of the trade in good condition.
  • Repair or replace chalkboards and bulletin boards.
  • May perform specialized duties such as building or repairing unusual customized items.
  • Adhere to safety rules.

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

Minimum Qualification

  • Must be skilled in the use of the tools, materials, and equipment of the carpentry trade.
  • Must be knowledgeable of applicable EH&S and OSHA rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate woodworking machinery such as sanders, planers, lathes, power saws, and joiners, and specialized instruments such as a surveyor’s transit, etc.
  • Ability to sketch.
  • Working knowledge of relevant building codes.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (both verbal and written).

Certificates and Licenses Required

Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Non-commercial Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements

Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C Driver’s License.

Working Conditions

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/ and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-policiespolicies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining.

English Proficiency Requirements

Must be able to understand and communicate in English with adequate proficiency to follow directions from supervisor, read and understand safety guidelines and directions to prevent accidents or injuries from occurring, and communicate effectively with customers (staff, visitors, students) by listening and speaking clearly to them.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Non-Tenure Track Lecturer in Dance: Extended Contemporary Practices

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University (TAPS) invites applicants for an innovative artist, pedagogue, and researcher to become a Lecturer in the area of Dance: Extended Contemporary Practices, beginning in the fall of 2022.

Responsibilities include teaching six courses across three quarters per year and participating fully in a small, dynamic program within an elite R-1 Research University.

Expertise in extended contemporary dance practice including several of the following: release technique, contemporary modern and devised modern dance, contemporary ballet, urban dance forms, somatic discovery, dance composition. Ability to teach in advanced and introductory modes of engagement.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for undergraduate education as well as an awareness of dance as an aspect of a liberal-arts education.

Requirements include college-level teaching experience as well as an undergraduate degree and MFA in dance or equivalent professional experience.

The position is compensated with a full salary plus benefits.

Please submit the below by February 28, 2022 to tapsteachingandfacultyaffairs@stanford.edu with “Dance Lecturer Position” in the email subject line:

  • CV
  • Letter of Application
  • 1 page Teaching Philosophy
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Video Portfolio of current work or Links to video of work as choreographer, instructor or performer

Stanford TAPS has an undergraduate Theater and Performance Studies B.A. program with concentrations available in Acting and Theater-Making; an undergraduate Minor program with concentrations in Theater and Performance Studies and Dance; and Ph.D. and Ph.D. Minor programs in Theater and Performance Studies. The mission of the program is to combine academic scholarship with arts practice.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.