VCCCD would like you to get to know the staff and faculty who contribute their time, talent & education to the success of our students. We will regularly highlight employees across all four campuses, sharing their professional expertise, their educational path, and a few fun facts about them.

Jeremy Hanes, Performing Arts Center Tech 1 and lead tech at Oxnard College’s Performing Arts Building

Describe your position in 2-3 sentences:  

I am one of the luckiest people I know. My job allows me to serve the college and the community doing what I love. I get to facilitate students, faculty, staff, and the community when they are in the very vulnerable position of being on stage. I teach students technical skills in the theater and support the technical aspects of events and performances. I see people at their best!

When people ask me what I do, I tell them, “I make your event and performance dreams come true.”

How long have you worked for the District?    

I started at Oxnard College in August 2019, right before the pandemic started. Before that, I worked at Moorpark College in their theater as a provisional Performing Arts Center Tech 1 for about a year.

I went to Moorpark College as a theater major, and I am planning to return to school for the spring 2023 semester to finish my associate degree.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Luna. She is 7 years old and a bundle of energy. We like to go to the beach, explore the world together, and play a little too much Minecraft. She is the beginning and end of every day, and I couldn’t ask for more.

What do you find rewarding about your career?

The most rewarding part of my career is being able to facilitate rock-star moments for the amazing people who don my stage in all types of events, from speeches and lectures to musical events and kids doing their first performance. I support people as they grow and have an experience that changes them forever.

Do you do any volunteer work? If so, what?

I often volunteer my time for community theater to support local artists.

Two words to describe yourself:

Ambitious and optimistic

Bonus Question: What’s your favorite snack?

My favorite snack is the one offered to me!

Jeremy Hanes with his daughter, Luna, making silly faces at the camera
Jeremy and his daughter, Luna
Oxnard College
Employee Life