The Master Electrician is responsible for the overall supervision of the electrics department and for implementing the lighting and electrical requirements for all of Childsplayâ€™s theatrical productions. The Master Electrician collaborates with the Lighting Designer and other department heads to ensure the artistic vision of each production remains within the available resources of time, budget and personnel.
-Collaborate with Lighting Designers to oversee the preparation, implementation, and execution of lighting requirements for theatrical productions.
-Coordinate and obtain lighting and electrical effects equipment and supplies as required for theatrical designs. Coordinate rental packages as required.
-In collaboration with the Director of Production, assist in the selection, hiring, and daily supervision of seasonal electricians and spot operators as required for individual projects.
-Collaborate with Designers and Technical Director to select the best construction method of scenic practical units and rigging of lighting equipment.
-Prepare and supervise the hang and focus of lighting instruments for each production.
-Document and maintain paperwork including light plot, patching assignments, circuiting, and system configuration based on the needs of each production.
-Oversee performance and maintenance operations for each production.
-Keep an accurate inventory of lighting and electrical equipment
-Organize and purchase all consumables including lamps, gel, gobos, etc.
-Work closely with the Director of Production to develop season budgets and track lighting expenses.
-Attend all technical rehearsals and production meetings.
-Enforce safety standards
-Work with production staff to create a safe, positive and productive work environment.
-Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Production
Primarily responsibilities would include:
-Responsible for the perpetration, installation, operation, maintenance, and strike of all Lighting Equipment
-Track/Update equipment and supply inventories
-Serve as lead electrician on all lighting hang, focus, and strike calls
-Attend all scheduled production meetings as required
-Schedule overhire production staff as needed
-Attend all technical rehearsals as scheduled
-2-3 years of professional lighting experience
-Educational experience may be substituted for 1 year of professional experience
-Basic Lighting system troubleshooting skills required
-Knowledge of electricity and basic wiring principals
-Basic DMX Troubleshooting skills
-Comfortable working on catwalks and Personnel Lifts
-Experience with ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) Lighting Consoles
-Valid Driverâ€™s License
-Willingness and availability to work shifts that include nights, and weekends
-Proficiency with Vectorworks + LightWright
-Budgeting and resource management
-Experience with ETC Lighting Consoles
-Creative problem solving and troubleshooting
-Ability to work at heights
-Able to lift 75 lbs
-Understating of theatrical best practices
Salary: $500.00 /week
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