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The Master Electrician will be in charge of the Electrics department and oversee all lighting needs including hang, circuit, focus, maintenance of the plot, and in-production duties and crew track for the productions. An electrics apprentice will be a direct report to this position for the duration of the summer season.


Oversee all hang/focus and electrics needs for the summer season in a number of venues. Ensure lighting designs/plots are executed as required per discussions with the artistic director, director, and designers. Each plot is to be ready and loaded in before Sunday of each tech week and should reflect high artistic quality and professional attention to detail. All lighting plots must be maintained throughout the production run. Any focus notes needed during the course of the production are to be administered before the next scheduled performance. In-performance operation of lighting board and proper execution of lighting cues or other crew duties as required by the Production Stage Manager.


If lighting design requires, some refinement or drafting of additional lighting plots may be required. ME will also serve as Lighting Designer for the LAB SOLO SERIES studio shows outlined below. Provide drawings or otherwise communicate design to the artistic director and director prior to the first rehearsal. Supervision of special events and lighting needs for such events required (cabarets, talkbacks, special events and receptions, etc.)


The Master Electrician will report to the Production Manager, Technical Director, and Lighting Designer. The ME will supervise the Electrics Apprentice during the contract dates and any job responsibilities or design work on special events as assigned to the apprentice. Working with the rest of the production staff, ME will ensure all lighting requirements for each production/event meets all technical specifications per discussions with the artistic director, director, and artistic team, as well as overseeing lighting plot maintenance throughout the course of the run.


The Master Electrician must be present and perform required duties at rehearsals and performances to the satisfaction of artistic director, director, and production stage manager. During tech week and through the run of the productions, ME will operate the light board and otherwise execute necessary duties on the crew as assigned by the Production Stage Manager.


Supervise maintenance of all lighting equipment, including lights, dimmers, light boards, tools, spotlights and any other show-related equipment. Coordinate repairs or replacement as needed.


Plan and oversee all lighting strikes and changeovers of productions and special events.


The LDTC also hosts a series of one-man shows in its smaller lab venue. ME will be responsible for the design, hang, and focus of these three designs on the 10x10 stage in this studio-style venue. (Buyer & Cellar: June 30 – July 09) (Pretty Fire: August 11 – August 20) (Grounded: September 22 – October 1)


The LDTC also produces theatre for young actors in a workshop environment throughout the summer, culminating in each session’s fully realized production. The Master Electrician will be responsible utilizing existing plots for the design, implementation, and supervision of these productions, (ALADDIN JR (July 15, 22) ALICE IN WONDERLAND (August 5), ADDAMS FAMILY JR (August 12).


BA or BFA (required) in technical theatre, lighting design, or equivalent work experience. Degree can be in progress for consideration. Working knowledge of theatrical lighting systems, experience with ETC ION console, console programming experience, hang/focus experience required. Some design experience preferred. Must display a positive attitude with a focus on people and our community. Demonstrate professional conduct at all times. Strong leadership skills. Comfortable working with both hired crew and volunteers of varying experience and abilities. Proficient oral and written communication skills. Ability to decipher lighting plots, elevations, ground plans, and other design elements whether hand written or via technology like VectorWorks, etc.


This job requires climbing stairs, using ladders, scissor lifts, and power tools. There is also a certain amount of lifting and carrying of weights of up to approximately 50 lbs.


  • Contract Start Date: June 5
  • Contract End Date: Sept. 30
  • $350-$400/week, DOE

Housing provided

Travel Stipend available

Ability to bring vehicle a plus


Letter of interest, resume, website/portfolio links

Please send all application materials to: Benjamin Whitmore, Production Manager, (Please include MASTER ELECTRICIAN in the subject line)