The Master Electrician brings the functioning of a sophisticated performance facility (Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts) into alignment with the teaching mission of the Dept. of Performing and Media Arts, integrating all facility system components with the artistic and performance needs of the faculty and students. A principal responsibility is the planning and operation of conventional and automated lighting systems in support of all types of performances and events in the dept. Another major responsibility of this position is to support the teaching of the theory and methodologies of lighting technologies, incorporating LEDs into all lighting work using ETC ION and ETC Element lighting consoles. Must also maintain Light Lab Classroom. The Master Electrician implements the hang and focus of light plots, is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the light stock and lighting supplies inventory, and occasionally creates original lighting designs. Oversee, plan and schedule student work in electrics via Production Laboratory PMA 1610 and with work study students. Provide directly, and/or supervise students in providing technical support to events and activities of student organizations and other groups using the Schwartz Center.
Work schedule requires many evenings and weekend work in order to fully execute the light design, focus, touch-up, repairs as needed and changes from directors and designers; attendance at all rehearsals and shows required.
This is a regular, full-time continuing ten month appointment (full time during the 9 month academic year plus one month over the summer period) paid over 12 months.
Master's degree in theatre technology or lighting design and technology, or equivalent combination of education and experience; MFA preferred. Three to five years' extensive experience in technical theatre including the operation and maintenance of electrical, mechanical, sound and lighting systems, and related equipment utilized in the performing arts. Requires a strong background in production management and in-depth understanding of electrical and mechanical systems and equipment utilized in support of traditional and experimental artistic performances. Ability to deal with; often conflicting interests and demands of faculty and students. Excellent communication and diplomacy skills. Must have supervisory experience and the proven ability to cultivate and maintain collaborative effective work relationships. Must be proficient in ETC ION and ETC Element lighting consoles, and QLab software.
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No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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