Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Mar 13 2019 Job Description:
Binghamton University Theatre Department is seeking an Adjunct Lecturer Lighting Designer/Master Electrician who is able to fulfill the Department's artistic and teaching profile and who will be responsive to the needs of its diverse and ambitious student population. The Department is committed to inclusive undergraduate teaching/mentoring and a faculty that models excellent collaborative skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Duties:
- Design Lighting for 2 to 3 shows per academic year.
- ME for 4 to 5 shows. 2 to 3 of those shows will be guest designers and the other 2 to 3 (total of up to 5) will be this position's own designs.
- Teach 2 courses per academic year, including Lighting Design and Intro to Lighting Technology, with others possible
- Act as lighting supervisor for all dept. activities:
Responsible for all hanging, focusing, programming, cabling and rigging of equipment executed using student crews.
Communicate and collaborate with TD and ATD regularly
Attend paper and dry techs as well as all technical rehearsals.
Program or supervise programming and operation of the lighting control console prior to technical rehearsal. Hold or arrange for a channel and equipment check every evening before each performance and be on-call for problems that arise during performance.
Follow local safety policies as directed by TD
Track expenditures and stay within budget by estimating design expenses, and procuring equipment, materials and expendables for the shows.
Responsible for Installation and maintenance of special equipment such as automated luminaries and special effects lighting used in each production and assuring that the power distribution of the theatre is sufficient.
Read and execute theatrical light plots and assess the physical, electrical, and data needs of the production.
Advise and supervise student Lighting Designers, ALDs, MEs and Lighting crew for mainstage and studio seasons. Supervise students in the lighting area in theater practice classes.
Train students in the safe use and maintenance of lighting consoles, dimmers, automated and conventional lighting fixtures and associated equipment.
Train students and supervise execution of lighting in Studio Season productions. Attend 1st Tech of each studio show.
Maintain inventory of lighting equipment. Should create or refurbish existing inventory of color, lamps, and normal repair hardware. Should have a listing of existing patterns in stock as information for all lighting designers. Is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the departmental lighting inventory and to insure that all equipment meets or exceeds recommended safety guidelines.
Participate in Department activities, such as Department meetings, Welcome Night, Visiting High Schoolers Day, Alumni Conference, Awards Luncheon, community outreach like Lyceum, BOCES career day, etc.
BA/BFA required plus three years of professional level experience or equivalent education and experience. MFA in lighting design or allied field preferred.
Collaborative, problem-solving personality with organizational skills
Attention to detail, time management, work flow, meeting deadlines and interpersonal communication skills.
Computer skills in Lightwright, Vectorworks and other useful software.
Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekend.
Familiar with digital and analog lighting equipment
Knowledge of and experience with programming and operating ETC Eos family. Strand lighting consoles a plus. Knowledge of modern theatrical lighting equipment including intelligent fixtures, LED Pars and ERS's, and moving fixtures.
Comfortable working at heights, using ladders, lifts and fall arrest equipment.
Ability to lift and move equipment up to 50 lbs.
Knowledge of applicable safety codes and practices
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