Master Electrician - Theater (Part-Time) - Arts & Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR68539
This position is a nine month, 30 hours per week position, reporting to the Production Manager.
The Master Electrician professional is responsible for rapidly-evolving technology and the use of sound, video and digital effects in live performance. Duties include lighting supervisor, sound engineer, and the incorporation of video and digital media projection into live performance. This role will work directly with student workers and be responsible of the upkeep and storage of equipment.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Serves as the resident âœexpertâ in the growing need for video and digital media in contemporary theater and rapidly-evolving technology and equipment.
Attends production meetings, design meetings and tech rehearsals.
Maintains safety requirements, develop safety handbooks and protocols and facilitate trainings.
Trains and leads student crews in the hang and cabling of lighting, sound, and projection equipment for department productions.Â Also assists the PM/LD on focus calls with student crews.
Performs proper maintenance and upkeep on department technical equipment and studio spaces, including moving lights, lighting control board software, and media server software.
The job requires some evening and weekend work for rehearsals and special events, and is performed in a physically challenging environment with some lifting, ladder climbing, etc. required.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
BFA in Technical Theater.
A strong background in lighting and sound design.
Candidate should have knowledge of moving lights and operation of ETC lighting desks, specifically the EOS family.Â Experience with GrandMA2 and Media Server software desired.
Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Be detail oriented, proactive and able to carry out projects from beginning to end.
Strong computer skills a must â“ Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Power-Point and other calendar, email and database software.
Knowledge with Vectorworks/Autocad desired.
Ability to coordinate multiple projects at once.
BA in theater showing an emphasis in technical theater or at least three years or more of professional theater experience.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Valid driverâ™s license to drive Performing Arts Department cargo van.
$20.15 - $31.26 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
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