The Production Electrician is a position in the Production Department and reports to the Lighting Director. The Production Electrician is responsible for assisting in the implementation (Load In, Maintenance and Strike) of lighting for Fulton Theatre productions as specified by the Lighting Director and Lead Electrician, as well as, maintaining lighting department assets and spaces. The Production Department also provides support to ancillary projects as needed throughout the performing arts complex.
The Production Electrician is an hourly position, with an average of 35 hours per week, with benefits.
The Production Electrician will work closely with the Lead Electrician, Lighting Director, and stagehands while maintaining the Fulton Theatre’s core values of integrity, inclusivity and collaboration. The Production Electrician must be able to commit to a standard production schedule consisting of: daytime, evenings, and weekends as needed.
- Participate in and encourage a safe, healthy and inclusive working atmosphere. Support, enforce and recommend improvement to Fulton Theatre’s policies and procedures.
- Maintain a positive, flexible and respectful attitude.
- Communicate clearly and regularly with the Lead Electrician and Lighting Director about department or show issues.
- Demonstrate efficient time-management and ability to work unsupervised as required.
- Assist in hang, cable, and focus of lighting instruments to conform to a designer’s plot.
- Assist in install of color media as described on a designer’s plot.
- Wire and install special effects that require electrical service.
- Maintain performance related electrics systems and equipment to ensure the timely and accurate realization of all lighting elements
- At the close of a production, assist in removing all lighting elements and restore the theatre to neutral to receive the next production as needed.
- Learn the proper operation of lighting/video control systems for productions and be able to fill in for the Lead Electrician on occasion, and run family series performances if needed.
- Maintain a clean and safe workspace.
- Attend electrics department meetings.
- Maintain inventories, repair logs, and other documentation.
- Additional duties as assigned by the Lighting Director.
Skills & Qualifications
Required Qualifications and Skills:
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience.
- Minimum 1 years experience in theatre electrics (may include educational experience)
- Effective communication with all levels of staff.
- Basic knowledge of electrical equipment.
- A desire to learn new skills and technologies.
- Basic experience programming ETC EOS family consoles.
- Experience building a variety of practicals and incorporating lighting elements into scenery including rope light, belt light, LED tape, wireless dimming, and battery operated props.
- Reading and understanding technical drawings.
- An understanding of theatrical lighting and video equipment including lighting fixtures, dimmers, projectors, LED video walls, and control systems.
- Knowledge of basic electricity and stage lighting skills that relate to the implementation of theatrical effects.
- Knowledge, ability and experience in the hanging, rigging, and focusing of theatrical lighting and projection equipment.
- Experience in the repair of lighting fixtures.
- Computer skills that relate to lighting systems, controllers, and documentation. Vectorworks, LightWright, Google Workspace, Slack.
- Demonstrated experience in professional technical live performance (may include educational experience).
- Clear understanding of the artistic process.
- Good communication skills.
- A positive, professional and collaborative attitude even during periods of high pressure.
- Basic carpentry and rigging experience.
The Production Electrician is a position that requires working in a variety of different environments which may include: scene shop, theatre spaces, and rehearsal spaces. Position requires a moderately flexible schedule, including periodic long hours, irregular hours, nights, weekends and holidays as required. The Production Electrician may be asked to work at heights up to 60’, must be able to work from ladders, lift/move up to 50 lbs. and use industrial tools.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is constantly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may at times be required to wear an air-purifying respirator. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
$16/hour, 35/hours/week with Benefits
Desired Start Date: September 1st, 2022, can be flexible for the right candidate.
PLEASE NOTE: The Fulton Theatre has implemented a COVID-19 requirement, all employees must be vaccinated and present proof of their vaccination.
To Apply: Applicants for this position should email resume, and cover letter firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Fulton Theatre:
The mission of the Fulton Theatre is to create and produce exceptional theatre that moves the collective soul of our community and honors our national historic landmark.
The Fulton first opened its doors in 1852. 170 years later, this national historic landmark theatre continues to entertain, educate and delight audiences, bringing live theatre, music, and more than 120,000 patrons into downtown Lancaster annually. Since its inception, some of the brightest stars of theatre, music and film have appeared on its stage, including Sarah Bernhardt, Mark Twain, Lionel Barrymore, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, W.C. Fields, George M. Cohan, Treat Williams and Lancaster’s own Jonathan Groff.
Today, under the leadership of Executive Artistic Producer Marc Robin, the Fulton Theatre produces a mix of comedies, dramas and musicals, employing the talents of professional directors, designers, playwrights from across the country. The Fulton also offers classes for children, teens and adults as well as numerous community engagement programs across the region.
Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: electrician, lighting, performing arts, production, and technical theatre. States: Pennsylvania.
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