JOB TITLE: Lighting and A/V Supervisor
Job posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
REPORTS TO: PRODUCTION MANAGER
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB FUNCTION:
A key position at Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC), the lighting and A/V supervisor manages all the lighting, sound and video related elements for all company productions, rentals, and events. The lighting and A/V supervisor position should be held by an enthusiastic individual looking to become part of a small but mighty team. The lighting and A/V supervisor schedules and supervises training of all over-hires for installation and operational requirements. The lighting and A/V supervisor requests bids and purchases materials in consultation with the production manager, designers, and director. The lighting and A/V supervisor optimizes all electrics department workflow, ensures facilities and equipment are in excellent operating order, and guarantees that material resources are available on a timely basis. The Lighting and A/V Supervisor works closely with multiple designers and the production manager to make certain that designs are realized in a timely and cost-effective basis. Flexibility and positivity are key.
Over hire electricians, over hire audio engineers, over hire video engineers, deck crews as needed during rentals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPOSIBILITIES:
Budgeting and Drafting:
- In collaboration with lighting, sound, and video designers, as well as the production manager, the lighting and A/V super procures estimates, manages budgets, and tracks all expenditures for all electrics during builds and installations for all ETC productions and events.
- Can successfully read and communicate via vector drafting in 2 and 3D as supplied by various designers.
- Coordinates with designer and production manager any alterations to a design due to spacing, budgeting or other issues that may present themselves thru drafting, build, or installation process.
- Provides an updated budget to the production manager each week.
- Creates and maintains a rep plot for all electrics in The New Vic between all ETC productions.
Management and Scheduling:
- Coordinates with production management to assure that each production is installed on time and within budget.
- Collaborates closely with production manager and other department heads for safe, cost-efficient and timely construction, load-in, and strike of each production.
- Coordinates maintenance of theatrical equipment and some theater facility equipment as required.
- Ensures that all over-hire personnel are trained in the proper use and maintenance of all theatrical equipment, tools and mechanics necessary for daily use in The New Vic.
- Oversees the inventory lists for all electrics departments.
- Maintains all electrics show paperwork for each ETC production.
Safety and Cleanliness:
- Oversee, in conjunction with the technical director, that all rigging of lighting, sound, and projection equipment is safe for use.
- Maintains a clean and safe workspace for all personnel in The New Vic.
- Schedule, in coordination with the production manager, all maintenance in The New Vic.
- Collaborates with production and administrative staff to fulfill all institutional goals for stage productions and event requirements.
- Responds in a timely manner to all e-mails and phone calls requiring technical assistance.
- Participates in future planning, as requested, for future ETC events and productions.
- Communicates electric’s needs, concerns, and events to production manager.
- Creates and maintains communication with all applicable designers and renters.
- The lighting and A/V super will act as the lead in all electrics areas to insure all shows meet ETC standards.
- Act as lead programmer, as necessary.
- Acts as show operator for at least one area of each production.
- Assist in compiling power point presentations for salon and donor events.
- The lighting and A/V super performs other duties as assigned by production manager.
- Lighting: ETC Ion and EOS software
- Sound: LS9, MacOS, Fireface, Q-lab
- Projection: Isadora
- Must be able to lift 75+ pounds unaided and in repetition.
- May be required to occasionally work in extreme conditions: at heights, in confined spaces, and in adverse and high temperature weather.
- Must maintain a safe and orderly working environment.
- Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
- Ability to collaborate with designers and directors, lead professional crews, communicate expectations and reports on progress promptly and accurately.
- Minimum three years professional experience in stage theater production preferred.
- Proficiency in Vectorworks required and a working knowledge of Sketchup is advantageous.
- Bachelor’s degree in theater technologies or equivalent relevant experience.
Design opportunities for the right candidate will be possible.
- Requirements must be received in PDF form via e-mail only.
- This is a full-time position. Due to the nature of professional theatre, periodic evenings and weekends are expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. $40-45,000 annual.