LIGHTING DEPARTMENT

 

Master Electrician  

May 21 arrive / August 4 depart

$4,000 stipend / $350 travel / private dorm housing / 14 meals a week

The Texas Shakespeare Festival is seeking a Master Electrician to join our team in Kilgore, Texas for the 2021 summer season. TSF is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment ensuring that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment. The successful candidate will possess solid leadership, communication, organizational skills; electrics team leadership and lighting design experience whether academically or professionally; experience with ETC Element console and ability to program efficiently and accurately; experience with programming and maintaining moving lights and LED fixtures, knowledge of theatrical rigging, electricity and wiring; ability to read and understand light plots and related lighting paperwork, and ability to lift at least 50 pounds and able to work from ladders and other heights.

Responsible for:

  • Implementing the lighting design (installing, repairing, and maintaining all lighting equipment) for a four-show rotating repertory season, the children’s show, and auxiliary shows as needed

  • Construct and wire any scenic or practical items such as light boxes, LED Tape, or other production-specific lighting.

  • Maintain accurate and up to date paperwork for each production and changeover.

  • Keep electrics lab and booth areas clean and free of debris.

  • Follow all health and safety guidelines established by the theatre. Report any unsafe conditions or practices to your supervisor immediately.

  • Supervising and assigning electrics duties to running and change-over crews.

  • Serving as the light board operator for at least one show.

  • Serve as the deck electrician for at least one show.

  • Serving as the Lighting Designer for the children’s show.

  • Assisting with company strike. 

  • Participating in opening night discussions 

 

Assistant Master Electrician - position filled

May 21 arrive / August 4 depart

$3,000 stipend / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Minimum Requirements: Assist Master Electrician in supervising a 4 member team of electricians through the installation, repair, and maintenance of all elements of the lighting design and changeovers. The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year of professional theatrical lighting experience or the educational equivalent with an emphasis in programming ETC Consoles.   Also required is knowledge of industry standard operating procedures, and electrical theory and electrical safety.

Responsible for:

  • Assisting with the implementation of the lighting design for the four-show rotating repertory season, the children’s show, and other auxiliary shows, as needed

  • Serving as the Master Electrician for the children’s show

  • Helping to install, repair, and maintain all lighting equipment

  • Assisting with running and change-over crews

  • Serving as the light board operator for at least one show

  • Serving as deck electrician for at least one show

  • Assisting with company strike 

  • Participating in opening night discussions

  • Serve as Lighting Designer for the Chinese Show

 

Lighting Intern- position filled 

May 21 arrive / August 4 depart

$1,250 stipend / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Minimum Requirements:  Assist with the hang, focus, and strike of electrics and special effects for all productions; Program and run the lighting console for shows as assigned; Assist with the maintenance and upkeep for all lighting inventory and systems. The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year of educational theatrical lighting experience.

Note: Lighting Interns are assigned primarily to the lighting department, but may also be reassigned, as needed, to other technical areas.

Responsible for:

  • Assisting with the implementation of the lighting design for the four-show rotating repertory season, the children’s show, and other auxiliary shows, as needed

  •  Helping to install and maintain all lighting equipment

  • Working on the running and change-over crews in lighting

  •  Serving as the light board operator for at least two shows

  • Assisting  with company strike 

  • Participating in opening night discussions

 

 

 To apply fill out the Technical Submission Form
For more information contact: texasshakespeare@gmail.com
Application Deadline: February 1st, 2021