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Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:18 AM


Northern Stage, a LORT-D theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks a Master Electrician for the remainder of its 2017-2018 season. Working under the direction of the Production Manager, the Master Electrician serves as a key member of Northern Stage’s production team. With the assistance of the Electrics staff, the Master Electrician is responsible for executing the approved lighting and projection designs for Northern Stage’s mainstage and educational seasons, and maintaining the company’s lighting and projections inventory.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Interpret, hang, circuit, focus and maintain light plots and projections for the remainder of a six-show mainstage season and four-show educational season.
Work with Production Management to ensure that all lighting and projection designs are completed within deadlines and budgets.
Implement and execute any and all onstage practicals, atmospherics, and special effects.
Collaborate with other production departments on all show elements related to Electrics.
Communicate proactively with lighting designers, stage managers, directors, guest artists and other production department heads to ensure safe and appropriate implementation of all lighting and projection elements.
Program and operate an ETC Ion lighting console as needed.
Order all necessary materials and supplies in timely manner, and keep active, accurate record of expenses, submitting purchasing paperwork to Production Management weekly.
Maintain and repair electrics and projections inventory, and manage renting/borrowing relationships with neighboring organizations.
Attend all scheduled production and department head meetings.
Supervise, motivate, and inspire Electrics Department staff consisting of Assistant Master Electrician and a shared Electrics and Sound Intern, plus occasional over hire labor/crew and personnel from other departments in times of heavy workload.
Coordinate run crew staffing and schedule for all shows with Production Management.
Oversee safety of those working in Electrics department. Actively create and maintain a safe working environment in all work areas, and ensure that personnel are properly trained in operation of equipment and tools and use appropriate personal protective equipment during all work calls.
Research, acquire and maintain MSDS for products used by the Electrics Department.
Provide support for special events and company projects as required.

Minimum of 2 years professional lighting experience as ME or equivalent, including experience working on multiple productions within tight timelines and budgets.
Ability to coordinate and implement lighting and projection designs, and to manage budgets.
Advanced knowledge of the ETC Ion, Lightwright and Vectorworks.
Proficiency in networking and troubleshooting lighting control systems.
Excellent inter-personal, organizational, collaborative, communication and leadership skills.
Ability to motivate, manage, educate and coordinate staff members of varying proficiency levels.
Knowledge of industry and OSHA standard safety practices.
Ability to ensure proper maintenance and usage of all lighting equipment and hand tools.
Ability to work on ladders, lifts, and at heights up to 21’.
Ability to lift 75 lbs.

We are looking for a self-motivating individual who will display leadership, prioritize and execute required duties. In this position you should expect to work some nights and weekends as the schedule demands. This position begins November 20th, 2017 and runs through May 27th, 2018 with the potential to renew for Northern Stage’s 2018-19 season (start date negotiable). Housing and weekly salary will be provided. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with 3 references to and include “Northern Stage ME Position” in the subject line. You will be notified via email regarding your application.

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