Lively Arts Part-Time Master Electrician/Technical Coordinator (Temporary Part-Time)
Reports to: Senior Director of Cultural Affairs
*This position requires the PA Child Abuse, PA State Police, and FBI Fingerprinting clearances.
A Part-Time Temporary Employee is an employee who is scheduled to work up to 25 hours per week, may serve a maximum of 12 months. Temporary part-time employees are separated after their term of service, or at the end of 12 months, whichever comes first.
Duties/Responsibilities: The Lively Arts Master Electrician/Technical Coordinator (ME/TC), is responsible for the setup of all Lively Arts Series (LAS) events, including but not limited to Internal and external rental events. This successful candidate will assign and monitor the activities of production staff involved in the technical operations of the Lively Arts Series. Directs the safe operation and maintenance of all sound, lighting, rigging, and related technical systems used in support of stage productions and related College internal and external events. Maintains, repairs production equipment and supplies; supervises staff in the operation of Load in, setup, strikes.
Attend one department meeting per month.
Supervises the production crew for Lively Arts events, College Performing Arts Events and External Rentals; for all work calls, setups, and strike calls.
Will collaborate with Program Coordinator and Sound Technician to schedule crew calls.
Supervise staff involved in the maintenance and operation of performance-related equipment, including rigging, lights and lighting control panels, sound equipment, lighting equipment, special effects equipment and all other technical systems used during performances and rehearsals.
Will be responsible for arranging, setting up, operating sound and striking for all events held off campus at School, Parks and other venues.
The ST will be responsible for setup/strike of all equipment for “add-on” events, such as, the Whitpain Community Day Music Festival, Lively Arts Film Series, the Conversation Series, Foundation Donor events, or other events assigned by the Senior Director.
Supervise the production crew from the Lighting pre-production, hang and focus, and setup through the Strike: Theater restoration, i.e.; sound, lighting, and stage and backstage areas.
Responsible for training the LAS Production Interns, Gateway to College Students and the Eisenhower MS Technical Theater Program in lighting operations and applied electrics.
Responsible for programming and operating the light board for all Lively Arts Events, as determined by the Lively Arts Lighting Designer, and all internal and external rentals.
Responsible for the inventory, repair and maintenance of all Lively Arts equipment, lighting fixtures, cables, effects, power distribution, dimmers, setting up/operating the light board for each show.
Assist the Director of Cultural Affairs in maintaining occupational safety and health of the production team as a whole.
Bachelor's Degree in Theatre or related degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience
One to three years related work experience
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Solid analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
Solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
Successful completion of standard background checks
This position works with minors
Will nearly continuously need to speak and hear, and lift up to 10 pounds.
Will often be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel crouch or crawl, lift up to 50 pounds, work in areas with fumes or airborne particles or risk of electrical shock.
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