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Master Electrician/Technical Associate

Position Type: Full Time Benefited, Non-Exempt - Salary commensurate with experience
Reports To: Technical Director

Position Summary:

This position involves assisting the Technical Director and ATD in planning, organizing and maintaining all production elements of The Music Hall’s 2 performance venues with a focus on lighting and electrics, including hanging and focusing plots, managing crews and running the light board for performances. This is a Full Time Salaried position, with frequent evening and weekend work hours and would be perfect for a theater technician early in their career who is interested in areas of the entertainment industry beyond traditional theater.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Advancing lighting needs for 250+ live touring, in-house and rental events per year
  • Interpreting and implementing information from incoming Lighting Designers
  • Patching/Programming on house ETC Express Console
  • Acting as Head Rigger for lighting needs, including an understanding of weight limits
  • Manage crews, including load in and strike, hang and focus
  • Maintaining lighting equipment, including minor electrical repairs
  • Ordering rental equipment and maintaining relationship with outside vendors
  • Purchasing lighting related consumables and overseeing lighting budget
  • Plan work flow in conjunction with other staff members both in and outside of the Production Department
  • Assisting other team members in non lighting/electrics areas as required, including (but not limited to) loading and unloading of trucks, minor carpentry, basic audio and video set-up and operation and budget maintenance.
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Simple lighting design for outside rentals (primarily non-theater events)
  • Programming moving lights and ETC ION lighting console
  • Advising on future purchases of lighting equipment
  • Assisting Facilities Manager with architectural lighting maintenance
  • Qualifications/Knowledge:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personality types
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects with limited supervision
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment where direction and priorities change rapidly
  • Equally comfortable taking direction and a leadership role
  • Ability to communicate professionally, in person, on the phone and through email
  • Experience with a variety of lighting consoles and computer drafting and lighting software
  • At minimum, a tolerance for discussions about Star Wars or Dr. Who
  • Basic operation of counterweight rigging system operation
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Comfortable with heights, on fly floor/grid and ladders/lifts
  • Understanding of best workplace safety practices
  • About The Music Hall:

    The Music Hall is a performing arts center presenting curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus - one, a landmark 1878 Victorian theater with 900 seats, the other the intimate Music Hall Loft, a variable seating (90-124) listening room and cabaret venue.

    How To Apply

    Please send cover letter, resume and reference contacts to Director of Theater Operations Michael Tucker at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Email submissions only please.








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