Associate Technical Director/ Lighting Director REDCAT

California Institute of the Arts/ REDCAT

Los Angeles, CA

The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) seeks an Associate Technical Director to serve in all areas related to performance production for its 270-seat theater in downtown Los Angeles. This full-time, exempt position will work collaboratively as part of the production team, and will report directly to the Technical Director. The position will start in early January 2022.

REDCAT is an interdisciplinary arts center presenting influential new works of international scope in the performing, visual and media arts. The theater features flexible seating configurations and a fluid performance space suitable for theater, music, dance, film and video.

REDCAT is an initiative of the California Institute of the Arts, which offers programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and undergraduate and advanced certificates in art, critical studies, dance, film/video, music, and theater.


• Help to develop, improve and maintain creative and efficient systems for the technical operations of this versatile performance space and gallery.
• Manage the installation, maintenance and operation of the lighting, stage and rigging equipment of the theater and gallery, as well as occasional other performance venues.
• Function as lighting designer, lighting director and/ or master electrician, depending on the specific needs of incoming shows.
• Participate in advance communication with visiting artists, technicians and designers to advise the Technical Director of production-related needs. This includes translating lighting plots provided by touring companies to work with the REDCAT space and equipment, and advising visiting artists and teams on best uses of the space and rig in accordance with their creative goals.
• Schedule and manage part-time crews for maintenance, installations, running shows and restores in the theater, gallery and elsewhere in coordination with the Technical Director.
• Actively recruit and train part-time crew members.
• Serve on performance crews as needed in a number of capacities, including light board operator, stage manager, or running crew, as dictated by the needs of the event.
• Work as a team with the other exempt staff and the hourly crew to create the best possible experience for audiences and artists
• Other duties as assigned by the Technical Director.


• Demonstrated passion for contemporary performance, art and media.
• Minimum of three years’ experience working in technical theater and lighting design.
• Experience in leading work crews and cultivating an environment of competence, safety and enthusiasm.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team while supervising others.
• Thorough background in theatrical lighting systems, rigging and video projection. Experience with lighting for camera and streaming workflows is a plus.
• Background and experience in theatrical and dance lighting design and standards.
• Ability to draft in both Vectorworks and AutoCAD, and proficiency or familiarity with Lightwright.
• Fluency with ETC programming and familiarity with other console and control families, such as GrandMA, HOG and others.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including fluency in PC and Mac OS, as well as Google G-Suite and MS office applications.
• Basic understanding of general IT network operation and maintenance.


Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 2/28/2022. 

California Institute of the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


$60-$62K + health/ medical, investment options

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