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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts seeks a Lighting Supervisor to manage all aspects of lighting operation and the coordination of technical elements as they relate to electrics in both the 500-seat Goldsmith Theater and the 150-seat Lovelace Studio space, supervise lighting personnel, maintain the lighting department equipment, and manage the electric workrooms. This position reports to the Director of Production. It is a full-time position, salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as the Master Electrician for all events and shows. Serve as the Lighting Designer as necessary for select events.

• Facilitate communication between the production department and lighting designers; to advance shows, plan and implement designs, and to prep and provide equipment necessary to tech and run shows.

• Evaluate designs to create materials and labor estimates.

• Manage lighting budgets and keep accurate records of spending for the department.

• Train, and supervise electrics staff and over hire in the preparation, load-in, maintenance, and strike of shows.

• Act as programmer or light board operator for select events as needed.

• Produce and update all light plots, instrument and channel hookups, and other related Vectorworks, and Lightwright documentation as needed.

• Maintain accurate inventories of all lighting equipment. 

• Maintain lighting equipment vendor relations. 

• Participate in planning and design for capital improvements for theatres, shops, offices, and equipment upgrades.

• With production management, work to provide and maintain a safe working environment, including managing and providing training, equipment, record-keeping, and incident reporting.

• Manage and participate, as necessary, in changeovers, technical rehearsals, and previews to manage technical lighting needs, assist designers, monitor and aid staff, and collaborate with vendors.

• Assist lighting designers during tech and preview process as needed.

• Responsible for reading show reports, rehearsal schedules, and facilities calendars. Follow-up on applicable details/notes and communicate information to supervisors and staff as appropriate.

• Attend staff meetings, production meetings, and department meetings as needed.

• Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitate the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and SKILL REQUIREMENTS

• At least five years diverse experience working as a Lighting Supervisor, Master Electrician, or similar, in professional dance, music and theatre.

• A practical knowledge of technical theater to include lighting and rigging practices.

• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand on feet for long time periods.

• Must be able to negotiate stairs, ladders, lifts, and catwalks up to 45 feet above ground.

• Ability to create and hang lighting plots and program EOS consoles.

• Programming knowledge including intelligent fixtures such as moving lights and scrollers, ETC Unison and Ethernet systems.

• Strong knowledge of ETC lighting systems.

• Working knowledge of all aspects of theatrical lighting technologies and experience with a variety of lighting fixtures, dimming and power distribution systems, control systems, L.E.D. technologies, and related electrical theory and practical skill.

• Demonstrated leadership skills, experience working with designers and a strong understanding of other areas of production.

• AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks drafting skills.

• Well-developed communication skills.

• Clear understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and skills.

• Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment.

• Team player: works closely with Production Department Staff, Stage Managers and Designers.

• Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends.

• Valid driver’s license required at time of hire.

• Familiarity with proper safety protocols, OSHA + fire codes.

• Experience with touring productions and international artists is a plus.

• Current CPR and AED certification, ETCP Rigger-Theater and Entertainment Electrician certification is a plus.

The Wallis Annenberg is in downtown Beverly Hills, CA. Anticipated to start immediately. Salary DOE + benefits. For consideration please send cover letter with references to Kevin Service, Production Supervisor, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 North Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, or email to [email protected]. Position anticipated to start immediately, no later than August 1, 2015.