Master Electrician / Director of Lighting Position

Staff Position
Department of Theatre Arts - 12211
Master Electrician/Director of Lighting
Position Number: 0010047

The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Master Electrician/Director of Lighting for all theatrical productions.  This position is a full-time, 9-month position.

Candidates must have the education and/or experience listed below;

Ability to read, interpret and execute drafting independently.
MFA desirable, BA or BS plus 2 years experience in theatre with an emphasis in technical theatre.
Must have supervising experience of workers in the construction of theatrical sets.
Must be familiar with OSHA regulations and Theatre Safety.

Incumbent is responsible for the following:

-working with the Technical Director and Show Designer in design layout and needs for shows
- operation and programming of computerized light and sound consoles
- developing plans for set design
- coordinating all maintenance of lighting, sound, and soft goods
- inspection of all equipment to ensure compliance with OSHA
- attending all staff, area, design, and production meetings at least weekly
- researching and recommending light and sound equipment purchases
- primary purchaser for all construction materials for shows
- collaborating and working with outside theatre lessee to determine lighting and sound needs
- interviewing, selecting, training, and supervising all work-study students and temporary
            employees in lighting, sound, and design
- tracking and recording all expenses associated with shows
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.

Work hours will be Tuesday through Saturday 8:30-5:00 with occasional Sunday depending on show schedules. During production, times of at least four times a year individual will be on call. During technical week, there will be extended work hours.