HEAD ELECTRICIAN

DEPARTMENT: Production

REPORTS TO: Lighting and Projections Supervisor

JOB TYPE: Full Time, Seasonal (July – April), IATSE

START DATE: July 2022

SALARY RANGE: IATSE Rate

ABOUT

The Rep is the St. Louis region’s most honored live professional theatre company. Founded in 1966, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is a fully professional theatrical operation belonging to the League of Resident Theatres, The League of St. Louis Theatres and is a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Inc., the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theatre.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR STATEMENT

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is committed to elevating and celebrating our shared humanity through transformational live theatre and programs that cultivate community. The Rep is going through a significant season of evolution. This is a moment of intentional internal evaluation, expansion and reinvestment in the creation, access, and impact of our work. We believe in dynamic, welcoming, bold, innovative art with exceptional production quality and craftsmanship. We believe diversity is a value in every sector of our theatre and center the idea of life-long learning off and on the stage. There has never been a better time to join The Rep family. We are looking for a Head Electrician that embraces these values and seeks to be a thought-leading voice as we build strong, sustainable, equitable processes to support exceptional artistry. I believe in the fundamental power of our artform to transform lives and community. As Artistic Director, I welcome you to bring the whole of your ingenuity, your dreams, and your talents to the theatre. Let’s craft the future of the American Theatre together.

-Hana S. Sharif

MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES

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POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Lighting and Projections Supervisor, the Head Electrician serves as a key member of The Repertory Theatre St. Louis’ (LORT B) Production Department. The Head Electrician is responsible for programming and running the lighting console for all technical, dress and brush-up rehearsals, notes sessions, and performances as assigned by the Lighting and Projections Supervisor. This position also performs maintenance, attends hang and focus calls, and executes other electrician duties as assigned by the Lighting and Projections Supervisor.

The Repertory Theatre St. Louis is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRODUCTION AND DESIGNER COMMUNICATION
  • Serving as the Production Electrician for produced shows and events, load-ins, changeovers, focus calls, strikes and maintenance calls as assigned by the Lighting and Projections Supervisor.
  • Participating in the preparation of all shows; includes preparing equipment, organization of color, templates, and other consumables as well as the wiring of practicals and effects.
  • Programming and running of the lighting console for technical, dress and brush-up rehearsals, note sessions and performances as assigned by the Lighting and Projections Supervisor.
  • Involvement in assisting with show crews (i.e., Followspot Operators, Deck Electricians) during show runs.
  • Attending technical rehearsals and run-throughs as assigned by the Lighting and Projections Supervisor.
  • Performing daily dimmer/focus checks to maintain the lighting design during the run of the show - correcting any focus problems, changing lamps or burned gel as needed, and referring any other problems to the Lighting and Projections Supervisor.
MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY
  • Participating in the maintenance of all lighting department equipment and facilities including (but not limited to) the lighting console, all theatrical lighting instrumentation (both conventional and intelligent), practical electrical properties, backstage running lights, projection equipment, chemical foggers, atmospherics, effects devices, cue lights and tech tables.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and promoting a safe working environment in all Lighting areas in the theatre: control booths, dimmer rooms, grids, catwalks, work areas, and storage spaces.
  • Act in concert with the theatre's safety policies, including the fall protection and hardhat policies.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment to creating and maintaining an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist environment that values diversity and centers excellence.
  • Create a cordial, cooperative, and welcoming environment for designers, actors, and individuals. Extensive knowledge of current lighting equipment, software, and technology, including consoles, LEDs, DMX, networking configurations, intelligent lighting.
  • Experience with programming a variety of equipment with the lighting console, especially current ETC consoles.
  • Have familiarity and working knowledge of current lighting instrumentation and equipment Familiarity or willingness to learn about Projection equipment, software, and technology.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
  • Detail oriented, able to prioritize efficiently and multi-task.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, energized and quickly changing environment.
  • Ability to be self-directed and take initiative.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exhibits a positive attitude with good communication and interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Necessary accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to access all technical spaces in the theater.
  • Ability to work from heights (grids, ladders, focus tracks, etc.) (as physical ability allows).
  • Long periods of standing, walking, and climbing ladders (as physical ability allows).
  • Able to work a traditional theatre schedule sometime inclusive of nights and weekends.
  • Ability to work in an environment which requires the use of a light board and computer 60% of the time; ability to perform repetitive motion of the fingers, hands and wrists.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

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