LIGHTING AND PROJECTIONS SUPERVISOR

DEPARTMENT: Production

REPORTS TO: Director of Production

SUPERVISES: Head Electrician & Seasonal Electricians

JOB TYPE: Full Time

START DATE: July 2022

SALARY RANGE: $65,000

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 Lighting and Projections Manager 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 Director of Production, the Lighting and Projections Supervisor serves as a key member of The Repertory Theatre St. Louis’ (LORT B) Production Department. Seeking an experienced, motivated individual to oversee implementation of all lighting and projections aspects for Rep STL. The Lighting and Projections Supervisor will take an active role in facilitating communication with the Director of Production, Technical Director, Designers, and IATSE production staff to ensure all departments are informed about designs, changes, and planning for each production.

The Lighting and Projections Supervisor’s primary responsibilities are to oversee the development, installation, acquisition, fabrication, maintenance and transfer of all electrics gear (owned, purchased, rented, or otherwise) for productions produced and presented by Rep STL while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. The Lighting and Projections Supervisor is responsible for supervising the Head Electrician and Electrics Department.

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
  • Provide and promote the flow of clear communication between Guest Artists, Designers, and the Rep STL’s various departments and personnel within them to ensure successful integration of a show’s technical elements.
  • Manage the Electrics Department in maintaining an up-to-date schedule, inventory, and theatre facilities breakdown to share with designer and Rep STL guest artists.
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date paperwork on all productions, and provide all designers, board operators, spot operators and Stage Management with the same.
  • Keep production management appraised as to the progress and viability of the proposed designs as the work on same progresses.
  • Attend all design presentations, meetings, rehearsals and run-throughs as designated by the Director of Production.
PERSONNEL AND BUDGET OVERSIGHT
  • Supervise and manage Head Electrician, Seasonal Electricians, and Electrics overhire.
  • Supervise and manage assigned budgets for Electrics materials and labor. Keep all financial records up to date, discuss with Director of Production any possible overages, and ensure each production's needs are met and executed within the budgetary parameters while maintaining quality.
  • Research and evaluate new technologies and equipment for both long-term inventory needs and production-specific use.
  • Supervise and assist in season-wide labor planning for the Electrics Department on an annual scale and production basis.
  • Provide Electrics Department and overhire with all the information necessary to implement the design for the given project or production.
  • Provide ongoing coaching, training and support to build an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration in the Electrics Department.
  • Monitor performance of employees in the Electrics Department and effectively recommend to management certain personnel actions for employees, including hiring, layoff, and disciplinary action.
EQUIPMENT AND SPACE MANAGEMENT
  • Responsible for coordinating and overseeing the maintenance of The Rep STL’s inventory of lighting and projections equipment, including organizing of the space, and replacement or disposal of items as needed.
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date digital inventory of equipment to share with designers.
  • Coordinate any rentals of The Rep STL’s equipment to other organizations, keep accurate records of items on loan, and reconcile returns.
  • Perform and analyze risk assessments and reviews to achieve workable and safe productions and work spaces at all levels.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated professional experience in non-profit regional theatre, LORT theatre in a lighting or projections department; or a combination of equivalent experience and training.
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist environment that values diversity and centers excellence.
  • Strong project management skills that demonstrate the ability to deliver complex, multilateral productions.
  • Experience in preparing budgets, labor estimates, build calendars, and staffing schedules. Successful candidates will be adept at managing competing priorities, navigating emergent challenges, and proactively identifying and mitigating risk.
  • Knowledge of proper installation, operation and maintenance techniques of DMX512 network and TCP/IP protocols.
  • Knowledge of proper installation, operation and maintenance techniques of a wide variety of computer-controlled lighting consoles and fixtures.
  • Knowledge of proper installation, operation and maintenance techniques of theatrical dimming systems.
  • Excellent electrical trouble-shooting skills to solve problems in the manufacture and maintenance electrical devices.
  • Excellent electrical fabrication skills to provide direction in the building of prop-electric and costume-electric pieces.
  • Proficient CAD skills to build and maintain all pertinent schematic drawings.
  • Comfortable providing leadership within the department, while also providing perspective of the needs of the institution vs. the needs of the department.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours/days, including evenings and weekends, reflective of the dynamic schedule of the theater.

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