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Theatre SilCo is an Equity theatre in Silverthorne, Colorado currently accepting applications for a Seasonal Master Electrician for the 2024 Summer Season. Productions include: Ken Ludwig’s Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery, The Amish Project, and The Legend of Georgia McBride.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee and participate in all hang/focus/electrics needs for the summer season in a number of venues. Ensure lighting designs/plots are executed as required per discussions with the artistic staff and designers. Each plot is to be ready and loaded in to reflect high artistic quality and professional attention to detail. All lighting plots must be maintained throughout the production run. Any focus notes needed during the course of the production are to be administered before the next scheduled performance.

DEPARTMENT SUPERVISION: The Master Electrician will report to the Production Manager, Technical Director, and Lighting Designer. The ME will supervise the Production Apprentices during the contract dates and any job responsibilities or design work on special events as assigned to the apprentice. Working with the rest of the production staff, ME will ensure all lighting requirements for each production/event meets all technical specifications per discussions with the artistic staff, as well as overseeing lighting plot maintenance throughout the course of the run. 

TECHNICAL PROCESS: Master Electrician must be present and perform required duties at rehearsals and performances to the satisfaction of artistic staff. During tech week and through the run of the productions, ME will operate the light board and otherwise execute necessary duties on the crew as assigned by the Production Stage Manager.

MAINTENANCE: Supervise maintenance of all lighting equipment, including lights, dimmers, light boards, tools, spotlights and any other show-related equipment. Coordinate repairs or replacement as needed. 

STRIKE / CHANGEOVER: Plan and oversee all lighting strikes and changeovers of productions and special events. 

QUALIFICATIONS: BFA or BA in technical theatre, lighting design, or equivalent work experience. Working knowledge of theatrical lighting systems, experience with ETC ION console, console programming, hang/focus experience required. Some design experience is preferred. Must display a positive attitude with a focus on people and community. Demonstrate professional conduct at all times. Strong leadership skills. Comfortable working with both hired crew and volunteers of varying experience and abilities. Proficient oral and written communication skills. Ability to decipher lighting plots, elevations, ground plans, and other design elements handwritten or via technology like VectorWorks, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMAND: This job requires climbing stairs, using ladders, scissor lifts, and power tools. There is also a certain amount of lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs.

Contract Start Date: May 19, 2024
Contract End Date: September 16, 2024
$600-$700/wk DOE
Housing and Travel provided
Ability to bring vehicle a plus

TO APPLY: Letter of interest, resume, website/portfolio links – Please send all application materials to: Whitney Carter, Production/Company Manager, (Please include MASTER ELECTRICIAN in the subject line)