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Master Electrician

Theatre SilCo (formerly The Lake Dillon Theatre Company), an Equity theatre in Silverthorne, CO is currently accepting applications for a Master Electrician for the 2023 Summer Season. Productions include: Head Over Heels, The Half Life of Marie Curie, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

SUMMER SEASON 2023: The Master Electrician will be in charge of the Electrics department and oversee all lighting needs including hang, circuit, focus, maintenance of the plot, and in-production duties and crew track for the productions. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee and participate in all hang/focus and electrics needs for the summer season in a number of venues. Ensure lighting designs/plots are executed as required per discussions with the artistic director, associate artistic director, director, and designers. Each plot is to be ready and loaded in before Sunday of each tech week and should 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. In-performance operation of lighting board and proper execution of lighting cues for Head Over Heels.

DEPARTMENT SUPERVISION: The Master Electrician will report to the Production Manager, Technical Director, and Lighting Designer. The ME will supervise the Electrics Apprentice 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 director, associate artistic director, director, and artistic team, 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 director, associate artistic director, director, and production stage manager. 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: BA or BFA (required) in technical theatre, lighting design, or equivalent work experience. Working knowledge of theatrical lighting systems, experience with ETC ION console, console programming experience, hang/focus experience required. Some design experience preferred. Must display a positive attitude with a focus on people and our 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 whether 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 22, 2022   

Contract End Date: Sept. 3, 2022

$600-700/week 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: Melissa Livingston, Associate Artistic Director,

Please include MASTER ELECTRICIAN in the subject line.