Lighting Supervisor, Moss Arts Center
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Job no: 521420
Work type: Staff
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Center for the Arts at VT
The Lighting Supervisor reports to and works closely with the Director of Production (DoP) to provide supervision of lighting production/technical operations in support of the Moss Arts Center’s presented programs throughout the facilities including a 1200-seat performance hall, multiple galleries, a theatrical/research black box for up to 150 seats, lobbies, and occasional outdoor/offsite venues. Areas of responsibility include advance planning and execution of lighting production, upkeep and repair/replacement of theatrical lighting inventory, supervision of crews and vendors, liaison with tour lighting and production personnel, occasional lighting design service with residencies and local/student groups, and occasional overall event production supervision.
This position is part of a team of seasoned professionals who work a year-round schedule in support of a presented season with a balanced blend of large orchestra, chamber, and solo performers, major contemporary and classical dance companies, multimedia events, and authors and other speakers. The production unit’s workflow flexes to the flow of the academic year cycle, also providing venue support to the School of Performing Arts during academic terms and allowing ample time for departmental planning for technical innovation and upgrades. University benefits include comprehensive health insurance, retirement, and generous support for professional development and educational advancement.
- Progressively responsible professional experience with Lighting services at an arts presenting organization and a level of expertise generally associated with several years of experience, including a demonstrated ability to direct and provide professional Lighting production support for diverse programs and artists across the genres of music, theatre, and dance, including professional national and international touring companies, student ensembles, local community arts organizations, and commercial/industrial productions.
- Working knowledge of all aspects of theatrical lighting technologies, and experience with a variety of luminaires, dimming and power distribution systems, control systems, L.E.D. technologies, and related electrical theory and practical electrical skill.
- Working knowledge and ability with CAD programs and software and experience with lighting information tracking software such as Lightwright and similar.
- The ability to effectively lead and supervise student, freelance, and vendor crews.
- Strong written, verbal, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work within a Production Team atmosphere.
- Willingness, ability, and capacity to work evening and weekend hours.
- Bachelor’s degree in a performing arts related field with additional professional experience or equivalent combination of education and considerable related professional experience.
- Experience at a major university presenting organization.
- Experience with start-up of a new comprehensive theatrical lighting system in multi-venue facility.
- Experience in an additional technical skill area related to performing arts production.
- Experience in life-safety procedures related to theatrical production.
- Experience with programming a variety of automated (moving) lights and related control protocols.
Minimum salary of $60,000 per year
September 1, 2022, applications accepted until position is filled
Applications accepted until position is filled.
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