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Lighting Technician

POSITION DESCRIPTION: LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

Reports to: Production Coordinator              

HOURS: Part-time hourly exempt, casual/as needed; Limited summer hours

About the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts
The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(C)3 performing arts venue in Downtown Sheboygan, WI. With 1,150 seats, the venue hosts a series of live performances including live music, comedy, variety acts and more that entertain, excite and inspire people of all ages. Over the years, performers have ranged from Abbot and Costello, Duke Ellington and the Marx Brothers, to Alan Parsons, the Avett Brothers, Melissa Ethridge and more. The venue was originally built in 1928 and has been restored to its original Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style and “atmospheric” theater, popular in the 1920s.  The theater is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

MISSION
Preserve this historic landmark theater in order to provide & sustain a majestic performing arts venue for the community and to serve the people of Sheboygan County and surrounding communities with the opportunity to enjoy cultural, educational, civic, and corporate events that will entertain and inspire.

Overview

The Weill Center has the opportunity to join its team as a part-time Lighting/Stage Technician.  The Lighting/Stage Technician works under the direction and supervision of the Production Coordinator to ensure all performances and events meet the high-quality production standards its patrons and artists expect. This role requires teamwork as a key member of the tech team and assists with event tech needs from set-up to strike.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Lighting Duties

  • Serve as the lead assistant/programmer to tech director/production coordinator

  • Assume the role of lighting designer as assigned

  • Assist with load ins/load outs, rehearsals, hang/focus, programming, performances, etc. as needed

  • Flying lines, rigging lighting truss as needed.

  • Operate spotlights during events

  • Maintain and restore lighting rep plot as needed.

  • Assist with the maintenance of all lighting equipment

  • Coordinate stage and lighting cues with in-house and touring technical staff

  • Resolve technical issues when they arise

  • Responsible for the maintenance of WC technical equipment in coordination with other members of the tech team; Check equipment functionality, repair and troubleshooting of equipment

  • Other duties as assigned

Stage Duties

  • Set up/take down the orchestra shell as needed

  • Set up the stage for all Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra events with direction from SSO

  • Operate flys as needed

  • Prepare rehearsal spaces, dressing room, green room and lobby space as indicated in riders and event plans prior to each event

  • Ensure the cleanliness of the stage and loading dock area and other technical storage areas

  • Identify, monitor, and implement appropriate risk management (safety and security) practices for programs, services and activities on the stage

 

Weill Center Employee Expectations

  • Project a positive, professional and polished image of the Weill Center at all times

  • Submit detailed timesheets after each event

  • Participate in all staff meetings as requested

  • Actively communicate with Weill Staff

  • Wear Weill Center approved attire for each performance

Skills and Qualifications

  • Fundamental experience with lighting equipment (light consoles, intelligent and conventional lighting fixtures, DMX, etc.)

  • Experience programming Eos consoles

  • Understanding of rigging safety and industry standards as it applies to flying battens, weighting arbors, rigging and installing lighting truss, etc

  • One or more years of experience in live event production

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential

  • Exceptional problem-solving and time management skills

  • Keen attention to details

  • Willing/able to work several nights and weekends and non-standard shifts

  • Willing/able to lift at least 50 lbs.

  • Demonstrated experience in professional lighting design a plus

  • Related college-level course work, degrees, certifications a plus

 

Benefits

  • Hourly compensation commensurable with experience

  • Complimentary parking

  • Complimentary tickets for family and friends to select shows

  • Technical training may be provided

To apply: Please email your interest and experience to Tracey Cook, Production Coordinator at tcook@weillcenter.com prior to Friday, July 16, 2021 at 5 p.m.