This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
The Stage Lighting Master will be responsible for coordination and implementation of technical lighting and visual requirements for productions and the theater. The Master Electrician works collaboratively in close liaison with the director, production manager, lighting designer, stage manager, master carpenter and in association with the theater’s administration and production staff.
The Head Electrician’s primary purpose is to provide technical support to all performing arts productions, events and functions, including pre-production, rehearsal, and bump in and out periods. The theater will offer stage performances rooted in community values and creations that enlighten and entertain audiences. Performances, films, lectures and forums will stimulate creativity and nurture Saudi talent.
The theater is part of The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, which is a 21st Century iconic cultural facility that is multi-disciplinary, combining art and science with a mission focusing on advancing knowledge, creativity and cross-cultural engagement.
Degree in performing arts or equivalent experience.
-Knowledge of the international performing arts industry, including centers, theaters, opera houses, organizations and educational institutions.
-Connections with performing arts companies, artists, designers and performers, as well as key players in this industry.
-Must have a thorough working knowledge of the performing arts industry, including opera, orchestral, dance, theater, lecture, and popular music.
-Experience in managing the operations of a stage lighting department.
-Extensive knowledge and experience of event production and backstage operations, specifically in current lighting controls technology, moving lights and conventional fixtures.
-Ability to read lighting and stage plans and interpret technical drawings.
-Proficiency in operating and repairing lighting equipment and troubleshooting skills.
-Familiar with and able to use 3D visualization design software packages.
-Must possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to coordinate, motivate and empower crew members.
-Must be self-motivated, able to delegate and handle multiple tasks in an efficient and collected manner.
-Must have excellent time management skills.
-Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel programs in the Windows environment.
Applicant must have at least 10 years of experience in a performance facility and/or professional opera or touring production company in a Master Electrician position.
Responsible for implementing the installation of a lighting design for a production drawn up by the Lighting Designer.
Plans and implements the cabling of lighting control and power distribution.
Responsible for booking all technical equipment hires.
Ensure the documentation of show cue information, including follow-spots, control console, special effects and stage, along with all circuiting, addressing, and system configuration for each production.
May be called upon to act as the Lighting Designer for various events and or shows as needed.
Trouble shoot, repair and maintains lighting equipment for all lighting fixtures, cables, effects, power distribution, dimmers, and lighting control consoles.
Develops and implements equipment maintenance schedules.
Consults with the Technical Director to assure equipment and staffing needs are being met.
Maintains inventory control system of all lighting equipment and manages the purchasing of consumables including colour gel, gobos and bulbs.
Participates in special projects and any off-site production related tasks.
Will be expected to attend production meetings when applicable.
Maintains a safe and efficient work place for all personnel. Actively contributes to the risk assessment process and ensures all activities align to the safety guidelines for the theatrical environment.
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