Lighting Supervisor + Electricians

Date Posted: 2019-12-10 17:06:20

Pay: $Supervisor Starting 500 wk Electrician Starting pe

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Job Description

New York Stage and Film (NYSAF), a not-for-profit AEA Company which produces its summer season of new plays at the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, seeks fulltime staff for the 2020 Powerhouse Season. The Powerhouse Season supports 2 fully-produced mainstage productions, 3 musical workshops, 2 play workshops, 10 readings, and a few residency projects in a flexible environment tailored to meet each project\x92s developmental needs, all of which are open to the public. Each summer more than 350+ professional playwrights, directors, actors, and designers, and student apprentices live and work together. Positions generally run from early June to early August. Salary, free on-campus housing, and transportation between NYC and Poughkeepsie at the beginning and end of the season are provided, as well as access to campus resources such as the gym and library.,
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TO APPLY: www.newyorkstageandfilm.org/powerhouse-staff ,
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The LIGHTING SUPERVISOR oversees all aspects of Department including: participating in production meetings with designers and management, ordering/rental/purchase of all necessary lighting equipment, attending technical and dress rehearsals and performances as needed, supervising load-ins, hangs and focuses of all electrics, running strikes for all mainstage and workshop productions, and guiding the junior staff in their roles as technical assistants. The Lighting Supervisor will manage a Master Electrician, Assistant Master Electrician, and a number of interns. Successful candidates will work with world-class designers on a tight timeline and budget. Previous experience as a lighting supervisor or venue Master Electrician preferred.,
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The MASTER ELECTRICIAN and ASSISTANT MASTER ELECTRICIAN will assist Lighting Supervisor in ordering/rental/ purchase of all necessary lighting equipment, attending technical and dress rehearsals and performances as needed, working on load-ins, hangs and focuses of all electrics, lights, and sound, and working on strikes for all mainstage and workshop productions. Will help supervise a team of four interns. Previous experience preferred.,
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The LIGHTING TECHNICIAN will work closely with the Master Electricians to ensure the safe and timely load in and strike of all lighting related equipment for each event in three venues. The Lighting Technician will also run shows/events on an as needed basis and generally support the successful operation of the Lighting Department throughout the 2020 Powerhouse Season. Duties include but are not limited to; leading a crew of three interns during load in and strike of electrics gear, assisting in implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of all electrics related aspects of each venue, running shows and/or overseeing intern operators as needed. ,
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The department is supported by three Lighting Interns.,
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NYSAF is a vital incubator for a diverse array of artists, and a catalyst for new stories that go on to major theaters. From its NYC base, NYSAF produces year-round artistic programming for projects at all stages of development. The annual Powerhouse Season is an eight-week summer residency in partnership with Vassar College, through which NYSAF brings together 350+ professional playwrights, directors, actors, designers, and student apprentices to live and work in a collaborative artistic environment. ,
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Dozens of notable works trace their developmental roots to NYSAF, including Tony Award winners for Best Musical (HAMILTON and HADESTOWN) and Best Play (THE HUMANS, SIDE MAN and DOUBT) as well as the Broadway musicals HEAD OVER HEELS, AMERICAN IDIOT and BRIGHT STAR, 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalists THE WOLVES and A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC and this season\x92s SANCTUARY CITY by Martyna Majok, THE BEST WE COULD (A FAMILY TRAGEDY) by Emily Feldman and BECKY NURSE OF SALEM by Sarah Ruhl. ,

 


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