Lighting Technician/Electrician (Regular/Full-time)

Job Division: Alliance Theatre

Department: Electrics
Reports To: Director of Lighting and Projections
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

The Alliance Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relations efforts, education programs, recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors.

The Alliance Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The Alliance Theatre seeks a Lighting Technician/Electrician for the upcoming 2018/2019 season. The Lighting Technician/Electrician is a key member of the electrics team, which is responsible for realizing lighting and projection designs for the theatre’s 12 annual productions. The Alliance Theatre produces on LORT B and D stages, as well as Theatre for Young Audiences productions. During the 2018/19 season, the Alliance will produce offsite at 2 different venues in Metro Atlanta, in addition to on-campus programming, while it completes renovations of its main stage at the Woodruff Arts Center.

• This is a full-time position with hours varying.
• Availability on nights and weekends will be necessary.

• Hanging and focusing lights.
• Installing and maintaining projections equipment.
• Programming and running shows, including follow spot.
• Installation and regular maintenance of electrical systems.
• Troubleshooting and maintaining stock equipment as well as rented gear.
• Assist with returning Production facilities and equipment to the Woodruff Arts Center campus after renovations are completed.
• Some potential local touring.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:
• GED or High School Diploma is required.
• Experience programming EOS and Express family consoles and knowledge of Vectorworks Spotlight.
• Experience in a LORT B professional theatre is preferred.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities:
• Basic electrical wiring skills are required including 120v standards, 240v standards, and low-voltage practices.
• Must be familiar with DMX-controlled devises and moving lights.
• Must demonstrate basic troubleshooting and signal flow knowledge in lighting and projections systems.
• Must have working knowledge of ETC Eos family lighting console programming and networking.
• Must be able to read, understand, and execute lighting plans and paperwork.
• Minor carpentry/rigging skills are also required.


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 70 pounds) is needed.
• Must be comfortable working on ladders, lifts, and elevated working areas (catwalks, grids, scenery, etc.)
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.