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Alliance Theatre Atlanta Symphony Orchestra High Museum of Art

Staff Electrician (Seasonal/Full-time)

Job Division: Alliance Theatre

DEPARTMENT: Production

REPORTS TO: Director of Lighting and Projections 

FSLA:  Non-Exempt

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Seasonal/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.

Position Summary:

The Staff Electrician is a key member of the electrics team, which is responsible for realizing lighting and projection designs for the theatre’s 10 annual productions, including LORT B and D stages, and Theatre for Young Audiences shows. The Staff Electrician will work closely with other members of the electrics and projections department: other staff electricians, Assistant Lighting and Projections Director, and over-hire labor.

The Electrician will assist with the hanging, focusing, programming and troubleshooting of lighting and projections equipment used for each production. The Electrician will also help maintain and run shows, assist with repair, and the maintenance of equipment, as well as general clean up.

Work Schedule:

This is a 40 hour per week position at minimum, with the possibility to work overtime. Nights and weekends are common.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Hanging and focusing lights.
  • Installing and maintaining projections equipment.
  • Programming and running shows, including follow spot operation.
  • Attend and participate in all technical rehearsals, crew calls, technical notes and performances as assigned.
  • Cover/run follow-spot operator tracks in case of emergency/illness.
  • Maintenance of equipment and troubleshooting.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Lighting and Projections.


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. Necessary accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic electrical wiring skills are required including 120v standards, 240v standards, and low-voltage practices.
  • Must be familiar with DMX-controlled devices and moving lights.
  • Must demonstrate basic troubleshooting and signal flow knowledge.
  • Knowledge of LED tape protocols, including decoders, power supplies and Pixel tape.
  • Working knowledge of MSC, OSC, ArtNet, and IP based networks.
  • Minor carpentry/rigging skills is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work from various heights with a multitude of lifting devices (ladders, genies, focus tracks, etc).


  • Experience programming EOS family of consoles and knowledge of Vectorworks Spotlight.
  • Experience in a LORT theatre is preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

 Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Necessary accommodations can 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.


Please submit resume and cover letter online at:


Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theatre in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony Award for sustained excellence in programming, education and community engagement. The Alliance has premiered more than 100 productions, including eight that have transferred to Broadway. The Alliance Theatre Education Department reaches over 90,000 students annually through performances, classes, camps and in-school initiatives with programs including the Palefsky Collision Project and the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young. The Alliance nurtures the careers of artists through programs including the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing a premiere for the winner, and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, providing developmental resources for projects devised by local artists.

The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theatre, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off.




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