Circus Smirkus
Greensboro, VT

Expires: 08/20/19

Job Dates

June to August 2019


$425 per week

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour staff experience firsthand the excitement and adventures of being part of a traditional touring youth circus. Teamwork, a good attitude, and the willingness to get things done are a must! We are seeking a lighting technician to join us as part of our circus family this summer from June to August!

The Lighting Technician will assist the Lighting Designer with the planning, preparation, and execution of all lighting needs for the production. To develop a safe and efficient set-up and tear-down procedure for lighting and sound.


1. Assist the Lighting Designer in the design of the light plot and all electrical elements of production.
2. Assist Lighting Designer in the planning and rental of lighting package with Production Manager.
3. Program lighting cues with Lighting Designer.
4. Responsible for the safe and efficient set-up and take-down of the lighting system at each location.
5. Assist in the set-up and take-down of all other technical equipment including sound and effects.
6. Plan and execute, with the Technical Director, the safe and efficient loading and unloading of technical equipment for travel.
7. Run light board during rehearsals and performances unless excused by the Production Manager or Circus Operations Director.
8. Assist Backlot Manager and Technical Director in set-up and take-down of lot power.
9. Serve as backup generator operator.
10. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all lighting and electrical equipment.
11. Train Technical Director as backup Light Board Operator.
12. Keep an inventory of lighting equipment.
13. Assist in the creation of special effects as requested by the Big Top Tour Directors.
14. Return rented lighting equipment at end of the tour.
15. Assist in the set-up and tear down of back lot at the discretion of the Circus Operations Director. Duties may include but are not limited to: Setting and leveling bunkhouses, running hoses and electrical cords, setting up dishwashing station, setting up picnic tables and dining tent.
16. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
17. Ability to work at heights.
18. Drive company vehicle.
19. Other jobs as needed.

Interested parties please include:

Cover letter
Completed Circus Smirkus Employment Application

Circus Smirkus is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.



Sara Wunderle

Big Top Tour Administrative Director



(802) 533-7443

Fax: (802) 533-2480

Business Address

1 Circus Road

Greensboro, VT 05841

Posted: 03/22/2019 11:30:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/22/2019 10:27 EST

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