Skylight Music Theatre
Milwaukee, WI
Concert / Event

Expires: 11/12/19

Job Dates

Seasonal, Hourly with consistent forecast work schedule


$12/hour or based on experience

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Master Electrician - Studio
REPORTS TO: Lighting and Sound Supervisor
POSITION: Seasonal, hourly with consistent forecast work schedule. (Summer releases typically offered)

Provide for the lighting, sound and electrical needs for productions and events housed in the Broadway Theatre Center (BTC) ensuring safety, timeliness, and efficiency in implementation.
Assist the Lighting and Sound Supervisor in implementing and maintaining the administrative and production functions of the lighting and audio department.

Be responsible for all lighting and sound needs for Studio Theatre productions, including the testing, maintenance and upkeep of all lighting equipment, projectors, and sound equipment.
Act as the BTC-Studio Theatres principal Master Electrician/board operator for all productions and events as available/scheduled.
Attend and participate in all final run-throughs, system tunings, level settings, technical rehearsals, previews, and performances on which the individual is serving as the board operator.
Review light and sound plots with Lighting and Sound Supervisor to evaluate feasibility.
Prepare and install equipment based on light plots and designer supplied specifications; including but not limited to tech table set-up, i.e. tables, headsets, and video monitors, god mic, etc.
Collaborate to produce show-related lighting and sound paperwork. Maintain neat + accurate records of design execution for a given production. Make archival copies of all paperwork and sound effect media after a production has closed.
Assist Lighting and Sound Supervisor in testing, maintaining, and general upkeep of all lighting, sound, communication, and video distribution equipment for BTC and SMT productions, events, and contracts.
Serve as a member of stage crews for work calls, load-Ins, strikes, and changeovers in Studio Theatre as well as Cabot Theatre.
Adhere to the proper shut-down of all lighting, sound, special effects, stage equipment and other electrical appliances, assuring that the theatre is left in a safe, secure, and appropriately lit manner and that equipment is locked in a secure place.
Attend all appropriate meetings as necessary, including but not limited to feasibility, production, notes, department, and staff meetings as requested.
Other duties as assigned.

A BA in theatre or comparable professional experience, with training in technical theatre including but not limited to basic stagecraft, electrics, theatrical rigging, video/projections, sound reinforcement and design.
Working knowledge of a variety of lighting and sound equipment, methods, materials and techniques.
Computer proficiency as it relates to current lighting and sound technology, preferably both Macintosh and Windows environments. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work on varied projects, whether physical or administrative.
Ability/willingness to collaborate and work as a team member, while maintaining a positive attitude with a diverse staff through strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.

Must be able to lift 75lbs, and able to climb and work from ladders.
Must have the vision, hearing and dexterity to safely operate in a construction environment, operate hand and power tools, stage rigging and fine detailing work if necessary.
This position has irregular hours with regular night and weekend responsibilities.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to DJ Haugen, Director of Production + Facilities at either; 158 North Broadway, Milwaukee WI 53202, or DustinH@SkylightMusicTheatre.org.
Skylight Music Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. Phone inquiries welcome.


Dj Haugen

Director of Production and Facilities



(414) 299-4957

Business Address

158 North Broadway, 6th floor Admin Offices

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Posted: 05/12/2019 17:14:50 EST

Last Updated: 05/12/2019 21:00 EST

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