Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

Expires: 10/29/19

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$525-$575 per week

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company


Seasonal, full time

Reports to:+#8239;Production Manager

Start Date:+#8239;September 9, 2019

End Date:+#8239;October 29, 2019

Work Week:+#8239;6 days, 10 hours/day, overnight during changeovers, a day off may vary week to week

Housing:+#8239;Single room, shared kitchen and bath in company housing

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Hang, circuit, focus, and maintain light plots for Indecent at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm;

Ensure completion of all lighting elements for Indecent to the satisfaction of the Theatre Company and Lighting Designer;

Work with Production Management to ensure all shows are completed within deadlines and budgets;

Implement and execute any onstage practicals, and atmospheric/special effects;

Collaborate with other production departments on all show elements related to Electrics;

Communicate proactively with Lighting Designers, Stage Managers, Directors, guest artists, and other production department heads to ensure safe and appropriate implementation of all lighting elements;

Interpret light plots and create all show-related lighting paperwork;

Program and operate lighting console (ETC Ion) as needed;

Coordinate run crew staffing and schedule for all shows with Production Management;

Attend and participate in all scheduled production and department head meetings;

Order all necessary materials and supplies in a timely manner, and keep active, accurate record of expenses, submitting purchasing paperwork weekly;

Maintain and repair electrical equipment and fixtures in all venues;

Oversee the safety of those working in Electrics department; actively create and maintain a safe working environment in all work areas;

Ensure that personnel are properly trained in the operation of equipment and tools and use appropriate personal protective equipment during all work calls;

Research, acquire and maintain MSDS for products used by the Electrics Department;

Provide support for special events or company projects as needed;


Minimum of 2 years professional Electrics experience as ME or equivalent;

Proven ability to plan and implement lighting designs and to work effectively with Lighting Designers;

Interest in mentoring and training up-and-coming technicians;

Advanced knowledge of ETC Ion lighting consoles, Lightwright, and VectorWorks ;

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, collaborative, communication and leadership skills;

Proven ability to motivate, manage, educate and coordinate staff members of varying proficiency levels;

Demonstrated experience working on multiple productions within tight timelines and budgets;

Demonstrated knowledge of the industry and OSHA standard safety practices;

Ensure proper maintenance and usage of all lighting equipment and hand tools;

Ability to lift 50 lbs safely with assistance;

Comfortable working at heights and in tight, awkward spaces is essential;

Valid drivers license with clean driving record; own car with valid, current insurance coverage preferred. Must be willing to use personal vehicle for business purposes if necessary. Mileage will be reimbursed for all business related trips;

Ability and willingness to work long days with irregular hours with a positive attitude;

Ability to work in a rural area with limited cell phone service;

Compensation is between $525-575/ week, housing included.

Weston Playhouse Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@westonplayhouse.org.

For more information check out our website at https://www.westonplayhouse.org/


Deb Sherrer

General Manager



Business Address


WESTON, VT 05161

Posted: 06/06/2019 16:23:26 EST

Last Updated: 06/06/2019 19:00 EST

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