Opera Saratoga
Saratoga Springs , NY

Expires: 07/14/20

Job Dates

Late May- Early July 2020


$500 per week

Opera Saratoga Seasonal

Saratoga Springs, NY
In Residence: June Early July


Opera Saratoga, formerly Lake George Opera, began with a production of Die Fledermaus at the Diamond Point Theatre on July 5, 1962, playing to an audience of 230. The Company now calls Saratoga Springs, New York home and performs for more than 25,000 people annually during the Summer Festival, as well as through community engagement programs year-round. The 2020 Summer Festival under the leadership of Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson, will feature 3 different productions: The Pirates of Penzance, Sky on Swings, Madama Butterfly; as well as a wide variety of concerts at diverse venues unique to the region.


The Assistant Master Electrician/Programmer is responsible for assisting the Master Electrician (ME) in leading the electrics crew and interns by implementing the lighting design for each production of the 2020 Summer Festival. He/she must have the following skills and experience:


Programs the ETC console for tech rehearsals and performances.
Assist the ME in evaluating the lighting plot to generate necessary paperwork for load in.
Assists in supervising the hang and focus of lighting equipment and helps to arrange for the pick-up and return of all borrowed and rented lighting
Assists in the purchasing of all supplies and remains within budget unless authorized by the PM through the ME
Maintains lighting equipment and reports to ME when extensive repairs or replacements are needed.
Performs the essential job functions safely
Is comfortable working at heights from Genie lifts, ladders and scaffolding.
Responsible for a pre-show check, maintenance and repair of all lights during the run of each production.
Take part in all Lighting change overs.
Keeping all work areas clean and promoting a safe working environment.
Being a part of the run crew as needed for each production.
Any other duties as assigned


2+ years experience as Assistant Master Electrician, or 3+ years experience as an Electrician/Lead working in professional opera and/or theater
Basic knowledge of electricity and how it applies to theatrical lighting
Experience in both hang and focus of theatrical lighting equipment
Ability to read a light plot.
Ability to safely lift 60+ pounds.
Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
Able to work above 20+ feet comfortably
Computer proficient (MS word, Excel, Vectorworks, or AutoCad, and internet file sharing)
Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges
Well-developed communication skills
Experience in a supervisory position and leading crew calls
Maturity and understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
Drivers License required


Competitive compensation based on experience. Housing during the Summer Residency period is provided.


Please send a resume and cover letter with at least two references that can speak directly to your skill set for this position to: Jason Barroncini, Production Manager

Opera Saratoga is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Jason Barroncini

Production Manager


Business Address

19 Roosevelt Drive

# 215

Saratoga Springs , NY 12866

Posted: 01/14/2020 22:51:12 EST

Last Updated: 01/15/2020 02:00 EST

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