Parallel 45 Theatre Company
Traverse City, MI

Expires: 05/01/20

Job Dates

June 8, 2020-August 7, 2020


$4000-$5000 DOE, Plus housing, plus $200 towards t flat fee

Essential Job Functions:
Attend Production Meetings on mutually agreeable dates, contributing to and assessing technical solutions/systems for executing designs as they are created
Keep in communication with the Lighting Designer about the build schedule, purchase of equipment, and design collaboration process
Assist in the acquisition of the Final Purchase List for Lighting that will be portable and will best execute designs of all three productions
In collaboration with LD, provide creative and technical support throughout the design process as the Associate Lighting Designer
Keep in communication with Set, Props, Wardrobe and Sound Departments regarding storage, transport and security needs and troubleshoot with PM
In coordination with PM, create detailed Lighting work/dark time schedule for summer after final drawings are submitted
Attend on-site production meetings and be prepared to discuss progress
Safely and efficiently install lighting elements into the theatre (as needed) in consultation with LD, TD, and PM
Assist DofP in scheduling and delegating volunteer crews as needed
Coordinate, manage and execute Hang (as needed) + Focus for 4-show rep plot
Be present at tech meetings as scheduled for each production and address notes as needed
Run the lightboard for mainstage performances
Maintain all equipment and respond to all performance reports as needed
Design lights for the TYA production
Serve as the primary representative to speak on the designers behalf after opening night until the end of the season
Supervise electrics department and all assigned persons during All Hands work calls
Dismantle, inventory and store all lighting as previously determined with DofP
Desired Qualifications:
Experience working as a theatre electrician with a comprehensive understanding of theatrical lighting design
Will maintain a safe working environment and execute all work calls under the safety standards set by the Director of Production and Technical Director
Ability to work flexibly as a team member and present a positive attitude
Ability to multi-task multiple projects, maintain organization, and be detail oriented
Self-motivated, with a mature, positive, and enthusiastic attitude towards the goal of providing the highest quality work possible, in a mutually supportive environment.
Ability to work at heights from ladders, personnel lifts, and catwalks.
Ability to lift 50lbs.
Demonstrated interest leading a team and mentoring others

Parallel 45 Theatre produces cutting-edge interpretations of classic plays, giving familiar stories new life and fresh relevance for our northwest Michigan audience. By producing a repertory of reinvented classics, new works and imaginative adaptations, we seek to entertain, encourage critical thought, and inspire conversation in our community. Since 2010, Parallel 45 Theatre has brought more than 150 artists from across the country and around the world to create groundbreaking shows for our audiences. In 2017, Parallel 45 Theatres production of Alice in Wonderland was nominated for a Wilde Award, which honors the best productions, performances and technical work produced or presented by professional theaters across the state.

In 2020, Parallel 45 Theatre will host a 5-week season featuring 4 shows in rotating repertory in our brand new outdoor theatre at Traverse Citys Civic Center Park from July 2 August 2, 2020

We consider diversity and inclusion a driver of institutional excellence and seek out diversity of participation, thought and action, especially from historically underrepresented communities. We seek to champion dignity, visibility and accessibility, while promoting cultural competency, humility and sensitivity. Parallel 45 is an equal opportunity employer.


Jody Cohen

Director of Production



(770) 639-2810

Business Address

PO Box 1829

Traverse City, MI 496851829

Posted: 01/17/2020 09:48:10 EST

Last Updated: 01/17/2020 12:00 EST

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