Head Electrician – Kirk Douglas Theatre
|Reports to||Production Manager|
|Work Schedule||Full-Time – hours vary and includes overtime, evenings, and weekends|
|Work Location||Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City and from a remote home location|
|Compensation||Starts at $30.00 per hour|
About The Company
At Center Theatre Group, we believe theatre creates an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences. As one of the nation’s most influential non-profit theatre companies, we provide the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Whether it’s producing new work through our robust artistic development programs or engaging people of all ages and backgrounds across Los Angeles through our community and education programs, we put theatre at the center of it all.
Center Theatre Group commits to creating a safe space where the values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion are rooted in all levels and aspects of our work. We aim to attract, nurture and retain staff in a supportive home where we can be our best selves. We celebrate our commonalities and embrace our differences in order to ensure that everyone has access to our work onstage, behind-the-scenes, and in the community.
The Head Electrician is responsible for overseeing all lighting operations at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, working with guest Designers to realize their artistic visions onstage. They supervise the implementation, operation, and maintenance of the lighting and lead crew members in load-ins, technical rehearsals, show runs, and loadouts. The Head Electrician also serves as the Light Board operator for all Kirk Douglas Theatre performances.
- Staff and supervise all lighting installations and strikes for productions at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and take an active role as an electrics crew member as needed. Recruit and schedule support staff for technical rehearsals and performances, including Programmers and Follow-Spot Operators.
- In coordination with the Lighting Designer, implement show specific lighting designs and plots by installing and focusing lighting equipment to the Designer’s specifications.
- Manage the lighting inventories for the Kirk Douglas Theatre, including consumables and lighting-related hardware. Advise Management on new purchases and necessary expenditures.
- Help Production Management with budgets by obtaining estimates and making recommendations on vendor and gear choices, and presenting options to Designers. Arrange for the purchase, rental, or borrowing of equipment as needed to realize designs.
- Serve as the Light Board Operator during show runs and ensure continuity of the lighting design throughout the run of the show.
- Attend production meetings, CTG staff meetings, and rehearsals as needed.
- Schedule and supervise maintenance, repairs, and upgrades of in-house equipment on a regular basis and keep work areas clean and organized.
- Maintain and promote a safe work environment by following and enforcing all safety regulations, providing safety equipment, training employees on safe practices, reporting incidents, managing record keeping, staying up to date on safety issues, and advising on safety-related policy and decisions.
- Approve and submit weekly timesheets for departmental overhires.
- Communicate with incoming touring and rental events as needed to answer their technical questions. Be available for walk-throughs with potential clients and coordinate crew calls with Production Management.
- Build and maintain relationships with vendors.
- Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of Center Theatre Group's goal of being an anti-racist theatre working towards Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for all. Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist workplace practices and policies. Participate in organization-wide anti-racism work and incorporate an anti-racist lens into daily
- Support the Education and Community Partnerships, Institutional Advancement, and Marketing departments in furthering their work. This could include teaching workshops, leading tours, discussing behind-the-scenes activities, or taking on interns or apprentices.
Center Theatre Group provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.
- Working knowledge of current lighting equipment, software, and technology, including consoles, Vectorworks, Lightwright, LED technology, and moving light fixtures.
- Ability to operate the ETC family of lighting consoles.
- Experience with atmospheric effects.
- Willingness to learn about new lighting technologies, CTG will provide training.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate with people that are mixed across lines of differences such as race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and immigrant status.
- Experience effectively leading and managing crews.
- Understanding of rigging, including ability to assist in or lead the installation of lighting equipment preferred.
- Ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver items up to 50 pounds, either alone or with assistance from others, as well as scale ladders and work in high places.
- Ability to multi-task and work effectively while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
- Ability to remain centered and respectful during sensitive situations, guiding teams to consensus in a holistic manner.
- With advanced notice, ability to work a flexible schedule and overtime, including morning, evening, and weekend hours.
CTG offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including retirement plan options, escalating paid vacation, sick, personal days and holidays, paid lunch hour, and health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and employee assistance program.
All employees are required to pass a background check.
It is CTG’s intention to have a workforce which is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination prior to the first date of employment.
How To Apply
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Center Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law. CTG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We support, promote and embrace a diverse workforce.