Theater Master Electrician

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Theater Master Electrician
Employment Class Code N1
FLSA Classification Non-Exempt
Reports to Lincoln Theater Technical Director
Salary Grade H
Work Week 40 Hours
Position Summary

Assumes responsibility for the coordination and oversight of logistics associated with lighting requirements for Lincoln Theater presentations and events. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.

Job Duties

This job description of the job is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs.

Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Coordinates the rental, hanging, gelling, circuiting, focusing, programming and running of lights for all Lincoln Theater presentations and events. Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with vendors in an effort to ensure all lighting requirements for Lincoln Theater events are met. Complies with all applicable electrical-related safety codes. Maintains and observes all safety policies and procedures to ensure safe work conditions and reduce hazards at all times. Practices energy conservation.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 30
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Applies knowledge and skills in the use of tools, instruments and equipment relating to electrical installation and maintenance tasks Lincoln Theater. Programs computerized lighting consoles.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 25
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Collaborates with internal constituents as well as external lighting designers in an effort to accomplish the artistic realization of the director’s concept. Meets with Directors to understand conceptual vision and align vision with theater capabilities.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 20
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Organizes, maintains, cleans and troubleshoots all theatrical lighting equipment. Researches and recommends theatrical lighting equipment improvements and/or upgrades as necessary and appropriate.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 5
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Tracks electrical expenses for events from pre-production through post-production. Maintains records detailing current lighting positions, circuit, focus and purpose.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 5
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Works with the Technical Directors to establish scheduling during major shows.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 5
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Assists in all other Hartt performance venues as necessary and/or appropriate.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 5

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS123P
Working Conditions

Stockroom or warehouse.
High noise environment.
Requires extensive safety training and/or protective devices.
Regular exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles.
High dust, dirt, grease environment.
Works on elevated surfaces or below ground level.
Works in darkness or with poor lighting.
Requires travel, including overnight stays.

Physical Effort

Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping.
Typically crawling and/or kneeling.
Requires repeated reaching by extending hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction.
Requires balancing to prevent falling or erratic movement.
Climbing ladders or scaffolds.
Heavy lifting or carrying 51 lbs or more.
Using equipment requiring high dexterity.
Requires distinguishing colors and/or depth perception to judge distances.
Driving and/or operating heavy equipment

Impact of Actions

Decisions and impact are limited to decisions and planning within a small work group or project team.


Varied. Work is complex and varied and requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Problems are not easy to identify, but are similar to those seen before. Moderate analytical ability is needed to gather and interpret data where results/answers can be found after analysis of several facts. Solutions can often be found by using methods chosen before in other situations.

Decision Making

Varied. Supervisor is available on an “as-needed” basis to establish general objectives and to identify potential resources for assistance. Independent judgement is required to select and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures to achieve desired results.

Internal Communication

Requires regular contact within the department and occasional contacts with other departments supplying or gathering factual information.

External Communication

Requires regular contact with outside agencies and the general public supplying or gathering factual information.

Customer Relations

Contact with customers is over the telephone, in writing or in person for ongoing service, handling of routine transactions and providing detailed information about a selected service, product or capability.

Managerial Skills

Has responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of temporary or student workers.

Knowledge & Skills

Formal Technical Skills Requires extensive knowledge of a distinct trade or technical area. Knows policies and procedures and can recommend a course of action based upon these guidelines. Modifies existing methods, procedures or forms as necessary. May work with software applications.

Special Skills

The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Technical School, Certification or Apprenticeship
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation