House Electrician Sought by Aronoff Center for the Arts


HOUSE ELECTRICIAN – Aronoff Center for the Arts

The Cincinnati Arts Association seeks a House Electrician to join our team at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. The House Electrician works with the Technical Director to coordinate event and production lighting needs. The position manages, maintains, and operates theatrical lighting systems and equipment to ensure the timely and accurate realization of all performance related lighting elements.

The House Electrician responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating production information with incoming technical personnel.
  • Supervising and directing the crew during the lighting hang, focus and operation of theatrical lighting and electrical equipment for performances as needed.
  • Training personnel of proper use of house equipment.
  • Operating the house lights and lighting console(s) and related equipment as required.
  • Ensure all lighting equipment is set-up in a safe manner and adheres to professional standards.
  • Inspect, repair and perform maintenance on all lighting and electrical equipment, systems and accessories throughout the season.
  • Assist other departments with setup, strike and restore of all show equipment including set, props, rigging, projections, and audio when applicable.
  • Serve on running crew for performances as directed.
  • Maintain inventory of lamps and other lighting equipment.
  • Carry out additional theater related tasks as directed by the Technical Director or Director of Operations which may be considered outside the scope of theatrical/performance lighting activities.
  • Keep abreast of new and changing trends in industry to remain current, while increasing knowledge base and expertise.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years related experience required; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities. Experience working with Broadway theatricals and/or experience with pyrotechnics a plus, but not required. The desired candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to exercise good judgment independently. The successful candidate will have excellent computer skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; a high level of organization and attention to accuracy; ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment; multi-task and meet time sensitive deadlines; schedule flexibility (work on nights and weekends will be required); and the ability to regularly exert physical effort in work involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, carrying, crawling, and pushing/pulling of objects.

To Apply:
Applications will be accepted via email only at No phone calls please.
To apply, please send a resume (2 pages maximum) as one complete PDF file (Word documents will not be accepted).

Applications will be accepted until 5:00p.m. EST on Friday, May 4, 2018 by the IATSE Local 5 office. Those applicants endorsed by IATSE Local 5 will be forwarded to CAA for consideration. Applicants will not be contacted individually to confirm receipt of application materials. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Applications will be kept confidential. Candidates will be scheduled for interviews on May 9, 10, or 11, 2018. The selected candidate will be notified no later than May 16th with a desired start date of Monday, May 21, 2018, if available.

The Cincinnati Arts Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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