Reporting to the Production Manager, the
Head Electrician will help supervise all aspects of Stage Electrics at the
Emerson Colonial Theatre and will serve as a member of the House Crew. Must be able to work scheduled events
which may include nights, weekends, and holidays (as needed).
The Head Electrician must be able
primary job functions of a Stage/Production Electrician
move a minimum of 50lbs
continuously throughout a 3-5 hour period
hand tools, climb ladders, work at varying heights and perform other physical
tasks typical of a Head Electrician
enforcing safety standards and procedures, as set out by the Production
House Steward in making sure the full complement of employees, as required by
the needs of the attraction, reports to work for each call on time and ready to
Production Manager in managing and maintaining all House Lighting Equipment.
accurate, detailed, and timely payroll reports using Microsoft Excel and other
software as may be required and provided.
at the Theatre for the entire duration of each call of each production or
event, in which the Head Electrician is assigned, except for reasonable
absences approved in advance by the Production Manager.
timely and thorough responses to production inquires, questions and requests.
other duties customarily performed by Production Department Heads, or as
directed by the Production Manager
6-8 years related professional stage experience.
knowledge of Entertainment lighting practices and technology, including
conventional fixtures, intelligent fixtures, LED fixtures, and current lighting
control consoles and networking. Some experience or background with
Entertainment Lighting Design principles and application preferred.
in advancing show requirements, show prep, and managing the hang, focus, and
operating of lighting for an event or stage attraction.
knowledge of Moving Light Programming, ETC EOS Training Preferred, but not
certification preferred, but would support an applicant prepared to obtain
certification within the first 6-12 months of employment.
understanding of safety issues, Osha 10 training preferred.
read and understand CAD stage drawings, professional lighting paperwork and
comfortably work well within a team environment.
manage others, within the Stage Electrics department.
interpersonal and communication skills in order to interact effectively with
renters and guests, particularly recognizing the multiple types of use for the
Theatre (including, but not limited to; Not-For-Profit productions, Commercial
Productions, and Private Events).
organizational skills, both in terms of information and equipment.
knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, as well as specific industry standard
programs related to Lighting (including AutoCAD, Vectorworks and Lightwright).
working knowledge of basic Video Projections preferred, but not required.
How To Apply:
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to ColonialJobs@theambassadors.com. Please place "Head Electrician” and your
name in the subject line.
February 15, 2019
About this Organization:
Emerson Colonial Theatre is the longest continually operating theatre in Boston, MA. In its storied history, the theatre has debuted such seminal Broadway shows as Anything Goes, Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Born Yesterday, Follies, A Little Night Music, Grand Hotel, and La Cage aux Folles, among others. Reviving a great theatrical tradition, the newly-restored venue officially re-opened with the pre-Broadway World Premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and will be home to Magic Mike The Musical in Fall 2019. As an Ambassador Theatre Group venue, the Colonial is committed to embracing ATG’s vision in becoming the leading live entertainment provider in the world. The Colonial is passionate about creating an engaging and positive environment for both our customers and our employees.