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Head Electrician

CATEGORY: Technical

Ogunquit Playhouse
Ogunquit, ME

Job Details


Head Electrician

Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, Maine seeks an experienced Head Electrician for our 2024 Season and Arts Academy productions. Approximate dates of employment between March 2024 and November 2024.

Ideal Candidate: Must be detail-oriented, organized and focused in a fast-paced working environment. Experience drafting and executing lighting plots, design/construction of set electrics, and routine equipment maintenance are imperative.

Job Duties/Expectations include (but are not limited to):

- Assign line sets, circuits and dimmers, and determine cable paths for each lighting plot.

- Recognize and acquire necessary rental equipment.

- Pre-production work and planning with other production departments.

- Supervision of electrics team.

- Schedule and plan weekly work calls.

- Repair and maintenance of conventional and automated lighting equipment.

- Show documentation and maintenance.

- Final Show documentation updated and provided to Production Manager for each show.

- Managing and reporting production lighting budget.

- Maintaining and organizing Lighting Department inventory and infrastructure.

- Assist in rehearsals and load-in/strike as necessary.

- Complete AEA Haze and Smoke paperwork for all shows.

- Must be comfortable working at heights and able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

- Job requires ability to sit/stand for long periods of time, and bend, stoop, or kneel while assisting actors, staff, and designer in execution of duties as assigned.

- Job requires ability to lift, carry, move necessary equipment up and down stairs in varied lighting conditions.

- Unconventional hours may be required.

Required Skills:

- EOS Family console configuration and programming

- Lightwright 6 and Vectorworks 2018 or newer

- Proficiency in the safe use of ladders, lifts, and fall arrest equipment.

- Experience with counterweight rigging systems and spotline rigging.

- Network configuration and management (physical networks as well as ETC Net3, sACN, ArtNet, and OSC via Netgear AV line switches).

- Ability to deal with show control- (Midi, OSC, etc.) between lighting controls and media servers, audio, live video.

Helpful Skills:

- Technical skills related to video and projection

- QLab 5

- PRG Mbox, Watchout 10 and Disguise

- General understanding of special effects including, but not limited to, atmospherics and electromechanical effects.

Position is a W2, $23/hr plus O/T and housing included.

Ogunquit Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting the growth of a diverse and inclusive workplace. For our full Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility statement please visit our website: http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/about-us

Ogunquit Playhouse will now be offering Health insurance to all employees who are with the company for 120+ consecutive days and work at least 30 hours weekly. Ogunquit Playhouse will cover 75% of employee’s company sponsored Health insurance premium. Dental and Vision insurance will also be available at the employee’s expense. Employees who work the Ogunquit Playhouse’s entire season will also accrue Earned Paid Leave up to 40 hours. Eligibility is based on the length of the contract. Shortening the length of that contract may affect eligibility.

Please send letter, resume and references to [email protected]. Please include 2024 HEAD ELECTRICIAN in the subject line.


$23.00 – $23.00 per hour



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