Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Participate in production meetings, conference calls, and training sessions prior to the tour dates, as needed
Conduct technical advances, working in conjunction with the Company Manager who advances front of house, catering, and accommodations
Work with touring Master Carpenter to finalize lineset schedules when a venue cannot provide exact placements we request
Determine when lighting substitutions and/or cuts may have to be made on a venue to venue basis
Ensure all touring equipment is safely and efficiently loaded on and off the truck during load-in and load-out, in conjunction with the Master Carpenter.
Supervise and direct local lighting crew throughout lighting load-in, focus, and strike.
Maintain all tour lighting equipment, including basic maintenance and troubleshooting on moving fixtures and console when necessary
Maintain a log of all maintenance and troubleshooting done on equipment while on the road to be shared and discussed during production meetings
Update and maintain show files on a venue to venue basis, including adjusting levels and timing to fit within a venue’s parameters, and ensuring a show file is saved for every venue.
Ensure console is connected via MIDI to the shows computer prior to house open. Stage Manager will run both lighting and sound cues for performances.
Run the deck during performances with the assistance of the touring Master Carpenter
Call the truck pack from deck during load-in and load-out, with assistance from the touring Master Carpenter and working in conjunction with the touring A1 who calls pack at the truck
Participate in weekly Production meetings and general tour check-ins
Lend assistance to other departments when available
Share in driving responsibilities with touring company. Tour travels in 15 person passenger vans.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
Must have prior touring experience
Proficient at programming, operating, and troubleshooting on an ETC Ion
Proficient with the set-up, operation, and troubleshooting of Mac Viper Profile’s
Competent with the set-up, operation, and troubleshooting of MIDI show control
Competent as a carpenter
Experience with basic rigging techniques
Experienced with calling a conventional lighting focus
Astute attention to detail
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cross-functionally, collaborating with others
Able to manage multiple projects at once, and operate in line with proven systems
Must be able to solve problems as and when they may arise
Strong organizational and adaptability skills
Positive attitude and the ability to remain effective under pressure
Experience working in a dynamic, high-energy environment with a demanding workload
Prior experience working with and supervising a local crew under IATSE union regulations
Prior experience in providing general direction to a crew
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Must pass a background check
Higher consideration will be given to candidates who have previously toured with a theatrical show
Higher consideration will be given to candidates with a background in theatre
Additional Information: Position runs December 2018 through June 2019 with possible layoffs. This is a touring position that will require driving. Weekly rate is $850.00. Travel, accommodations, and per-diem are provided.