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Touring Lighting Technician

CATEGORY: Technical

Rockefeller Productions
Long Island City, NY


Krista Robbins

Job Details



Touring Lighting Technician

Position Overview

Rockefeller Productions is a multi-faceted entertainment company that specializes in high quality family entertainment for the stage, screen, and immersive events for domestic and international markets.

Our productions include beloved characters from iconic properties such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Paddington Bear, That Golden Girls Show, Disney Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, and Pixar Putt along with several major titles in development.

We are seeking a Touring Lighting Technician with at least 2 years’ experience for a theatrical US tour launching as soon as Fall 2022. Theatrical touring experience is required. Rockefeller Productions requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

The Touring Lighting Technician reports to the tour’s Head Carpenter and Company Manager and manages all lighting aspects on the touring production and will serve as the show’s lighting representative on tour.

The Company consists of 15 members. The performance involves 6 x actors/puppeteers, plus 2 touring swings.

This is a non-union contract. Travel will be primarily by bus/van, with potential fly dates, if applicable. The tour’s physical production travels with one 53’ truck and merchandise. Schedule will shift on a weekly basis depending on rehearsal and performance calendar.

Shared hotel room and daily per diem provided by the Presenter/Producer.


Engaging in pre-production preparation, assembly, and testing of any touring lighting equipment, in conjunction with the lighting designer

Attendance at production meetings (in-person, or via Zoom), as required

Attendance at rehearsals to observe final rehearsal run, if required

Creation of an annotated paperwork lighting cues and other lighting requirements

Hands-on involvement and troubleshooting throughout the load in and tech process

All programming, and other engineering duties pertaining to the production’s lighting cues and plot. This includes operating the ETC Ion and/or ETC Nomad light console for every show

In conjunction with Head Carpenter, advance tour production and lighting requirements with local presenter in advance of arrival and sign off upon arrival that requirements are met. Work with local presenter to solve any issues that may arise

Operating and oversee all tour’s lighting and maintaining department and lighting consumables throughout the tour

Supervision of local lighting crew throughout load in, shows, and load out, and ensuring the integration of touring lighting design into each theatre’s existing lighting plot

Overseeing focus of lighting plot in each new venue

Running thorough light checks before each show

Liaising with production and stage management in dealing with any lighting issues during a show, and communication of any lighting requirements or notes to be reported back

Ensuring the integrity of the lighting design, as intended, from venue to venue

Overseeing load in and load out of all touring production lighting equipment (including truck packing) and assisting stage management with general load in / load out duties as required

Other duties as assigned by the Head Carpenter or Lighting Designer


Full COVID-19 vaccination and booster required

Theatrical Touring experience required

Experience operating ETC consoles with the EOS software & ETC Nomad

Experience with automated moving lights required

Experience with Grand MA and Strand consoles a plus, but not necessary

Experience working with, and supervising, local crews under IATSE union regulations required

Experience technical troubleshooting for lighting required

Valid US Driver’s License Required. Available for a shared drive of company van/vehicle if necessary

Ability and willingness to work varied hours

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Ability to read and understand lightplots and Lightwright paperwork

Knowledge and experience with Vectorworks

Must be a strong problem-solver, and have the ability to work under time pressure

Must have experience operating lighting for live theatrical productions

Must have a thorough understanding of technical lighting, including experience in programming consoles in a touring environment

Must be cheerful, adaptable, and willing to work together with the entire production team in the safe, timely, and faithful delivery of the production


$1,000/wk. This position is overtime exempt

Rockefeller Productions is committed to creating a diverse environment and is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Dec 5, 2022 -


$1,200.00 – $1,200.00 per week



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