International Festival of Arts + Ideas
New Haven, CT
Concert / Event

Expires: 09/24/23

Job Dates

Mid May through June (Full-Time) + Potentially Some Pre-production in April (Part-Time)


$30/hour per week

Production Electrician

For 27 years, the International Festival of Arts + Ideas (+ldquo;Arts + Ideas+rdquo;) has inspired and delighted audiences with an annual program of over 200 performing arts and humanities events year-round, at least 80% of which are free.

Focused events in June range from world and nationally-renowned speakers sharing the stage with critical local voices for discussions on democracy, to jazz concerts, theatrical performances, dance; takeout mixology classes; bike and walking tours; and live, individual performances by local on-call artists on front lawns and sidewalks throughout the area.

Year-round programs include special town-hall events, a fellowship program for youth, planning and implementing mini-festivals in New Haven+rsquo;s culturally-rich neighborhoods, participation in the NEA Big Read, and our annual Visionary Leadership Award program.


Manage all lighting needs on the Green, and power of infrastructure
Supervise and Lead lighting crew on lighting calls
Set and build schedules for lighting crew in coordination with PM
Assist PM in advancing lighting needs for all festival programs
Assist the Assistant LD and LD on designs as needed
Operation of venue lighting equipment as needed
Supervision of and/or installation of ancillary temporary lighting equipment for venues such as dressing mirror lighting, running lights, etc.
Occasional phone consultation and attendance at pre-festival meetings concerning the lighting of Festival sites.


Prior experience in theatrical or festival electrician experience
Prior experience leading a team
Experience programming lighting consoles with intelligence fixtures
Works well with a team
Manages time efficiently
Good organizational skills
Proficient use of Vectorworks and AutoCAD

Arts + Ideas staff work in a hybrid fashion. Staff members are asked to use our offices as their home base three days per week and have the opportunity to work remotely the remainder of the week.

The International Festival of Arts + Ideas is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, transgender status, gender identity or expression, marital or pregnancy status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, military status, lawful source of income, sexual orientation or physical disability, or any other class of persons or categories protected by law.

The Festival believes in centering Black and Brown communities that are targeted and abused by unjust systems of oppression. The Festival stands in solidarity with the communities, artists, and speakers with whom it collaborates and pledges that its support extends beyond the Festival+rsquo;s performance dates. The Festival will do everything it can to help dismantle systematic racism and raises its voice with those in the community who are already engaged in this vital work. The Festival commits to working alongside the community to create transformative change in New Haven.


Reports to the Production Manager

Key Communication, Lighting Designer, Assistant Lighting Designer, Technical Director




Madeline Miranda

People Generalist



(203) 498-3706

Business Address

195 Church Street

New Haven, CT 06510

Posted: 03/24/2023 08:44:20 EST

Last Updated: 03/24/2023 15:00 EST

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