Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, OR
UNION | Professional Job

Expires: 04/30/24

Job Dates



$28.75 biweekly

Position Overview:
1. All OSF employees are expected to respect diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, cultures, and religions,
contribute to working in an anti-racist social justice theater, and value Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).
2. The Lead Electrician (LE) is a hands-on, highly technical position responsible for leading teams of Lighting and Video
personnel in the safe operation, implementation, maintenance and repair of all technical aspects of the lighting
systems and lighting designs for the Festival+rsquo;s season.

Pay rate: $28.75 per hour

This is a full-time, non-exempt, Union position covered by IATSE Local 154.

Organizational Background+nbsp;+nbsp;

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) was founded in 1935 in Ashland, OR, and has grown from a three-day festival of two plays to a nationally renowned theatre arts organization that presents a rotating repertory season of up to 10 plays and musicals, including illuminating interpretations of Shakespeare, other enduring classics, and new works. OSF productions have been presented on Broadway, internationally, and at regional, community, and high school theatres across the country. OSF received the 1983 Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and is one of the largest nonprofit theatres in the nation with three stages, including an outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre.


Statement of Purpose+nbsp;+nbsp;

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival creates world-class theatre, revealing our collective humanity through illuminating interpretations of new and classic plays, and inspiring a love of our art form for current and future generations.+nbsp;


Company Values+nbsp;+nbsp;

We are committed to working toward inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, creating a space of belonging for all audiences and employees+mdash;through concrete actions and systemic improvements.+nbsp;
We nurture and support our artists, attracting and retaining diverse, innovative talent across the organization.+nbsp;
We believe in the transformational power of collaborative artmaking and performance.+nbsp;
We recognize the importance of responsible stewardship of resources and sustainable business, financial, and environmental practices.+nbsp;
We serve the public good and engage with and respect our community of artists, audiences, staff, local citizens, patrons, donors, and the greater theatre community worldwide.+nbsp;


Principal Duties and Responsibilities :

1. Models and supports the mission and values of OSF by:
a. Demonstrating inclusive behavior.
b. Maintaining a safe working environment free from any aggressions.
c. Recognizing micro-aggressions and interrupting behaviors that hinder OSF+rsquo;s diversity and inclusion efforts.

2. Leads Lighting department personnel and participates in all hangs, focuses and strikes; creates technical plans for
installation of show-specific specialty lighting projects; creates plans for, builds and installs show-specific specialty
lighting, video and special effect/atmospheric elements collaborates with other production department stakeholders
on the safe installation of set specific lighting and special effects elements.

3. In consultation with other production departments, leads the implementation of overhead rigging of lighting and video

4. Supervises and trains departmental staff in day-to-day lighting department operations and safe practices.

5. In conjunction with the Lighting Department Manager, creates, maintains and updates Lighting Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

6. Creates and manages lighting data networks and circuiting plans for OSF venues.

7. Programs/runs ETC EOS Family lighting consoles for technical rehearsals, and as assigned.

8. Trains departmental staff in programming SOPs.

9. Provides programming support to the show Lighting Programmer/Technician and/or Assistant Lead Electrician during technical rehearsals.

10. Plans and leads work calls in consultation with the Department Manager.

11. In consultation with the Department Manager, Lighting Designer, and other production departments, prioritizes notes and programming calls during the tech process.

12. Trains other OSF production staff in proper operation of lighting equipment when needed (e.g., Stage Operations staff
operating follow spots).

13. Runs and understudies shows as assigned.

14. Creates and maintains necessary lighting related paperwork, working drawings, procedural documents, etc.

15. Creates and executes schedules/procedures for maintenance and repairs of OSF Lighting department equipment and

16. Keeps equipment warranties up to date and refers broken equipment to the Department Manager for off-site repairs

17. Works with other production department staff, to plan and execute interdepartmental, show-related projects.

18. Works with the Department Manager and other stakeholders to create, update and improve changeover procedures,
documentation and check lists.

19. Communicates clearly, concisely, and in a timely fashion with other members of the company.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

20. Upholds best practices of good stagecraft in conjunction with OSF Lighting Department policies, other production
departments and artistic stakeholders.

21. Works alongside and in collaboration with all other production personnel.

22. Assists Video Supervisor and Video Engineers/Technicians with lighting and video systems integrations as needed.

23. Keeps all storage and workspaces organized and clean.

24. Sets up and strikes tech tables.

25. Coordinates and assists with lighting related special projects/requests from Stage Management, and other OSF

26. Runs shows as needed.

27. Performs lighting changeover duties when necessary.

28. Works with other OSF staff on non-show-related, interdepartmental projects as needed.

29. Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received: Lighting Department Manager

Supervision Exercised: Assistant Lead Electricians; Lighting Technicians, other Lighting Department staff; FAIR participants

Qualifications + Skills:

Work Experience: Five (5) years of professional theatrical lighting experience with an emphasis in programming ETC Eos Family Consoles; two (2) years+rsquo; experience supervising staff.

+bull; Expert level knowledge and ability to program ETC EOS Family (EOS Ti, GIO and ION) lighting consoles.
+bull; Expert knowledge of industry standard conventional and automated lighting equipment.
+bull; Expert knowledge of industry standard operating procedures regarding theatrical lighting.
+bull; Expert knowledge of electrical theory and electrical safety.
+bull; Detailed knowledge of Lightwright software.
+bull; Working knowledge of Vectorworks software.
+bull; Working knowledge of NEC guidelines.
+bull; Proficient rigging knowledge/skills.
+bull; Proficient in the use of MS Office suite, e-mail, and cloud-based collaboration software (Mac, PC + apps).
+bull; Ability to read, interpret and create lighting plots, typical theatrical lighting paperwork, and other typical theatrical
technical drawings.
+bull; Ability to effectively lead a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds.
+bull; Ability to build and foster strong working relationships with staff and guest artists throughout OSF+rsquo;s organizational
+bull; Comfortable working with simultaneously rigid and dynamic schedules and procedures, necessitated by OSF+rsquo;s
repertory operations.
+bull; Experience using typical hand and power tools (e.g., screw guns, screwdrivers, shop vacs, etc.)
+bull; Ability to handle stressful situations to achieve successful outcomes.
+bull; Ability to work as a team member in a collaborative environment.
+bull; Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Other Skills, Ability and/or Knowledge:
▪ Experience with Vari*lite, High End and Clay Paky automated luminaires.
▪ Experience with LED fixtures such as ETC Lustr2, PixelLine/PixelRange, Strand, Chroma Q, generic LED/pixel tape, etc.
▪ Extensive working knowledge of wired and wireless lighting control and networking protocols.
▪ Working knowledge of show control protocols (NDI, OSC, Midi, SMPTE, etc.).
▪ Knowledge of Low voltage systems and wiring practices.

Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl. Frequently lift up to 50 lbs. Comfortable regularly working at heights of up to 45+rsquo; in backstage spaces, personnel lifts, and ladders, wearing fall arrest harnesses, ascending vertical ladders of 25+rsquo;. Frequently squat, kneel, or crouch while maintaining position. Stand, walk and sit for up to 10 hours per day.

Hours Requirements:
Standard work week is Tuesday through Sunday. Night-time and weekend hours are regularly required. Overtime is required, especially during technical rehearsal periods. The ability to work a variable, split-shift schedule is required.

Desired Skills:

Familiarity or experience with:
o Moving light maintenance and repairs +ndash; especially certification from a major manufacturer.
o A repertory theater environment
o Electronics/Arduino programming
o Theatrical video projection systems
o Dataton Watchout or other media server software
o Electrical and electronics soldering



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Last Updated: 02/23/2024 02:00 EST

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