- Lighting Supervisor

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Lighting Supervisor


Lighting Supervisor

Salary: $50,000 - $56,000
• Intermediate Level


Cleveland Play House (CPH) is seeking a Lighting Supervisor to join the production team producing work for our main stages, New Ground Theatre Festival, Education productions, and the CWRU/CPH MFA program

Category Grip / Lighting / Electric  Live Event / On Location Services 
Location Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Sep 28, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Salary range: $50,000 - $56,000 annually

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is seeking a Lighting Supervisor to join the production team producing work for our main stages, New Ground Theatre Festival, Education productions, and the CWRU/CPH MFA program

Responsibilities include:

1. Leadership and Supervision:
• Create a joyful and inclusive work environment that promotes dynamic theatre making
• Find the balance in producing meaningful productions and guiding the process within the parameters determined by material and labor budgets.
• Cultivate a safe, healthy, and inclusive work environment
• Train the run crew as necessary to handle onstage practicals, and train followspot operators as necessary
• Coordinate and manage the hang and focus of light plots; supervising crews and setting crew calls; lead construction of any show specific custom lighting elements or effects

2. Design Support and Collaboration, including Hang, Focus and Tech Process:
• Review all design drawings and actively collaborate on cross-departmental design elements
• Estimate materials and labor costs from Lighting Designers light plots
• Maintain accurate and up to date paperwork for each production, including plot, hook-up, cue sheets, and light board show file
• Communicate with Lighting Designers and electrics crew to accurately implement designs
• Communicate with Lighting Designers, and Director of Production to keep designs within budget and on schedule
• Coordinate with other departments taking into consideration their time schedules to ensure an efficient and cost-effective construction and load-in schedule
• Attend rehearsals as necessary and communicate with Director, Designers and Stage Manager about rehearsal and tech notes.
• Keep up to date with current trends and technologies in lighting design and lighting equipment and provide suggestions to improve the department

3. Shop, Material & Equipment Maintenance:
• Purchase materials, tools and supplies including lamps, gels, templates, tie line, theatrical haze/fog fluids, etc. as necessary for the hanging of theatrical light plots including purchasing or renting additional equipment not in the current inventory
• Manage all aspects of atmospheric effects and equipment; work with stage management to file production Fog and Haze Reports with AEA
• Manage all maintenance of lighting instruments, equipment and tools making sure they are in safe and proper working order
• Keep electrics storage areas clean and free of debris

4. Administration:
• Read scripts for each production
• Consult with Director of Production during budgeting process
• Attend, engage and contribute to Production meetings, Tech Rehearsal note sessions, and weekly Production/Artistic meeting
• Provide timely and up to date reports tracking all expenses
• Recommend annual capital improvements to keep lighting system and inventory state-of-the-art

Required experience, qualities and skills include:

• Strong artistic vision
• Commitment to EDIA principles and creating a joyful and inclusive environment
• Collaborative team member
• Trusted leadership style
• Effective communication and organizational skills
• Knowledge of theatrical lighting systems, instruments and equipment; especially ETC lighting consoles, W-DMX systems, LED technology, and moving light technology
• Working knowledge of theatrical lighting software including Lightwright and VectorWorks;
• Working knowledge of theatrical rigging, basic electricity and wiring
• Budgeting; estimating material purchase, time/labor hours, and rental orders
• Familiarity with I.A.T.S.E. contracts and managing union crews

Positions reporting to Lighting Supervisor:

Head Electrician, Lead Electricians/Lightboard Operators, Followspot Operators and Overhire Electricians. This position also collaborates regularly with all Production Departments, Designers, Directors, Stage Managers and Director of Production.

Work Schedule: Shop Hours M-F 8am-4:30pm; shared attendance with ATD for tech and preview performances includes evenings and weekends

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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