Wilkes University invites applicants for a Master Electrician / Lighting and Sound Designer, a full-time, salaried, 12-month position in the Division of Performing Arts, to begin in August 2019.
Master Electrician/Lighting and Sound Designer
Wilkes University invites applicants for a Master Electrician / Lighting and Sound Designer, a full-time, salaried, 12-month position in the Division of Performing Arts, to begin in August 2019. Responsibilities include: supervising lighting hangs, focus, load-ins and load-outs; training and managing student crews; maintaining inventory of lighting and sound equipment; creating lighting and sound designs for two annual ballet productions; creating sound design and providing sound support for theatre productions, music concerts, dance concerts and lectures; teaching 2-3 courses per year; recruiting students; and providing occasional technical support for other events. Additional lighting design opportunities may be available, depending on interest and expertise.
Candidates with an MFA are strongly preferred; candidates with a BFA/BA with professional experience will be considered. The ideal candidate will have prior master electrician experience in professional and university settings; experience training and supervising student master electricians; familiarity with digital sound boards, digital sound recording, generation and editing software, and sound reinforcement using wireless microphones; and excellent communication, problem-solving and time-management skills.
For more information and to apply, visit www.wilkes.edu/jobs. Review of applications begins immediately, and the position is open until filled.