Lighting Technician Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Installs and controls lighting equipment for performances in a
public event facility or theater. Assists supervisor with technical
decisions and arrangements as required. This classification requires
a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of each
performance. Incumbents may be required to lift heavy equipment.
a specialized classification and not part of a series. It is
distinguished from the Theater Technician series in that the
majority of work performed involves the controlling, installing and
designing of lighting systems.
Examples of Duties:
- Runs and controls lighting equipment for events such as
lectures, ballets, theatre, musicals and/or folk festivals.
- Confers with supervisor and production company
representatives to determine lighting requirements; determines
what plans are feasible with equipment available.
- Drafts light plots and oversees the installation of lighting
- Performs minor repairs, cleans and adjusts lighting
- Assists supervisor in scheduling work force for productions.
- Assists supervisor in coordinating technical requirements
such as determining equipment needs and determining when to
schedule work so all deadlines are met.
- Completes payroll and post-production forms, including
information such as length and description of production,
problems and expenses incurred.
- Make recommendations for purchase of lighting equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Skill in operating lighting related equipment.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Associate's Degree in theatrical production or related field AND two
years of lighting design experience; OR, Four years of lighting
design experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience
and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved.
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