Touring Technicians- Lighting Supervisor

Washington DC
Jul 11, 2018
Mar 25, 2019
Full Time

Kennedy Center Education Department seeks versatile, energetic, non-union theater technicians, including lighting, technical, and sound directors, and props/wardrobe supervisors, for its Equity TYA touring production set for January 2019 - May 2019. Technicians receive weekly salary, housing, and per diem. Positions open until filled with interviews beginning June, 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities:

60% Under the guidance of the production's Lighting Designer and as the venue allows, serves as the primary Kennedy Center liaison for adapting and executing the lighting for each venue on tour. This includes, as coordinated with the Stage Manager, calling the focus of the light plot in each venue, running through a cue check before the first performance in each venue, conducting a channel check at the top of each day of performances, watching the show for quality control and cueing, and operating the lighting console if the needs of the venue dictate and the house rules allow. In coordination with the Technical Director, overseeing all technical aspects of the production for each venue, including loading and unloading of the truck, building and break-down of the set, and maintenance of the set.

25% Participate in the shared task of traveling the set and company to and from venues, along with other company technicians.

15% Communicating with the productions creative team in order to successfully achieve the desired production goals consistently in performance.


Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of technical theater experience in lighting, sound, general stagecraft, and safe working procedures. Prior touring experience preferred.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

Valid driver's license, excellent driving record and ability to drive a 26' truck essential. Applicant must possess excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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