Master Electrician/Lighting Design

Sierra Repertory Theatre
Sonora, CA 95370


Scott Viets

Job Details


Master Electrician/Lighting Designer

Reports to: Producing Artistic Director and General Manager

Job Type:   Full-time.   Salaried:  $27,000/yr + health + Simple IRA (company matching 3%).

Position available:   Immediately


Sierra Repertory Theatre is a professional non-profit theater located in California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Since 1980, Sierra Rep has focused on its original mission: to present audiences with a broad range of theatrical literature at the highest production quality possible; to pay artists and staff a living wage and to make a vibrant contribution to our community’s economy, culture and spirit. Sierra Repertory Theatre is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information about Sierra Repertory Theatre and upcoming shows, please visit and check us out on


Job Description:

The Master Electrician/Lighting Designer is responsible for lighting production for all shows and events; including, but not limited to, maintenance and repair of all equipment related to electrics; supervising and monitoring all performances of productions; attending tech/dress rehearsals and specified production meetings; serving as Master Electrician or Lighting Designer on outside events using the theater. This position may design shows as assigned by the Producing Artistic Director. Sierra Rep employees derive deep personal fulfillment from the exemplary completion of their duties, and in the flexibility required to respond to emergent challenges and opportunities, in accomplishment of the evolving work of the theatre.


Examples of Duties:

Serves as master electrician for all performances in the East Sonora and Fallon House Theatres, including events sponsored by other organizations.

Hang, circuit, focus and program different lighting plots between three performance spaces in SRT’s season.

Plan, research and engineer different practical elements, special effects and other lighting projects for use in productions.

Conducts light check before every performance.

Designs lighting for assigned productions.

Assists in the repair and maintenance of lighting department equipment.

Serves as a resource for guest lighting designers.

Maintains a safe and clean work/shop environment.

Performs other related work as required (Venue lighting maintenance).



Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required.    2-3 years of professional experience in similar position a plus.

Working knowledge of all technical production and performance aspects of theatre.

Must have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Exceptional computer skills and ability to program light boards.

Experience working with projectors and projection designers.

Ability to work productively under time pressures, deadlines and budgets.



Other Requirements:

Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle for transportation to and from business related events.


Work Conditions:

Ability to work long hours when required and work with a flexible schedule.

Must be willing to work at heights (comfortable on tall ladders), around moving machinery, and with exposure to noise, vibration, and dust.

Must be willing to travel and work at various sites.

Ability to work safely in an environment containing potentially hazardous electrical equipment, fumes, and/or materials.


Physical Demands:

Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, standing, climbing, and/or walking.








March 14, 2019 –





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