Touring Master Electrician – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Mills Entertainment
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Job Details


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Participate in production meetings, conference calls, and training sessions prior to the tour dates, as needed

Conduct technical advances, working in conjunction with the Company Manager who advances front of house, catering, and accommodations

Work with touring Master Carpenter to finalize lineset schedules when a venue cannot provide exact placements we request

Determine when lighting substitutions and/or cuts may have to be made on a venue to venue basis

Ensure all touring equipment is safely and efficiently loaded on and off the truck during load-in and load-out, in conjunction with the Master Carpenter.

Supervise and direct local lighting crew throughout lighting load-in, focus, and strike.

Maintain all tour lighting equipment, including basic maintenance and troubleshooting on moving fixtures and console when necessary

Maintain a log of all maintenance and troubleshooting done on equipment while on the road to be shared and discussed during production meetings

Update and maintain show files on a venue to venue basis, including adjusting levels and timing to fit within a venue’s parameters, and ensuring a show file is saved for every venue.

Ensure console is connected via MIDI to the shows computer prior to house open. Stage Manager will run both lighting and sound cues for performances.

Run the deck during performances with the assistance of the touring Master Carpenter

Call the truck pack from deck during load-in and load-out, with assistance from the touring Master Carpenter and working in conjunction with the touring A1 who calls pack at the truck

Participate in weekly Production meetings and general tour check-ins

Lend assistance to other departments when available

Share in driving responsibilities with touring company. Tour travels in 15 person passenger vans.


Required Skills & Qualifications:

Must have prior touring experience

Proficient at programming, operating, and troubleshooting on an ETC Ion

Proficient with the set-up, operation, and troubleshooting of Mac Viper Profile’s

Competent with the set-up, operation, and troubleshooting of MIDI show control

Competent as a carpenter

Experience with basic rigging techniques

Experienced with calling a conventional lighting focus

Astute attention to detail

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cross-functionally, collaborating with others

Able to manage multiple projects at once, and operate in line with proven systems

Must be able to solve problems as and when they may arise

Strong organizational and adaptability skills

Positive attitude and the ability to remain effective under pressure

Experience working in a dynamic, high-energy environment with a demanding workload

Prior experience working with and supervising a local crew under IATSE union regulations

Prior experience in providing general direction to a crew

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Must pass a background check


Preferred Skills

Higher consideration will be given to candidates with related touring experience of 2 or more years

Higher consideration will be given to candidates who have previously toured with a theatrical show

Higher consideration will be given to candidates with a background in theatre

Additional Information:
Position runs December 2018 through June 2019 with possible layoffs. This is a touring position that will require driving. Weekly rate is $850.00. Travel, accommodations, and per-diem are provided.