Technical Director / Master Electrician – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live

Mills Entertainment
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Sara Friedman

Job Details


  • 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.


  • 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

  • Must have prior touring experience 
  • 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 January 2020 through June 2020 with possible layoffs.
This is a touring position that will require driving.
Weekly rate is $900.00. Travel, accommodations, per-diem and benefits (if eligible) are provided.


January 2, 2020 – May 31, 2020




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