Production Manager, Lighting

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

AU Performing Arts Center

Division Name

AU Performing Arts Center

Position Title

Production Manager, Lighting

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Production Manager (Lighting), reporting to the Director of Production, is responsible for executing all aspects of lighting operations including the coordination of technical elements throughout productions presented at the Jay & Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center ( GPAC ), a multi-use performing arts venue hosting touring and professional presentations, university and community performances, and outside event rentals. This position serves as the master electrician and board operator for all productions, and is responsible for lighting design for all in house hosted events, in addition to overseeing lighting crews, maintaining department equipment and work areas, and other responsibilities as assigned.

Essential Functions

The Following essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon unit needs.

1.The Production Manager (Lighting) serves as the master electrician and board operator for productions at GPAC . The Production Manager (Lighting) actively participates and supervises the installation and execution of performances, which includes the preparation, hanging, circuiting, programming, focusing, and striking of stage lighting fixtures for each event. Lighting fixtures include conventional, LED, and moving fixtures.

2. Responsible for overseeing all lighting operations in compliance with GPAC’s vision and mission for excellence. This includes the planning, development, set-up, testing, implementation, and maintenance of equipment used for lighting production of professional, university, and community performances and events.

3. Demonstrates excellent customer service to all patrons, artists, and clients while providing lighting support for all building operations and events. Advises during presenting and rental contract negotiations as to the lighting systems and power capabilities of the spaces and available equipment. Reviews, interprets, and executes all technical riders and lighting requests of user groups. Presents written estimates of cost of labor and materials for each event to Director of Production in a timely manner.

4. Creates and updates lighting specifications for the facility. Manages inventory, storage, repair, and preventative maintenance of all lighting tools and equipment. Updates software and hardware needs in keeping with ongoing current standards for performing arts venues. Maintains accurate inventories of equipment and consumables.

5. Monitors and implements industry best practices in lighting rigging and installation, particularly in relation to health & safety, in all GPAC spaces. Provide regular updates to the Director of Production in all areas of responsibility.

6. Trains and supervises students and part-time employees involved in lighting production operations of the GPAC .

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Field of Study

Lighting Technology, Lighting Design, Technical Theatre, or relevant field however, employer may consider relevant experience in lieu of education, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience loading in and out lighting systems for professional touring live performances.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Strong knowledge of computer applications in Windows and Mac environments and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other Office 365 applications (OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, etc)

Minimum Technology Skills

Knowledge and proficiency in ETC dimmers and consoles; programming, maintaining, and repairing conventional, LED, and moving fixtures; experience with ETC architectural lighting control systems; experience working at heights safely. Knowledge of basic theater rigging. Working knowledge of AC and DC electricity, DMX and Ethernet data control systems.

Minimum License and Certifications

CPR certified or ability to acquire within 30 days of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Certification: Entertainment Technician Certification Program ( ETCP ) from the Entertainment Services and Technology Association ( ESTA ). Completion of Occupational Safety and Health Administration 30 Hour Course (OSHA30). Ability to program ETC Augmented3D.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$35,000 - $58,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Day, Evenings, and Weekends

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Portfolio
  3. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree, OR 8 years of experience if no related degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have 2 years of experience loading in and out lighting systems for live performances?
    • Yes
    • No

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