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Master Technician, Electrics & Carpentry

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Open Until Filled


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Position Title

Master Technician, Electrics & Carpentry

Department this Position Reports to

Hopkins Center

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SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

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Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Location of Position

Hanover, NH
The Hopkins Center for the Arts

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.

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Position Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Production Manager, this position is classified as IATSE . This Master Technician position is primarily responsible for providing with technical support for theatrical lighting. In addition, the position requires carpentry responsibilities including assembly of sets and staging and the operation of counterweight systems, as well as theatrical video projection. The Hopkins Center presents and produces live arts events of all genres as well as supports College events and functions. This position is a .75 FTE, nine-month position which is regularly scheduled to work at least forty (40) hours per week from September through June.
As strongly as we believe in the power of the arts to transform lives, we at the Hop commit to working against the inequalities that exist within our arts community and in our larger community. We remain steadfast in our determination to continue to work together for the betterment of all by directing our efforts and privilege toward justice and equality.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Associates or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

- Associates’ degree in Technical Theater or the equivalent.
- Three years of experience in technical production of the performing arts.
- Proficiency with ETC lighting console programming
- Employment will be contingent upon possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license and continued qualification as an Approved Driver under the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy.
- Current technical knowledge of theatrical and concert lighting, carpentry, and video, including applicable software programs.
- Ability to train and oversee student and Union personnel in lighting, carpentry, and video technologies.
- Basic knowledge of concert and theatrical sound equipment.
- Familiarity with procedures for safely transporting a variety of musical equipment.
- Familiarity with computers and software including Microsoft Office, Google and other cloud based platforms.
- Membership in IATSE required upon hiring.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with others in a diplomatic, constructive, and collaborative manner
- Commitment to working effectively as part of an equitable, anti-racist, anti-biased team and work environment. Related training a plus.
- Work requires physical activity including: frequent bending, kneeling, climbing, standing and working in cramped or awkward positions.
- Work involves regular lifting, carrying and holding objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Role involves exposure to potential hazards as a result from working directly with electricity.
- This position is performed at high altitudes on ladders, personnel lift or on rigging grids.
- The work involves driving trucks up to 28’ in length.
- This position requires irregular hours, including nights, weekends.
- Position requirements may also include wearing special or protective clothing, gloves, goggles or masks, and ear plugs.

Preferred Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre or equivalent
- 5 years of experience in technical production for live arts
- Proficiency with Lightwright, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite software
- Experience with computer networking of theatrical equipment in the live arts environment
- Experience with online streaming and video production front-end and back-end software and services

Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Jan Sillery

Department Contact Phone Number

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Todd Campbell, Senior Production Manager

Department Contact's Phone Number

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?


Special Instructions to Applicants

Work Schedule: 40 hours a week, varied hours including nights and weekends. This is a full-time 9-month position.

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Key Accountabilities


Lighting Support
This position is responsible for creating lighting designs as well as implementing lighting designs by others. Additionally, determines appropriate lighting instrumentation; circuiting; and participates in and/or oversees lighting focus. This includes programming, operating or overseeing the operation of lighting consoles during rehearsals and performances. The Master Tech manages the repair and maintenance of Hopkins Center lighting equipment. Loading and unloading vehicles is an important part of the role as is operating rental vehicles for transportation of artists and equipment to remote performance locations. The Master Tech responds to the needs of artist’s production representatives, directors, designers, etc. and may coordinate assigned activities backstage for department’s needs during rehearsals and performances.

Percentage Of Time



Video Support
Participates in installation and operation of video projectors, display equipment and cameras. Performs basic video editing tasks to prepare media for live presentation as well as assists in the set-up and operation of PowerPoint and other digital media presentations as components of live performances in addition to assisting in operation and production of virtual and live-streamed events.

Percentage Of Time



Carpentry Support
Participates in the installation and assembly of scenery and staging which includes operating and supporting others in the safe operation of counterweight fly systems and assigning appropriate loading of weights for flying scenery and electrics.

Percentage Of Time



Provides direction and oversight of student and Union work crews in all aspects of the production process including monitoring the progress of work with delegated department to ensure that schedules and specifications are met and supervisor are informed on the status of work. May provide instruction to visiting personnel and other production staff, as requested. Assists management in assuring the safe use of stage equipment and in implementing procedures for safe and efficient technical production practices. The Hop provides timely CPR training/certification for all full time technicians.

Percentage Of Time



Sound/Audio Support
Assists in the set-up and operation of concert and event audio needs.

Percentage Of Time




Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned
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