founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
Wesleyan University is known for its global and experimental
perspective on the arts and its innovative integration of the arts
into the curriculum and the core of campus life. It seeks to serve
as a cultural center for Middletown and the surrounding region, by
working in tandem with faculty, students, community members, and
artists to elevate the arts as a means of understanding the world.
The university’s Arts Production department supports the technical
and production needs of the departments of dance, music, theater
and art and art history, student groups, and university
departments, and Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts’ ( CFA )
which focuses on artistic process and the incubation of original
Reporting to the Technical Director/ CFA Theater Manager, Arts
Production, this role primarily supports technical needs for
lighting and stage/space preparation for different spaces across
campus. It is a student-facing role that involves oversight of
student production crews to ensure work is being done safely and
- Hang, focus, and implement power/data distribution of
theatrical lighting fixtures for a variety of performing arts
productions in the CFA Theater, 92 Theater, and other venues as
- Perform routine maintenance of theatrical lighting inventory,
including cleaning, parts replacement, and minor repair.
- Program EOS Family Consoles during focus, technical rehearsals,
notes sessions and performances
- Lead, guide, and train student production crews in day-to-day
theater operations, preparation for performances, and running
- Arts Production lead technician for Dance Department
performances in the ‘92 Theater
- Implement transitions of theatrical spaces for a variety of
performing arts configurations, including laying out marley,
hanging soft goods, and load in/out of scenic pieces
- Models safe production practices according to Art Production
safety protocols, including proper use of PPE , and ensures others
in space are doing the same
- Monitor or run shows as needed, including serving as crew and
board op when necessary
- In collaboration with Arts Production team, occasionally assist
with other production tasks as needed, including light carpentry
and installation of audio/visual equipment
- Attend Arts Production staff, CFA , and departmental production
- Support and consult on CFA /Arts Production/Arts Department
events outside of CFA Theater as needed
- Support other projects as assigned by the Technical Director/
CFA Theater Manager
This is a .75 FTE position that works approximately 37.5 hours
per week for 39 weeks predominantly during the academic year and
with occasional work weeks spread throughout summer Specific weeks
and hours will vary based on production needs.
This is an on-campus position
Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience
(relevant student experience may be considered) with lighting in a
technical performance environment or an equivalent combination of
education, training, and related experience.
Experience programming EOS Family Consoles.
Experience with various types of equipment related to
theatrical lighting fixtures, equipment, and systems.
Ability to read and implement a theatrical light plot.
Effective communication skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and some weekends and
evenings as needed, particularly during production weeks.
Familiarity with Vectorworks, and/or Lightwright
Demonstrated experience in working independently and as part
of a team.
Demonstrated commitment to working within a diverse
environment and working collegially with individuals of different
Ability to work at a height from a ladder and personnel lift
to hang and focus lighting instruments, sound equipment, and
scenery with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. with or without reasonable
At least three years of technical theater or technical
Experience working in a non-lighting technical field, such as
audio, video, carpentry, or rigging
Familiarity with various arts disciplines and site-specific
Experience working with students and entry-level theatrical
Experience with sustainable theatrical production
Special Instructions to Applicants
Position is open until filled. For full consideration please
apply by June 30th when first review of applications will
All offers to external applicants are contingent on
the candidate’s completion of apre-employment
background check screening
to the satisfaction of
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and
Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University
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