Sharp Theater Master Electrician


Sharp Theater Master Electrician

The Juilliard School
New York, NY 10023

Job Details




Sharp Theater Master Electrician



  • Works directly with the various Lighting Designers so as to accomplish the designers’ needs.
  • Prepares all paperwork pertaining to the productions in this space.
  • Insures that all of the lighting/video equipment is properly and safely hung and focused for productions.
  • Wires all practicals for the productions.
  • Attends all production meetings, rehearsals and performances so as to maintain the integrity of the production.
  • Prepares the theater for tech rehearsals with headsets, cue lights, and running lights as needed.
  • Supervises electrics crews throughout the production process.
  • Determines the appropriate crew calls and note sessions with the Electrics Shop Supervisor and the Lighting Designer.
  • Processes all purchase orders used for the rental of equipment or the purchase of items related to the productions.
  • Informs the Electrics Shop Supervisor as to the status of the productions.
  • Instruct the Stage Operations and Stage Managers in regards to the equipment available to them including any concert situations.
  • Works with the Chief Audio Engineer to understand the basic sound support for each production and to assist in the set-up and maintenance thereof.
  • Works with the Staff Electrician/Video Technician to understand the basic video support for each production and to assist in the set-up and maintenance thereof.
  • Archives show productions and all related paperwork and files. Maintains the concert light plot equipment and supervises all electrics aspects of all workshops, concerts, and associated rehearsals.
  • Assists with the training of apprentices in the areas of maintenance, as assistants, and as light board operators.
  • Works on load-ins and focus calls in other spaces as time allows.
  • Fulfills maintenance duties on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis in the theaters and the electrics shops. 

  • Three years' experience as a Master Electrician in a professional venue.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team player and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Computer literacy including the use of Lightwright and Vectorworks.
  • Previous experience in a multi-purpose performance space preferred, specifically a fly house with both manual and electric line sets.
  • Familiarity with theatrical rigging a plus.
  • Experience on opera, drama, and dance productions helpful.
  • Experience in Cad helpful.

The Juilliard School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the School's administration.