Lighting Supervisor

The Invitation

Long Wharf Theatre is on an unprecedented journey where art and activism can live side by side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven Community.  

Job Overview

Direct Reports: Lighting/Sound Swing
Reports to: Director of Production (DOP)
Classification: Full-Time, Annual 

The Lighting Supervisor will oversee the electrics department and electrics requirements for all shows, events, and rentals. 

The Duties (including, but not limited to)

  • Collaborate with technical department heads, designers, and directors. 
  • Plan and Budget designs, including rentals. 
  • Hiring and supervising crews. 
  • Manage, track and report materials and labor budgets. 
  • Maintaining equipment, rentals, budgets, and fabrication of custom practicals and effects.  
  • Hang and focus shows on time and on budget. 
  • Set up DMX and networked lighting systems, including wireless DMX. 
  • Set up and maintain all theatrical lighting system including cue lights. 
  • Budget and Plan Designs including rentals. 
  • Process timesheets in a complete and timely manner. 
  • Attend Technical Department Head Meetings and production meetings and any meetings as required by DOP. 
  • Attend trainings in administrative procedures as required. 
  • Attend safety trainings as required. 

The Skills & Expertise Needed

  • Commitment to working within an organization committed to advancing anti-racism, gender equity, and radical inclusion. 
  • Understanding of the following: VectorWorks, Lightwright, ETC consoles, and computer networking. 
  • Ability to supervise crews, work alone or on a team, as needs require. 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. 
  • Self-motivated. 
  • Well organized and detail oriented. 
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis. 
  • Ability to perform many varying tasks in one day. 
  • Values a safe work environment. 
  • Ability to learn web-based software required for the job and for administrative purposes. 
  • Ability to use a computer for email, calendaring, spreadsheets, and word processing. 
  • This is a physically active role that requires the ability to lift heavy objects (50lbs), climb stairs, work at height on various elevation devices for prolonged periods of time, bend and stand for long periods of time as necessary. 
  • Valid US Driver License in good standing subject to a motor vehicle record check.   
  • Provable eligibility to work in the US. 
  • This position requires occasional weekend and evening work. 

The Experience Needed 

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience as a Master Electrician or equivalent. 
  • Ability to supervise crews, work alone or on a team, as needs require.  
  • Self-motivated, Well-organized and detail oriented.  
  • Excellent computer proficiency with email, calendars, spreadsheets, and word processing (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook).  
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude.  
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.  
  • Interest in/knowledge of live theatre or the performing arts. 

The Salary

The annual starting salary is $45,000 to $50,000 plus benefits (including health, dental, life insurance and PTO).

How to Apply 

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter to   

 *Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required as a condition of employment.