Lighting Designer

This position reports to the Technical Director.

JOB SUMMARY: Lighting Designers make the best use of the subtle and powerful medium of light, creating effects that can be changed at will to match the mood of the action. Stage lighting functions to make the actors and their environment visible to the audience.

Job Functions:

  • Collaborates with Director on establishing a lighting design
  • Collaborates with Director, set and Costume Designer on a color palette
  • Creates a lighting plot, ground and elevation plan
  • Creates cue sheets
  • Attends production meetings
  • Attends first rehearsal and presents design concept
  • Attends other rehearsals as available
  • Coordinates rental of additional lighting equipment
  • Attends load-in, lighting hang, lighting focus, level set, dress rehearsals, etc.
  • Works within the production budget


  • Paintings and photos showing the mood and style of specific lighting techniques and are gathered through research
  • A lighting plot: a scale drawing of the stage and set as seen from above showing the planned layout of each lighting fixture to be used
  • A vertical section plot: a cross-section of the stage and set drawn to scale showing the vertical sightlines and the height and position of each instrument
  • An instrument schedule: a chart that lists each lighting instrument separately along with the details of its type, wattage, purpose, filter color, the dimmer it will be plugged into and the circuit that will control it
  • A cue sheet: a complete list of the various lighting effects the designer has planned for the show and when they occur.

Interested candidates should send resumes to

Stage Manager

This position reports to the Artistic Director.

This position is contracted by show and must be able to work locally.

JOB SUMMARY: The role of the stage manager is especially important to the director in rehearsals. Here the director and the stage manager work side by side, with the stage manager recording the director's decisions about blocking and notes for the actors, keeping track of logistical and scheduling details and communicating what goes on in rehearsals to the rest of the team. This enables the director to concentrate his or her full attention on directing.

  • Scheduling and running rehearsals and booking of spaces
  • Communicating the director's wishes to designers and crafts people
  • Coordinating the work of the stage crew
  • Calling cues and possibly actors' entrances during performance
  • Overseeing the entire show each time it is performed
  • Generate cast contact sheets
  • Distribute rehearsal schedules to cast and crew
  • Receive and account for cast and crew conflicts
  • Changes to schedule as needed
  • Arrange production meetings
  • Attend production meetings and take minutes and distribute


  • Make announcements and distribute information to cast
  • Assist director in keeping rehearsals running efficiently
  • Record rehearsal start time, end time and breaks.
  • Arrange cast costume fittings schedule with costume designer and cast
  • Keep director running the rehearsal on time
  • Assist director with projects as needed
  • Read lines for absent actors
  • Record actors’ blocking notes
  • Record tech cues from lighting, video and sound designers
  • Generate prop checklists for tracking purposes
  • Set up prop tables based on actors’ entrances and exists
  • Inform actors where their props are located and which scenes they’re used in
  • Answer actor email, phone calls and texts when not at rehearsal
  • Distribute rehearsal calls to actors, the night before the next rehearsal
  • Distribute rehearsal reports to designers after each rehearsal
  • Mark out the dimensions of the set on the floor of the rehearsal hall
  • Make sure rehearsal props and furnishings are available for the actors
  • Attend all rehearsals
  • Notify the designers and crafts people of changes made in rehearsal


  • Call tech cues to ensure each show is consistent
  • Visually scan the stage to ensure cast is safe and in their correct blocking
  • Distribute performance calls to cast
  • Distribute performance reports to designers
  • Generate cast sign in sheet to ensure cast is present and on time
  • Record show start times, end times and intermission times
  • Record tech issues and cast issues as needed
  • Run fight calls as needed
  • Ensure mic checks are executed and running on time
  • Ensure house open is consistent each show
  • Communicate with house management on house open delays
  • Communicate with house management on when to safely allow late patrons to be seated
  • Communicate with house management by giving a five minute warning until intermission
  • Communicate with assistant stage manager(s) backstage to ensure cast are at places as needed
  • Communicate with assistant stage manager(s) backstage ensure deck platforms are clear of cast and scenery before scenery is in motion

Interested candidates should send resumes to

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