Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Production Head Electrician

Atlanta Ballet is seeking a talented, well-motivated, and collaborative individual to fill a contracted position as Production Head Electrician.

  • Reports to Lighting Supervisor & Production Manager/Technical Director  
  • Weeks of Seasonal Employment:September 18-October 4, 2017
    November 20-December 29, 2017
    January 22-February 14, 2018
    March 5-March 21, 2018
    April 2-April 18, 2018
    April 30-May 23, 2018
  • Responsible for providing all lighting and electrical needs, as well as supervising the electrics crew in the warehouse and theater. Other duties as directed by supervisors. 

Job Duties Include: 

  • Maintaining electric shop with our lighting package of 400+ units.
  • Purchasing and renting lighting related materials and FX for all productions.
  • Preparing and managing lighting package for load-in.
  • Determining lighting power requirements for all Atlanta Ballet productions based on Lighting Supervisor information and preparing necessary lighting paperwork.
  • Preparing and maintaining the lighting database and related paper work. 
  • Building of equipment and effects; practicals.
  • Communicating and collaborating with other departments during prep weeks to allow for smooth load in/out.
  • Acting as head electrician during shop prep, load-in, strike, and restore.
  • Maintaining Atlanta Ballet’s electric shop and lighting equipment, including the purchase of all lighting related materials.
  • Overseeing all special effects, pyro, water, and video.
  • Providing practical support to other department functions as required (photo shoots, Ballet Ball, etc.).
  • Maintaining and making necessary repairs to large inventory of touring lighting equipment.
  • Preparing Lightwright paperwork for all dimming and addresses, cable runs, patching and control using a combination of touring gear and house gear/dimmer.
  • Assisting with loading in and out of warehouse.
  • Preparing all color, templates, accessories, as well as pre-hanging show in shop for touring to venues.
  • Organizing shop rental order count in and out; maintaining responsibility for gear while in venues.
  • Organizing and keeping for shop “overhire” assistants while in Ballet warehouse.
  • Supervising of crews for load ins/load outs, show runs, truck packs, hang and strike of lighting gear.
  • Maintaining integrity of great, including burn-outs, color, and re-focus, etc.
  • Maintaining inventory of lighting supplies and stock, ordering, and acquisition.
  • Assisting in loading and unloading of trucks.
  • Coordinating and pre-planning load ins/load outs with Ballet’s Production Manager and venue’s house heads.
  • Performing all duties normally associated with the theatrical production electrician.
  • Taking on additional related duties as directed by the Production Manager and Artistic Director.
  • Contributing to facilities maintenance and repair, as time allows.
  • Tracking budget expense for lighting equipment, materials, and casual or contract labor in the electrics department. 
  • Maintaining appropriate records and submitting invoices for payment and/or reimbursement as set by Atlanta Ballet policies and procedures.
  • Overseeing of electrics crew, casual or contract laborers for all productions.
  • Supervising and directing, as needed, the electrics crew in the theater or venue.
  • Providing guidance and information to all contractors.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years of professional theatrical lighting experience or an undergraduate degree in technical theater.
  • Work experience with touring and rental lighting equipment.
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks.
  • Working knowledge of Lightwright.
  • Experience directing crews of various skill levels.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with ETC ION and dimming systems.
  • Experience with troubleshooting, especially scrollers and moving lights.
  • Experience with unions.
  • Familiarity with pyrotechnics.


Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and reference to No phone calls, please.