Master Electrician

Reports to: Artistic Director and Executive Producer

Job Type:   Full-time.   Salaried:  $40,000/yr + health.

The Master Electrician is responsible for lighting production for all shows and events; including, but not limited to, maintenance and repair of all equipment related to electrics; supervising and monitoring all performances of productions; attending tech/dress rehearsals and specified production meetings; serving as Master Electrician or Lighting Designer on outside events using the theater. This position may design shows as assigned by the Artistic Director or Executive Producer. Sierra Rep employees derive deep personal fulfillment from the exemplary completion of their duties and the flexibility required to respond to emergent challenges and opportunities, in accomplishment of the theatre’s evolving work.

Examples of Duties:

Serves as master electrician for all performances in the East Sonora and Fallon House Theatres, including events sponsored by other organizations.

Responsible for hanging, circuiting, focusing different lighting plots as designed by the lighting designer between performance spaces in SRT’s season.

Plan, research and engineer different practical elements, special effects, projections, and other lighting projects for use in productions.

Conducts light check before every performance.

Responsible for repair and maintenance of lighting department equipment.

Serves as a resource for guest lighting designers.

Setting up and breaking down tech tables.

Maintains a safe and clean work/shop environment.

Performs other related work as required.


2-3 years of professional experience in a similar position.

Working knowledge of all technical production and performance aspects of theatre.

Must have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Exceptional computer skills.

Experience working with projectors and projection designers.

Ability to work productively under time pressures and meet deadlines.

Other Requirements:

Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle for transportation to and from business related events.

Work Conditions:

Ability to work long hours when required and work with a flexible schedule.

Must be willing to work at heights (comfortable on tall ladders), around moving machinery, and with exposure to noise, vibration, and dust.

Must be willing to travel and work at various sites.

Ability to work safely in an environment containing potentially hazardous electrical equipment, fumes, and/or materials.

Physical Demands:

Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Must be able to perform physical activities such as lifting, bending, standing, climbing, and/or walking.


To apply for this position, send your cover letter and CV to Artistic Director Jerry Lee at