Master Electrician (Tucson)

Master Electrician (Tucson)

Full-time, non-exempt (hourly)
Reports to Lighting and Projections Supervisor

Position Summary

The Master Electrician works with the Lighting and Projections Supervisor to coordinate, plan, and maintain all of the lighting and video production needs for our unique two-city operation. This is a year-round position working on every production on the mainstage.

Essential Functions

  • Primarily responsible for assisting Lighting and Projections Supervisor with the preparation, installation, and remount of productions;
  • Programming the lighting console during technical rehearsals;
  • Assist the Lighting and Projections Supervisor with the scheduling and organization of all department crew calls;
  • Supervise lighting crew during Hang and Focus;
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining paperwork for each production;
  • Assist in the support of all guest Lighting Designers;
  • Responsible for keeping the extensive lighting and projections inventory well organized, maintained, and cataloged;
  • Assist with other special ATC events and outside rental events;
  • Assist the Lighting and Projections Supervisor in the planning, organizing, and running of Lighting and Projections Department;
  • Assist with the supervision of the Staff Electrician;
  • Attend production meetings and note sessions as required by Lighting and Projections Supervisor;
  • Work with all staff in maintaining backstage safety and organization;
  • Participate in ATC’s Summer on Stage program;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a self-motivated, energetic, and an effective and efficient communicator;
  • Attentive to detail, accountable, and deadline-oriented;
  • Knowledge of both Lightwright and Vectorworks;
  • ETC Ion programming skills required;
  • Able to uphold a tone of collaboration, respect, optimism, and professionalism, both internally and externally, while maintaining composure in a fast-paced setting;
  • Knowledge of projection and video technologies is a plus.


  • College degree preferred;
  • 2-3 years of experience in theatre lighting;
  • Knowledge of network-based lighting and projections systems;
  • Ability to operate and service all theatrical lighting equipment, counterweight flying systems, and personnel lifts;
  • Knowledge of safe practices regarding theatrical electricity and theatrical video technologies;
  • Skilled with all lighting-related equipment, cursory skill with small hand and power tools;
  • Must be able to obtain valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work from heights (i.e. grids, catwalks, ladders, and genie lifts);
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds;
  • Available to work nights and weekends. Work days could be long and include long periods of time either sitting or standing;
  • Frequent overtime during technical rehearsals;
  • Short Phoenix residencies required based on production schedules.

This is a full-time position. Due to the nature of professional theatre, periodic evening and weekend work is expected. Relocation services are not offered.

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter, with three professional references, via email only to Kat Seaton, Lighting and Projections Supervisor at Click here to view this listing as a PDF.

Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or national origin.