Master Technician, Electrics & Carpentry

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

ID: 7084214
Posted: August 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Purpose
Reporting to the Senior Production Manager, this position is classified as IATSE. This Master Technician position is primarily responsible for providing with technical support for theatrical lighting. In addition, the position requires carpentry responsibilities including assembly of sets and staging and the operation of counterweight systems, as well as theatrical video projection. The Hopkins Center presents and produces live arts events of all genres as well as supports College events and functions. This position is a .75 FTE, nine-month position which is regularly scheduled to work at least forty (40) hours per week from September through June.

As strongly as we believe in the power of the arts to transform lives, we at the Hop commit to working against the inequalities that exist within our arts community and in our larger community. We remain steadfast in our determination to continue to work together for the betterment of all by directing our efforts and privilege toward justice and equality.
Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp Associates or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Associates’ degree in Technical Theater or the equivalent.
- Three years of experience in technical production of the performing arts.
- Proficiency with ETC lighting console programming
- Employment will be contingent upon possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license and continued qualification as an Approved Driver under the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy.
- Current technical knowledge of theatrical and concert lighting, carpentry, and video, including applicable software programs.
- Ability to train and oversee student and Union personnel in lighting, carpentry, and video technologies.
- Basic knowledge of concert and theatrical sound equipment.
- Familiarity with procedures for safely transporting a variety of musical equipment.
- Familiarity with computers and software including Microsoft Office, Google and other cloud based platforms.
- Membership in IATSE required upon hiring.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with others in a diplomatic, constructive, and collaborative manner
- Commitment to working effectively as part of an equitable, anti-racist, anti-biased team and work environment. Related training a plus.
- Work requires physical activity including: frequent bending, kneeling, climbing, standing and working in cramped or awkward positions.
- Work involves regular lifting, carrying and holding objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Role involves exposure to potential hazards as a result from working directly with electricity.
- This position is performed at high altitudes on ladders, personnel lift or on rigging grids.
- The work involves driving trucks up to 28’ in length.
- This position requires irregular hours, including nights, weekends.
- Position requirements may also include wearing special or protective clothing, gloves, goggles or masks, and ear plugs.
Preferred Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre or equivalent
- 5 years of experience in technical production for live arts
- Proficiency with Lightwright, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite software
- Experience with computer networking of theatrical equipment in the live arts environment
- Experience with online streaming and video production front-end and back-end software and services
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title Todd Campbell, Senior Production Manager
Talent Acquisition Consultant Rabia Gandhi
Equal Opportunity Employer
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Background Check
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please note that Dartmouth has a COVID vaccination requirement for all employees; visit for details and information on requesting an exemption and/or reasonable accommodation. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment.

Dartmouth College is a registered employer in California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont. Employment outside of these thirteen states may require additional authorization.


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