Lighting Technician

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Lighting Technician

Set up, or set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems for the ministry's production needs such as: weekend services, P&W Practice, First Wednesday services, conferences, productions and activities as needed. 

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Facts

Department: Television 
Job Status: Full Time 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 
Reports To: Television Director 
Grade/Level:  
Amount of Travel Required: None 
Job Type: Regular 
Positions Supervised: None 

Work Schedule:

  • 30-39 hours per week 

Essential Functions

  • Notify supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed. 
  • Locate and secure settings, properties, effects, and other production necessities. 
  • Working with the director and/or other staff to interpret their creative vision into the lighting design, keep current with new lighting trends and make suggestions to keep the presentation fresh.  
  • Work regularly with the lighting team, teaching them new techniques and helping them acquired the design and effect requested.  
  • Work within the lighting budget and advise on the purchase of suitable equipment via submitting purchase orders to management for approval.  
  • Visiting and assessing locations for technical purposes.  
  • Conduct regular maintenance checks on all lighting equipment and does any maintenance required (e.g. maintaining a supply of bulbs and gels on hand for quick replacement).  
  • Establish lighting requirements.  
  • Perform and/or oversee any lighting upgrades. 
  • Perform plotting, programming and operating lighting consoles for the lighting and special effects and perform assembly of all the lighting and filter equipment needed.  
  • Supervise the focusing of lighting at rehearsals.  
  • Operate and maintain equipment during a shoot including changing lighting between shots as needed.  
  • Responsible for de-rigging all equipment at the end of the broadcast or production and ensuring it is safely transported away from the location and/or stored.  
  • Responsible for communicating with the floor manager, producer and sound technician throughout the project or performance.  
  • Notify floor manager/management of any scheduling changes.  
  • Attend conference, seminars and/or training to keep current on technology and trends.  

Skills, Abilities & Requirements

Education:
High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required

Experience:

  • 2 plus years of experience in Lighting equipment, color theory, electricity and light modifiers
  • Must be experienced in lighting studio, field shoots, and special events.

Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office 

Applying

To apply for this position, download the Employee Application Form (an interactive Microsoft Word document), fill it out, then upload it here.