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SF Playhouse seeks Master Electrician for Crystal Anniversary Season!
San Francisco Playhouse

San Francisco, CA

Status: part time, non-exempt, seasonal

Reports to: Production Manager

Schedule: as scheduled during the following load-in and preview weeks: 

  • 11/7/17 – 11/27/17
  • 1/9/18 – 1/29/18
  • 3/5/18 – 3/26/18
  • 4/24/18 – 5/13/18
  • 6/18/18 – 7/15/18


Join the San Francisco Playhouse for its Crystal Anniversary Season!  We are looking for a Master Electrician for the remainder of our 2017 -2018 Season.  We are located in a 199-seat venue in the heart of San Francisco’s Theatre, District, one block from Union Square. In addition to our Mainstage Season, which produces six shows over 46 weeks, we actively engage in the community through our Rising Stars education program and support young professionals in the industry through our Sandbox series of world premieres.  This is a non-union position.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Execute lighting designs while ensuring that the production serves the plans provided by the designer for all SFPH Mainstage productions
  • Supervise the lighting crew for hang, focus, and strike of electrics and special effects for all productions
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work environment
  • Budget accurately, schedule crew members, and coordinate the implementation of labor and materials based on lighting plots and paperwork
  • Coordinate with all shop and department heads in the timely execution of the lighting plots
  • Respond to email in a timely manner
  • Maintain and update all lighting paperwork
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all lighting inventory and systems
  • Assist Production Manager in troubleshooting issues that arise during the run of a show
  • Attend 1 production meeting per show


  • Local Hires Only; No Housing/Transportation provided
  • 3 years of lighting experience of a supervisory nature
  • Knowledge of current stage lighting practices
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Lightwright and either Vectorworks or AutoCAD software
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to problem solve quickly and effectively
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, and follow-through skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work within budget
  • Ability to oversee a crew of 1-4 people
  • Understanding of the design process and ability to clearly communicate with designers and fellow department supervisors
  • Ability to work at heights up to 25’ with the use of lifts and ladders
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs repeatedly throughout the day
  • Ability to program an ETC ION Lighting Console

Deadline: 10-31-2017

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