Overview

The Lighting Coordinator is responsible for supporting all stage lighting, video recording and projection needs for Zoellner Arts Center. These needs include, but are not limited to design, coordinating, supporting, light board operation, and arranging technical and labor requirements for over 250 multidisciplinary music, theater, and other events. Duties will also include supervising and managing the setup and tear down of equipment. The Lighting Coordinator will also teach as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Theater in the area of lighting and video technology.

Provide stage lighting, video and projection (SLVP) services for all center events including the Guest Artist Series, Lehigh University Music Department productions, and rental client events which include, but are not limited to rock, pop, classical, jazz, live theater and speaking programs
Draws upon extensive experience and knowledge of current technologies to determine, negotiate and execute requirements for all events at the Arts Center including; reviewing lighting plots, paperwork, contracts and correspondence from clients, communicating with clients to clarify and facilitate lighting needs; preparing drawings and paperwork to communicate lighting plans to assistant and crew; supervising and implementing lighting plans to prepare lighting equipment for events; supervising or implementing lighting control during events; working within associated production budgets for events
Creates and oversees SLVP design for Lehigh University Music Department productions
Operates equipment consoles as needed
Stays informed of current trends in technology
Evaluates and advises on the purchase and rental of equipment for Arts Center events
Works with a diverse group of Managers, Artists and Technicians; acts as the liaison for Zoellner Arts Center to interface and assist the technical staff of touring productions and rental clients
Supervise and maintain all Zoellner Arts Center house equipment and associated budgets
Responsible for the budgeting, purchasing, installing and maintaining house SLVP equipment
Provide recommendations for major upgrades of video projection and stage lighting equipment
Inventory all equipment within the Arts Center and keep updated for public and internal review
Oversee all use of equipment and return equipment to safe storage at completion of each event
Maintain Arts Center equipment and provide recommendations for capital needs
Develop strategic plan for improving inventory over time and make recommendations for large purchases
Supervises Assistant Lighting Coordinator and other assigned staff including professional and student crew
Develop, communicate and maintain safety standards in the areas of SLVP
Schedule the Assistant Lighting Coordinators’s variable work schedule in consideration of meetings, work calls, rehearsals and events while minimizing overtime
Communicate effectively departmental needs, set annual goals, develop projects and motivate
Directly supervise student workers and hired crew
Collaborate with Zoellner Arts Center technical staff to schedule crew, communicate requirements for production and maintenance and ensure budgets are maintained
Teaches as an adjunct professor for Department of Theater in area of lighting and video technology
Teach three 2-credit courses per semester as assigned by the Department Chair in lighting technology for the Department of Theater, and independent studies as needed and approved
Attend faculty meetings and production meetings, develop syllabi, create and maintain office hours, research textbook and additional classroom teaching aids
Educate and supervise students in the field of stage lighting, video technology and design through classwork, demonstrations and other practical projects; including but not limited to load in/out
Work with Department of Theater to assign student crews, individual student assignments and lab hours in the areas of SLVP technology and other areas of expertise via credited coursework and associated projects
Develop methods for assessment following established standards for evaluating student progress
Attend rehearsals and production meetings as schedule permits to supervise and mentor students in the education of theatrical lighting technology and practice
Fulfill student participation requirements for lighting production activities, rehearsals, tech, performances or strikes
Instruct and supervise student workers in a lab or other teaching environment; making certain that safety protocols are followed
Supervise technical aspects and stage lighting implementation for Theater Department productions
Will nearly continuously use hands and arms to reach, feel and handle objects
Will nearly continuously need to speak and hear
Will often be required to walk, stand, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel crouch or crawl and lift up to 50 pounds.
Will sometimes need to lift up to 100 pounds, work near mechanical parts, or in areas with risk of electrical shock or fumes and airborne particles
This position works with minors
This position has fiscal or financial responsibilities other than employee expense activity, such as processing or approving transactions; monitoring or preparing budgets; or generating income for the University
Will work a variable shift
Periods of high volume, complex, overlapping work that may require working in excess of 60 hours a week; usually during large productions
Required to be on call
Evening, holiday or weekend hours
Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theater or related area with an emphasis in stage lighting or video production required
Three to five years related work experience
Prefer work experience in a professional, year round theater, performing arts center, music hall or related field
Experience work in academic environment is a plus
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent writing ability and organizational skills
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Solid analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
Solid presentation skills
Supervisory experience preferred
Solid computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software as well as Adobe Creative Suite, ETC EOS Family, Vectorworks, QLab, Watchout and other SLVP specific software
Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

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