Seasonal, Full Time Electrician / Board Operator (2 open positions)

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse, NY
Syracuse, NY 13210




May 24, 2023

Syracuse Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, is accepting applications for an Electrician / Board Operator (2 open positions).

To Apply - Please complete our online submission form:

The production department and shops support both the professional productions of Syracuse Stage and those of the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Employees work with professionals and undergraduates in all areas.

Syracuse Stage is committed to anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work, on and offstage, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Syracuse Stage acknowledges with respect the Onondaga Nation, firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee, the indigenous people on whose ancestral lands Stage stands. (

Candidates from underrepresented groups and those who share these values and have demonstrable experience advocating for anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employee will be subject to all COVID-19 protocols set forth by government, Syracuse University, and partner unions, including but not limited to, documentation of vaccination or documentation of medical/religious exemption from vaccination.

To Apply - Please complete our online submission form:


The Electrician is part of a 3-4 person staff, reporting to the Lighting and Projections Supervisor and works closely with the Assistant Master Electrician, other Electricians, and students to load in, hang, focus and strike shows in two or more spaces. As assigned, the Electrician could serve as board-op, spot-op and/or programmer for a production. The electrics shop is located on site.

The description of the position in this document is representative and not exhaustive. Regular collaboration between shops in the production department and the wider organization is expected. Duties and responsibilities may shift with organizational needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Hang, focus, and maintain lighting and projection equipment

• Program lighting console (when assigned)

• Serve as light board operator (when assigned)

• Serve as follow spot operator (when assigned)

Ideal Candidate Attributes:

• positive attitude

• flexibility

• verbal communication skills

Ideal Candidate Skills:

• Experience in hang, circuiting, and focus of lighting and projections equipment for theatrical productions

• Experience/Knowledge of console programming (ETC consoles preferred)

• General lighting equipment maintenance

• Understanding of PPE and methods appropriate to theater
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

• Participate in the load-in, focus and strike of all Syracuse Stage productions, SU Drama Department productions and ancillary events for Syracuse Stage, including off site productions

• Work includes working at heights, on ladders, and lifts.

• Nights/weekend work is to be expected

• Use proper safety equipment and methods for the job assignments.

• Lift 75 pounds  

Position Dates & Salary Information:

• Full-time seasonal position

• Guaranteed 40 hour work week; including some weekends;

• Overtime may be required, paid at time-and-a-half rate

• Generous benefits package, including health insurance

• Typical schedule is:
Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM (when assigned to shop hours)

• Show/Rehearsal calls as scheduled (when assigned to shows)

• Position 1:
Start date targeted for August 21, 2023
End date is targeted for May 12, 2024 (38 consecutive weeks)

• Position 2:
Start date targeted for August 28, 2023
End date is targeted for May 26, 2024 (39 consecutive weeks)

• Pay rate is $15.25/hour, guaranteed at 40 hours/week, paid weekly on Thursdays. Overtime hours will be paid at 1.5-times the hourly rate.

• 1st paycheck is in the week you start.






Experience Level

Entry Level


Design, Theater

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