Saint Charles, Missouri

Job Title: Temporary Lighting Coordinator

Division:  Academic Affairs

Evaluation Group:   Staff

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Temporary Assignment: ASAP - May 31, 2022

Reports To:   Department Head, Performing Arts

Positions Supervised:   N/A

Job Summary

The lighting coordinator is responsible for designing professional-level lighting within the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

Plans and organizes the design/installation, execution and removal of all lighting elements for all academic and professional shows and events

Operates lighting equipment and provides special electrical effects as needed

Plans and oversees maintenance and repairs of all lighting equipment

Oversees lighting work of student employees and professional contractors

Instructs student crew members during production lab hours

Creates, maintains and modifies lighting plots and paperwork using Vectorworks and Lightwright

Works with appropriate departments and personnel to schedule, organize and supervise student employee calls during lighting installation, execution and removal

Service Excellence

Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence

Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork

Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration

Mentors student lighting designers and technicians in professional techniques and methods

Collaborates with appropriate theater and academic staff to create professional-level lighting designs

Job may require other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

Bachelor’s degree in theatre

Minimum of 3 years’ relevant professional experience 

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in theatre with an emphasis in lighting design and/or technology preferred

Completion of vaccination status survey and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures

Working knowledge of Vectorworks, Lightwright and Microsoft Office Suite

Knowledge of current conventional, light-emitting diode (LED) and intelligent moving lighting instruments, as well as other digital multiplex (DMX)-controlled equipment

Ability to supervise and instruct student and/or electrician crews during hangs, focuses and strikes, as well as in the programming of electronic theater controls (ETC) EOS family control consoles

Ability to interact professionally with actors and audiences

Knowledge of video projection and Adobe graphics programs

Excellent creativity, organizational and communication skills

Ability to use good judgment and think critically

Ability to work autonomously or collaboratively on multiple projects simultaneously

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.  

General theater setting, including stage/fly systems and catwalks

Evening and weekend work

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Adequate mobility to hang lights

Ability to navigate lighting control positions

Ability to work at heights on ladders, lifts and catwalks

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Ability to sit for extended periods of time

Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees.  Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

Saint Charles, Missouri