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    JOB: Lighting Technician (Entry-Level)

    An integral part of a team of theatre electricians, the Lighting Technician’s primary responsibility is assisting in the load-in, maintenance, and operation of theatrical lighting and atmospheric equipment for all productions and events produced at or by Actors Theatre. Further, they are...
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    Thoughts About a Job Title

    This position is non-exempt from overtime.This job does not require a degree and only requires two years of experience.
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    Thoughts About a Job Title

    Thank you all for your thoughts on this topic. We went with "Electrics Shop Coordinator."I posted the job here if you all know anyone that would be interested: https://www.controlbooth.com/threads/job-electrics-shop-coordinator-actors-theatre-of-louisville.45566/
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    JOB: Electrics Shop Coordinator, Actors Theatre of Louisville

    Summary of Position:The Electrics Shop Coordinator is an integral part of our team of theatre electricians. The role’s primary responsibility is assisting in the load-in and operation of theatrical lighting and atmospheric equipment for all productions and events produced at or by Actors...
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    S4 Series 2 Lustr vs Ovation E-910FC

    I've used both, although not simultaneously.The Lustr2s really are the Cadillac right now no matter how you slice it. The 7-color system and the natural color rendering it produces is unrivaled. If you're lighting people, those are the fixtures for you.The Ovations won't be as natural. If...
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    Fixture Reviews

    Also the Ghiblis are dope. Bright and fast.
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    Fixture Reviews

    The Lustr 2 uses a 7 color engine. That increases more subtle colors and natural color rendering on skin tones and other non-white surfaces.The more color points, the more metamers. So you can have more control of your color options.Here’s a cool article about color in LEDs...
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    Thoughts About a Job Title

    The other technicians run shows (we do 4-week runs in 3 venues). So they aren’t usually available for shop work.
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    Thoughts About a Job Title

    I suppose it isn't clear then.Lighting Supervisor - supervises staff, budgets, makes policy, schedules, hires/fires, performs M.E. duties on about 50% of season, installs showsAsst Lighting Supervisor - assists in staff supervision, makes purchases, maintains vendor relationships, performs...
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    Thoughts About a Job Title

    I like this one a lot. Do you think that it would send the message that regular non-shop tasks like hanging and focusing would be excluded from the role?
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    Thoughts About a Job Title

    I meant to also say that the person doesn’t have any supervisory role over staff.Also, Master Electrician duties on shows are fulfilled by Lighting Supervisor or Asst/Assoc Lighting Supervisor. Job X would not be interfacing with designers or advancing shows. It’s like a lighting crew + shop...
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    Thoughts About a Job Title

    I have a lighting department of five persons:Lighting Supervisor Ass't/Assoc. Lighting Supervisor JOB X Lighting Technicians (2)I'm trying to determine the best title for JOB X.JOB X hangs and focuses lights alongside Lighting Technicians. They are responsible for organizing our...
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    1940s J.G. MacAlister Fresnels

    Hey Guys,Thanks for your thoughts!So, firstly, my biggest concern is safety. So if we use them, we're gonna have to clean and maintain them and I don't want that to result in any unsafe conditions.Second, I don't particularly care if I totally preserve the look of the units. So, I'm...
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    1940s J.G. MacAlister Fresnels

    I have found in the bowels of my venue some old fresnels. I believe they are from the 1940s. They are manufactured by J.G. MacAlister (See picture of similar unit).I think they are cool to have around, but I'm worried that the lens ring has asbestos around it and so I'm hesitant to really even...
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    Director thinks he should get LD credit...

    I agree with JC. I think this is all a teachable moment in collaboration. On the next project, you should make him sit down with all the designers for a lengthy design meeting so everyone can express their ideas. Explain that it is important that all members of the team work together as peers. I...