Lighting Production Manager

Apply now Job Number: 492319
Department: Office of the Director of Arts
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Office of the Director of Arts

Benefits Eligible? Yes
Pay Classification: Exempt (Salaried)
Position FTE: 1.0
Pay Grade: Exempt - Grade 12

Priority Application Considerations Date: June 13, 2021.
Anticipated Start Date: August, 2021.

The Lighting Production Manager is responsible for supervising the lighting in all spaces of the Weitz Center for Creativity and other venues of the College. The Lighting Production Manager will work with a wide spectrum of academic departments and college offices to technically support performances and events in line with the goals of the Weitz Center. A collaborative-minded, energetic individual will help maximize the facility’s potential.

Required Qualifications:

The Lighting Production Manager will be well-versed in all aspects of lighting, from design to hang-and-focus to operation. The candidate must be familiar with ETC consoles, VectorWorks, Lightwright, and QLab software. Additionally, this position will be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues; They will benefit from a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theater, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation, stage management, computerized lighting systems, video projection, stage carpentry, appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

  • Bachelor’s degree required with up to 10 years of experience.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances.
  • Manage student work crews and instruct students in correct and safe use of equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of various groups, vendors, co-workers , and others.
  • Maintain irregular and extended working hours.
  • Perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment; maintain inventory of necessary supplies.
  • Able to lift, push or pull objects up to 50 pounds using appropriate tools.


A full job description for the Lighting Production Manager role can be viewed by clicking here: Lighting Production Manager.

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Tuesday July 1, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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