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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, a national center for the production, presentation, development, and study of the American Theater, seeks an experienced candidate for the Electrician/Running Crew position.

Responsibilities include

  • Prepare, hang and focus lighting in three performance spaces
  • Perform maintenance on lighting equipment
  • Program and operate lighting control board for performances and rehearsal
  • Maintain lighting during run of performances
  • Do daily lights check during the run
  • Assist Master Electrician on special projects and building special effects


  • General knowledge of theatrical lighting equipment
  • Basic electrical knowledge, including trouble shooting single phase, multi-phase and low voltage power systems
  • Operation of ETC EOS family computer lighting consoles
  • Operation of personnel lifts
  • Operations of counter weight fly systems and basic stage rigging
  • Operation of common portable and stationary power tools
  • Climbing ladders, working in high places and heavy lifting
  • Working standing for extended periods
  • Working seated for extended periods
  • Knowledge of ETC Sensor AF dimming systems including ETC GCE and Dimstat or Concert software
  • Basic knowledge of wired and wireless computer networking
  • Operation of automated lighting fixtures

To Apply

Send cover letter, résumé
and references to:

Jay Chiang
Human Resources
Arena Stage
1101 6th St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

No calls please.

Arena Stage values diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.