Overhire Electrician


The Center for Puppetry Arts is accepting resumes to fill its ever-growing list of electricians for part-time opportunities on an as-needed basis. Overhire work generally involves striking, hanging, cabling, and focusing lighting instruments. Specific duties are outlined by the Master Electrician during the planning process to fill specific needs.  


  • Load-ins, changeovers, and strikes of productions and events
  • Hanging, cabling, and focusing lighting instruments, both conventional and LED.
  • Organizing and putting away lighting equipment.


  • Working on and manipulating ladders up to 17-feet.
  • Lifting and carrying fifty pounds regularly.
  • Carrying heavy objects up and down ladders.
  • Standing for long periods of time.


  • Two years of formal theater education or professional experience.
  • Adaptability and problem-solving.
  • Responsibility and adherence to best practices.
  • Team-oriented attitude.
  • Patience and composure.


  • Ability to read and interpret a light plot.
  • Ability to hang, cable, and focus lighting instruments in a dead-hung space from atop a ladder.
  • Knowledge of the components of lighting instruments and their accessories, how they work, and how to manipulate them.
  • Working knowledge of wiring, cable types, and their purpose.
  • Ability to troubleshoot faulty instruments.


This is a non-exempt (hourly) position. The hourly rates range from $16 to $18 based on experience.  


Please send resume, tech portfolio if applicable to:  williamharmon@puppet.org

Please note any attachments over 10 MB may need to be sent in separate emails. 

No phone calls please.  If you have questions, please email williamharmon@puppet.org.

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