Hoover Auditorium Lighting Technician/Stage Crew

Lakeside Marblehead, OH Seasonal


Job Title:  Hoover Auditorium Lighting Technician/Stage Crew         

Department:  Programming

Reports To:  Hoover Auditorium Technical Director

Start Date:  May 2023


Position Summary:  Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside Chautauqua is home to a busy summer arts series which presents 5-6 events per week between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Programs include a wide variety of shows including rock bands, symphony concerts, family variety acts (magicians, jugglers), lectures, worship events and more. .   The Hoover Lighting Tech is responsible for the daily operation and overall maintenance of the Hoover Auditorium lighting equipment, as well as the ‘re-focus/design’ for the events presented during season. The position focuses on the start-up, seasonal operation, and shut down of the theatre and lighting system.  The Lighting Tech will work with the Technical Director and Stage Crew to meet each performer’s lighting requirements. Additionally, the lighting technician works with Hoover staff on load in/load out of artist’s equipment and serves as part of the general stage crew.  Must be available from May – August, and ideally through Labor Day weekend.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (To include other duties that may be assigned.)

·      Reviews all technical riders to prep lighting for each show as required by contract

·      Works with performer(s) and/or technical staff on lighting needs for the performance

·      Consults with Hoover Technical Director and Director of Arts Programming regarding lighting requirements and purchases

·      Organizes lighting system for easy use and quick changes required on a daily basis

·      Trains Hoover Stage Crew on lighting basics and light board operation

·      Calls spot cues, if required, when running a show

·      Assists with technical needs for each performance by serving in one of the following roles:

Light Board Operator                                                Video Switcher/Stage Manager

Camera or Spotlight Operator               Backstage Crew/Assistant Stage Manager

·      Assists with daily and weekly cleaning duties both backstage and front of house

·      Provides a safe atmosphere for all guests and employees of Hoover Auditorium

·      Ensures customer relations and satisfaction are of highest priority with all staff

·      Communicates with all parties in an efficient and effective manner

·      Exhibits strong work ethic and professionalism in all aspects of position


Education and/or Experience:

College graduate (or upperclassman with degree in-progress) in theatre/similar field preferred, or 5 years related experience or training. Previous leadership experience beneficial.  Areas of expertise to include lighting for live theatre, music or dance.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift/roll/move up to 75 lbs. Employee may be exposed to wet, cold, humid, hot conditions and may be required to work outdoors for load in. These characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


To apply, please send letter and resume to Shirley Stary:  sstary@lakesideohio.com or 419-798-4461 ext. 216

Lakeside Chautauqua is an equal opportunity employer.

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