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Production Coordinator/Lead Electrician

Posted: 02/12/2023

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Job No: 501240
Department: Creative Arts College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No


Job Summary:
Production Coordinator/Lead Electrician to coordinate production elements for theatre, opera, and music performances in the Center for Performing Arts venues within the College of Creative Arts; support and help execute lighting and sound designs; ensure safe/effective use of the venue and equipment.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • The Production Coordinator/Lead Electrician will oversee technical operations and maintenance of Gates-Abegglen and Studio 88 theatres; coordinate planning and organization for use of theatre spaces by multiple stakeholders; serve as liaison for touring artists/productions; train & supervise electrics/sound student staff; supervise work calls, load-ins and strikes; collaborate with faculty/staff to mentor student designers and technicians; ensure proper and safe use of all equipment; perform proper and timely maintenance of lighting/sound/com equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree + 2 years of related professional theatrical experience; OR 5 years of related professional theatrical experience including at least one year in a supervisory role; OR master’s degree in Theatre. Expertise in at least one area of technical theatre; ability to work independently; experience in supervising crews; ability to work at heights; ability to lift 40lbs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to someone with demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team; commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment; experience working in education/teaching/mentoring. Knowledge of workplace and safety regulations; demonstrated commitment to ongoing training and skill acquisition; theatrical engineering and rigging skills; fluent in CAD and/or Vectorworks; ability to program lighting/sound consoles; ability to design sound for theatrical productions; excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and teaching portfolio. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Julia Guichard, Chair, Search Committee at . 

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications will begin February 23, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 09 Feb 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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