Posted: May 28, 2021


Salary: $50,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: N/A

Reports To: Production Manager 
Employee Class:   Full Time Exempt 
Work Location: On site at 1333 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002 
Supervisory: Electrics Technicians (Part Time) 

Job Summary 
The House Electrician is a member of the Operations Department and is responsible for supervising all electrics department infrastructure and equipment at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Essential Duties  
Duties include but are not limited to: 

Department Management 

  • Maintain all electrics department equipment and infrastructure, developing repair and replace proposals for the Production Manager and Director of Operations as issues arise
  • Maintain necessary system drawings for permanent installation items and project system builds
  • Maintain the electrics department technical specifications for house lighting systems
  • Maintain the support shops in a clean and safe manner
  • Create and maintain electrics department budgets in coordination with the Production Manager
  • Work with internal and external clients to create top quality productions while upholding the highest standards in professionalism
  • Support the Production Manager in the hiring and supervision of electrics department personnel as required by internal and external clients
  • Oversee the preparation, hang, circuiting, and focus of repertory light plots
  • Support fellow team members in their duties as necessary to ensure a seamless and professional experience for both internal and external clients
  • Attend weekly Operations Department and Production Meetings
  • Perform the duties of the Electrics Technicians when scheduled

Event Management

  • Along with the Production Manager, serve a primary user of Ungerboeck, the event management system used by the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and connected software solutions, in the advancement and execution of events
  • Work with internal and external clients to create top quality events while upholding the highest standards in professionalism
  • Attend production meetings as required to successfully advance each event
  • Schedule Production Department part-time personnel in coordination with the Production Manager
  • As necessary, support production teams and clients with hands-on project participation

Minimum three years of experience as a member of a leader of an Electrics Department team in a multi-venue arts facility. Ability to work nights and weekends as required. Ability to work well with a team. Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems effectively. Ability to multi-task under time constraints and effectively lead staff. Excellent financial, administrative, and organizational skills. Excellent computer skills with knowledge of industry-specific software such as Ungerboeck, CAD programs, Lightwright, Qlab or Isadora, etc. Experience reading architectural and theatrical design drawings. Excellent people skills in a customer service environment. Ability to operate in a flexible manner and adapt to changing circumstances. Individual must be trustworthy and dependable. Ability to troubleshoot theatrical electrics issues as they arise.  Comfortable with working at heights and able to work from a ladder, personnel lift, and/or on a catwalk.

Work Environment: Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able to safely lift and carry 50 lbs. 

Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, holiday, personal days and sick leave, Costco membership, retirement.

Salary: $50,000.00 annually 

Atlas Performing Arts Center is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via