Head of Lighting

Reporting to the Technical Director, the Head of Lighting is a departmental head and a key member of our production team. This is a full time, seasonal position that requires daytime, evening, and weekend shifts.

  • Persephone Theatre is looking for an individual who is excited to take on the following responsibilities:
  • Oversee all Lighting Department activities
  • Work with LX designers to execute their concepts
  • Supervise LX crews during set up and strikes
  • Supervise and participate in the hang and focus of lighting plots
  • Operate the lighting console during technical rehearsals and performances
  • Maintain and repair all theatrical lighting equipment
  • Keep and update lighting inventories for both performance spaces
  • Create and update ‘house’ plots for both theatres
  • Assist with set up, strike, and operation of gear for rental activities
  • Attend production and technical meetings as required
  • Ensure a safe and clean work environment
  • May be required to assist others in the Technical Department, working on various other aspects of the Theatre’s productions, and related facility maintenance.
  • Abide by the Theatre’s safe workplace guidelines and rules, including the Code of Conduct and Anti-Discrimination policies.
  • Carry out any other tasks requested by the TD or PM

Qualifications and skills:

  • Proven experience in theatre as a Lighting Technician
  • Proficiency in set up, programming, and operation of ETC Lighting Consoles, and the use of ETCNet
  • Programming and operation of moving lights, scrollers, and other dmx triggered devices
  • Working understanding of all technical aspects of theatre and live events
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure/ deadlines
  • Experience in lighting for dance, live music, and other performance events
  • Knowledge of basic rigging for theatre is an asset
  • Knowledge of operation of counterweight fly system is an asset
  • First Aid training is an asset
  • Valid Class 5 driving license
  • Must be a team player, and should have a love of the theatre and the performing arts

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to become a member of, and maintain good standing in, IATSE local #300.

Salary and Benefits:

Weekly salary is $1,034.40 per week to be paid bi-weekly. This is subject to change once negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement between Persephone and I.A.T.S.E local 300 has concluded.

  • Overtime is governed under the collective agreement and will be calculated as per clause 16.1.5.
  • Comprehensive extended health plan.

Interested parties should forward a cover letter and resume to the attention of Jody Longworth, Technical Director at [email protected]

Deadline for applications is September 1, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Persephone Theatre, a leading cultural institution in the City of Saskatoon, is looking for a creative and passionate Head of Lighting to join our team. This position is directly responsible for the operation and maintenance of stage related lighting systems in the Theatre’s two venues, Rawlco Radio Hall, and The Backstage Stage.

Persephone Theatre creates in misâskwatôminihk (Saskatoon) in Treaty 6 territory, which includes the Nêhiyawak (Cree) as original signatories and became the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation. We also extend our appreciation to the Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda, Saulteaux and Round Prairie Métis peoples for their contributions in establishing our city of Saskatoon. Persephone sits amidst an increasingly vibrant city centre and attracts a loyal and diverse audience looking for the very best in theatre experiences. From its busy mainstage, studio stage, and rehearsal halls; to its theatre school and youth programming; and the many events held in its venue, Persephone Theatre has established itself as a cultural hub.

Persephone Theatre is committed to reflecting the rich diversity of our community in the stories we tell and the ways in which we undertake creating our work. We prioritize a workplace culture that centres equity, inclusion, and authentic representation. We strongly encourage submissions from those who self-identify as members of historically excluded communities, which includes (but is not limited to) those who identify as IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, or who have a disability or chronic illness.

Employment Policy

Fair and equitable employee and volunteer recruitment practices will be used at all times so that all qualified persons regardless of race, creed, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, nationality, ancestry, ethnic origins, family relationship, number of dependents, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, socio-economic status, or membership in a union will be considered to fill any positions that may become available within the theatre.

Persephone Theatre recognizes that people experience disadvantages achieving candidacy due to systemic oppression. Our candidate search process will be deliberately mindful of under-represented groups, and aims to be cognizant of any biases that may interfere with an equitable hiring practice. Persephone Theatre’s employment goal is to hire competent, highly engaged individuals to constitute a staff and volunteer base that reflects the diversity of our community.

Persephone Theatre relies on section 48 of the Saskatchewan Human Rights code to give preference to marginalized and racialized people.


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