Lighting Supervisor

Lighting Supervisor


Reports to the Director of Production and Operations 


The primary responsibility of the Lighting Supervisor is to oversee the production lighting department and implement lighting needs for events presented by and/or at the Pablo Center.  This position helps lead the Production Team to execute production details of multiple events, with many occurring simultaneously or in close sequence in Pablo Center’s two theaters and alternate event spaces.  The Lighting Supervisor will creatively solve production problems while working within the guidelines of labor and rental agreements, budgets, existing inventory, available schedule; and in keeping with the policies, procedures, and standards of Pablo Center.  The Lighting Supervisor will manage and maintain the lighting inventories for Pablo Center as well as assist in establishing standards and procedures for lighting systems throughout the Center.

The Lighting Supervisor will serve as light designer for UWEC campus events held at Pablo Center, such as Department of Music concerts and Chancellor’s Office events.  In addition, the Lighting Supervisor will provide support for community events held at Pablo Center in roles ranging from technician, advisor, or mentor.

This is a full-time, exempt position.  As such, the Lighting Supervisor must be able to work flexible shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays as determined by the Pablo Center calendar.

This staff member is responsible for upholding the Pablo Center Mission through dedicated job performance and service excellence, with a commitment to holistic student development, and will exhibit behaviors that properly represent Pablo Center’s mission, vision and values including taking substantive measures to create and maintain an inclusive environment free of bias, leading and communicating in a way that champions diversity, and creating inclusive awareness for greater understanding of diversity.


  • Serve as House Electrician/House Lighting Designer for events presented by Pablo Center – including national touring productions – and for constituent productions.

  • Advise constituent theatre companies on Pablo Center lighting standards and procedures.

  • Maintain lighting equipment, track lighting inventory, and keep accurate light plots and paperwork.

  • Conduct lighting calls as needed to advance, strike and restore light plots as well as perform maintenance.

  • Assist in training crew on safe, professional standards for lighting installation and care.

  • Assist with advancing shows, including creating labor and shop orders and providing visiting Designers and Technicians with accurate information.

  • Serve as House LD and/or Board Op for certain events presented by Pablo Center as needed.

  • Coordinate crew and work assignments with other Pablo Center departments.

  • Participate in training for position, safety, first aid, and emergency procedures.

  • Follow the employee handbook and code of conduct.

  • Know building emergency procedures.

  • Know safety protocols for lighting work and alert staff when safety is an issue.

  • Wear PPE in accordance with current building, county health, and OSHA guidelines.

  • Work collaboratively for extended periods of time in close proximity (i.e., distances under five feet) with Artists, Patrons, Students, Community Members, Board Members and Pablo Center Staff.
  • Other duties as assigned or as experience and opportunity allow.


  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study from a nationally-accredited institution.
  • Previously-demonstrated strong leadership, mentoring and training experience in performing arts
  • production.
  • Technical production experience in multi-use facilities or in venues of varying size.
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years of professional experience in theatrical or concert lighting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of principals of lighting design and technology, and electrical safety.
  • Fluent in conventional, LED and moving light fixtures, including hang, focus, circuiting, and patching.
  • Able to read a light plot and lighting paperwork and effectively communicate data to crew.
  • Strong, effective, and positive interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fixture repair and maintenance skills
  • Positive completion of a criminal background check
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • B.A. or B.F.A. in Theatre or comparable professional experience; with training in multiple departments of technical theatre and production design including – but not limited to – lighting, rigging, projections, audio, stagecraft, and stage management.

  • Previous professional experience in theatre and live production as a Master Electrician.

  • Able to program within the EOS family of consoles.  Pablo Center uses the ETC Gio@5 and Element consoles.

  • Experience with automated lighting programming and DMX protocols.  Computer proficiency as it relates to current lighting and projections technology, preferably in both Mac and Windows environments.  Working knowledge of either Vectorworks Spotlight or AutoCAD and working knowledge of Lightwright and QLab.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

  • Experience in a training role and managing people of varying backgrounds and skillsets in professional and pre-professional environments.

  • Able to effectively lead a group, work within a group, and work independently.

  • Organized, attentive, accountable, and creative.

  • Effective at prioritizing, troubleshooting and problem-solving.

  • Strong interest in providing a superior experience to artists and audiences.

  • Established commitment to maintaining a safe work environment.


  • Must be willing to work on ladders and at heights exceeding 25’ in bucket, boom, or scissor lifts.

  • Must be able to work in elevated, exposed workspaces such as front-of-house catwalk positions, lighting grids, and fly towers.

  • Must be able to properly use fall-protection equipment.

  • Must have manual dexterity to efficiently operate a keyboard, use hand tools, and grasp small objects.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 

  • Must be able to perform physical activities such as – but not limited to – prolonged periods of lifting, bending, kneeling, standing, and climbing.

  • Vision requirements: color vision and depth perception.

As a unit within Pablo Center, this position is responsible for upholding Pablo Center’s mission, vision and values through dedicated job performance and service excellence with a commitment to holistic staff development. This position also creates and maintains an inclusive environment free of bias while leading and communicating in ways that champion equity, diversity, and inclusivity and meet the needs of an active and diverse arts community.



$44,000 - $55,000 : Based on Experience


This is a full-time position with benefits.


ADDRESS 128 Graham Ave / Eau Claire WI 54701 WEB:

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