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New World Symphony
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL, United States

Phone: 3054286708
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Production Technician (Lighting Specialist)


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Miami Beach, FL, United States


Theater Technician-Backstage Production


$23.00 per hour

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Full time



Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Artistic Programs
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt (hourly) 


Works closely with the Vice President of Program Operations, Technical Director and other production personnel in setting up stage, lobby, rehearsal rooms and other spaces for all activities held at the New World Center, elsewhere in the Miami area, and on domestic and international tours. In consultation with the Technical Director and the Director of Lighting, participates in the stage logistics required of all rental-related activities held at the New World Center; including the design and programming of lighting cues, supervision of outside programmers, follow spot operation and general execution of external client lighting needs. Loads equipment and cases; drives truck(s) when appropriate for all events at the New World Center and while transporting equipment locally and on tour. Participates in setting the stage according to the conductor’s specifications and providing the best possible working environment for the musicians. Participates in stage changes during rehearsals and concerts. Ability to work flexible hours that include normal business hours, evenings, weekends and holidays. As directed by the Technical Director and the Director of Lighting, serves as house lighting engineer for selected NWS productions. As directed by the Technical Director and in conjunction with the Director of Lighting, assists in the daily maintenance and operation of all lighting equipment within the New World Center. Participates in weekly departmental and other production meetings. Performs all other duties as assigned.


The physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the Production Technician.  Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Production Technician.  The Production Technician is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee is constantly required to exert various types of physical exertion, such as prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, and lifting.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


While performing the responsibilities of the Production Technician, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Production Technician will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Production Technician.  The Production Technician works in indoor and outdoor work settings with mild to adverse exposure to environmental hazards and must be able to climb stairs and ladders and walk long distances to access all areas of the facility. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to loud. The employee in this position works in varying settings and will be subject to noise and atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odor, dust, etc.


Non-exempt (hourly) position, negotiable salary subject to budgetary parameters.  Extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance; paid vacation, personal, sick and designated holiday leave; employer-matched 401k plan; parking privileges.

Job Requirements:


A bachelor’s degree or higher in technical theater preferred; minimum of three years of theatrical experience, at a music school, orchestra, other performing arts organization, or with a touring company; experience with latest-technology lighting equipment (GrandMA2 lighting console, Varilite VL-1100 moving lights), various video projection systems and audio equipment (DigiDesign D1 mixing console, Yamaha DM2000V2 mixing console), mechanical staging, rigging and screen systems, and sound reinforcement; working knowledge of three-phase power and related systems; ability to interact effectively as a team player with variety of personalities; good written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and to the highest standards of stage and concert presentation; ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously in a demanding, multi-activity work environment; ability to read music; working familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music; a valid drivers’ license; ability to drive a manually operated truck with a lift gate; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database usage.


E-mail cover letter, resume, and verifiable salary history by October 15, 2019 to:
Daniel B. Thompson, Technical Director, New World Symphony;
E-mail:  No phone calls, please.