Founded in 1947 by Nina Vance, the Alley Theatre is a pioneer of regional theatre, and one of the leading nonprofit theatre companies in the United States. The Alley has been awarded the prestigious Regional Theatre Tony Award® and the Texas Medal of Arts Award. The Alley has transferred productions to Broadway, Off-Broadway, major European Festivals, and to 40 American cities. Unique among regional theatres, the Alley is committed to maintaining a Resident Acting Company and providing them work year-round. Nationally recognized directors, actors, playwrights, and designers from across the country have regularly joined the Resident Acting Company.
Rob Melrose, Artistic Director at the Alley, took over as artistic leader of the organization in 2019 . His vision for the future of the Alley is both thrilling and ambitious as the Theatre nears its 75th anniversary in 2021-22. When the Theatre reopens, his strategic goals include upholding the Alley’s artistic excellence, keeping longtime Alley Theatre devotees eager to return each season, and creating productions and cultivating new audiences that are as diverse and vibrant as the city of Houston.
Rob Melrose, Managing Director Dean Gladden and the Alley’s leadership team are committed to promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of the Theatre’s programming and operations. We are conscious about fostering an environment where everyone is encouraged to bring their authentic selves. We embrace differences and strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.
JOB START DATE: 9/1/2021
HOURLY: 16/HR Minimum
The Light Board Operator/Electrician is responsible for programming and running the lighting console for all technical, dress and brush-up rehearsals, notes sessions and performances as assigned by the Lighting Director. This position also performs maintenance, hang, focus and other electrician duties as assigned by the Lighting Director
- Programming and running of the lighting console for all technical, dress and brush-up rehearsals, note sessions and performances as assigned by the Lighting Director.
- Involvement as a show electrician (Followspot Operator, Deck Electrician, or Video Technician) as productions require.
- Attending technical rehearsals and run-throughs as assigned by the Lighting Director.
- Supervising other lighting show crew (i.e. Followspot Operators, Deck Electricians, and Video Technicians) during show runs.
- Attending run-throughs as assigned by the Lighting Director.
- Performing daily dimmer/focus checks to maintain the lighting design during the run of the show- correcting any focus problems, changing lamps or burned gel as needed and referring any other problems to the Lighting Director, Assistant Lighting Director, and/or Master Electrician.
- Participating in the preparation of all shows; includes preparing required equipment, organization of color, templates, and other consumables as well as the wiring of practicals and effects.
- Serving as an electrician for all load-ins, changeovers, focus calls, strikes and maintenance calls as assigned by the Lighting Director.
- Help to enforce safety policies and regulations for the Lighting Department staff and overhire.
- Participating in the maintenance of all lighting department equipment and facilities including (but not limited to) the lighting console, all theatrical lighting instrumentation (both conventional and intelligent), practical electrical properties, backstage running lights, projection equipment, chemical foggers, effects devices, cue lights and tech tables.
- Maintaining cleanliness and promoting a safe working environment in all Lighting areas in the theatre: Lighting Office, control booths, dimmer rooms, grids, catwalks, work areas, and storage spaces.
- Representing the theatre’s technical resources as required by the Production Manager for theatre programs including, but not limited to: additional performances, special events, educational and community outreach programs, building rentals and other non-Alley building functions.
- Act in concert with the theatre’s safety policies, including the fall protection and hardhat policies.
- Additional duties as assigned.