Stagehand: Production Electrician

Little Island is home to three unique outdoor spaces for social gathering and live performance. We seek a Production Electrician to join the Artistic Programming Department to install and maintain the lighting elements for a variety of multi-disciplinary events and performances. A successful Production Electrician will be an adaptable team member with a passion for supporting artistic needs, strong problem-solving skills, and experience managing crews and solving technical challenges that occur during shop prep and load-in. They are self-motivated and prioritize safety and hospitality in their work. This role reports directly to the Production Manager.

About the Role

  • Hourly Rate: $35/hour-$40/hour
  • Exempt Status: Non-exempt
  • Job Type: Temporary, Full-time
  • Schedule Expectations: Schedule will include frequent nights, overnights, holidays, and weekends
  • Projected Start Date: April 1st, 2024
  • Projected End Date: June 6th, 2024, with opportunity for overhire work as needed and available through the week of October 14th, 2024
  • Employment Duration:  If employed in a temporary position, candidates should note that they will need to reapply for any future positions and there is no presumption for rehire or reoccurring employment in subsequent seasons
  • Please Note: The final employment terms and conditions for these roles will be finalized when Little Island enters into a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local One covering these positions
  • How to Apply: Click the ‘Apply Here’ button below to submit your application. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please let us know at

What You’ll Do

  • Work closely with the Production Manager, Associate Production Manager, project-specific designers, and other Artistic Programming personnel to ensure the successful execution of the technical needs for a variety of events
  • Generate all required paperwork to ensure successful execution of lighting design
  • Supervise shop prep, ensuring that equipment is prepared according to designer specifications
  • Oversee the load-in of lighting equipment into Little Island’s venues, ensuring that work is conducted in a safe manner
  • Collaborate with the Production Manager, Production Carpenter, and Production Audio to solve technical problems that arise during load-in
  • Troubleshoot electrics equipment as required
  • Collaborate on interdepartmental projects during load-in and tech
  • Work with design team during technical rehearsals to adjust lighting system to meet artistic goals
  • Utilize Little Island safety protocols and actively contribute to maintaining a safe work environment
  • Participate in achieving Little Island artistic goals by providing consistent and high-quality production support to a wide range of events in three distinct performance venues in the park
  • Other duties and tasks related to the park and its artistic programming operations as assigned

What You Bring 

  • Relevant lighting experience, including safe rigging practices, networking, and general lighting system troubleshooting techniques
  • Experience reading and interpreting light plots
  • Familiarity with Lightwright
  • Experience with configuration of ETC consoles
  • Familiarity with RoboSpot followspot operation and maintenance a plus
  • Interest in working in public performance settings where guest interaction is a frequent component of day-to-day production activities
  • Knowledge of aerial lift operation (including scissor lifts and articulating boom lifts)The ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs overhead for a sustained amount of time
  • The ability to ascend/descend ladders
  • Availability to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work in U.S.
  • A genuine interest and investment in contributing to our culture of camaraderie and excellence by collaborating and problem-solving cross-departmentally at Little Island
  • Passion for engaging with visitors and guests of Little Island, ensuring they feel welcome and have the information they need in service to a memorable visitor experience

Anticipated Benefits and Perks
(subject to collective bargaining negotiations between Little Island and IATSE Local One)

  • Eligible for accrued sick time (up to 7 days)
  • 401(k)-retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to discounts at neighborhood businesses

Life at Little Island

  • Little Island has 3 distinct outdoor spaces hosting a wide variety of artistic programs throughout the season including a 687-seat amphitheater.
  • Park employees will spend time onsite at Little Island working in outdoor weather conditions, navigating the entire park multiple times a day, and interacting with park visitors to ensure operations are running effectively. Little Island is ADA compliant, and park employees are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for each other and our park’s visitors.
  • Little Island’s Headquarters, located near the park, provides an open floor plan office, shared work areas and kitchen, a locker room, and rehearsal space. It is a dynamic and multi-use space where employees and artists can collaborate, connect, and unwind in between shifts, meetings, and events.
  • Little Island is a proud equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, familial or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. In short, you are welcome here no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you look like. Our park is for everyone, and so is our workplace.