Today, as one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the Jacobs School plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, composers, dancers, and music educators who influence performance and education around the globe. The 160 full-time faculty members in residence include performers, scholars, composers, and teachers of international renown. In addition, many top practitioners and scholars visit the school each year. More than 1,600 students from all 50 states as well as 56 countries study at the Jacobs School. They benefit from the intensity and focus of a conservatory setting combined with the broad academic offerings of a major research university.
The Lighting Specialist is responsible for overseeing all lighting requirements for all Jacobs School of Music opera, ballet and events in the Musical Arts Center. This includes developing, designing and implementing lighting for up to six (6) operas and three (3) ballets produced and performed by the Jacobs School of Music. Facilitating, organizing, and overseeing the design implementation of guest lighting designers. Serves as an advisor to the executive director of production for future projects regarding lighting technology and vision. Works under the Technical Director and in tandem with the House Electrician to coordinate audio, scenic, and lighting needs. Creates drafting, light plots and all necessary paperwork for the execution and archival of productions. Manages all hang and focus sessions. Addresses, advises, and facilitates video projection needs in coordination with designers and the Technical Director. Oversees the use of JSOM lighting and projection equipment. Functions as lighting supervisor for all concert events and other special events in the Musical Arts Center, coordinating schedules with other production units. Acts as lead console programmer and assistant for all guest lighting designers as needed. Attends all relevant meetings pertaining to the operation of the Musical Arts Center and events within.
Along with the house electrician, helps to hire, train and supervise the electrics crew. Maintains and manages the departmental annual budget, crew schedules, and inventory. Coordinates with vendors for equipment rental and purchases to meet vision and design requirements.
This position is on the IU Bloomington campus working in-house at the Musical Arts Center.
This is an on-going, 9-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. August 1 through April 30 each year. Total compensation is paid out monthly August through April. During the summer months, May 1 through July 31, the employee is placed on a short work break. Benefit coverage continues during the short work break.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in theatrical lighting design in a professional or academic setting.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Intimate working knowledge of CAD/Vectorworks, Lightwright, Photoshop, Excel, Word, and standard computer skills; familiarity with photographic and computer software used to create media for projection effects. Current knowledge of latest lighting technology, HD projection software and hardware including media servers and automation. Familiarity with all lighting instruments including automated instruments, projectors, media servers and computerized light boards and dimming systems. Basic electrical and wiring skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals.
Equipment utilized: Familiar with all lighting instruments including automated instruments, projectors, and computerized lightboards and systems. Also familiar with photographic and computer software used to create media for projection effects.
MFA. BFA in Theatrical Lighting Design. Ability to read music along with a basic knowledge of opera and ballet repertoire.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3SA
Department: JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC (BL-MUS-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 71947
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