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OCT is a vibrant, fun, and supportive workplace staffed by creative people who are passionate about theater, arts education, and community service. 


At Oregon Children’s Theatre, we work hard and have fun. When we hire, we look for people who are creative, collaborative, and passionate about our mission of creating exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. We approach all our work with respect for the intelligence and creativity of children.

OCT is the region’s largest nonprofit performing arts company for young audiences. For 30 years, we have provided professional arts and arts education programs in Oregon and SW Washington. Over a typical season, we reach over 130,000 children and families through stage productions, school performances and residencies, and theater classes. 

OCT is committed to building a creative and dynamic workplace that respects and celebrates individual differences and diversity.  We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to promote equity in our hiring practices inclusive of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status. We recognize that Oregon Children’s Theatre has been staffed by predominately white and able-bodied people over its 30-year history. We are committed to bringing in a more diverse pool of perspectives and lived experiences than has traditionally been represented internally. We especially encourage applications from candidates of traditionally underrepresented communities, and those who can help advance our goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Job Openings

Production Electrician

Category: Temporary, Seasonal
Hours: Variable and somewhat flexible, will include occasional evenings and weekends.   
Department: Production
Supervisor: Production Manager
Location: OCT’s NE Portland Office, Scene Shop & Hatfield Hall
Compensation: Hourly, $18-$20/hour DOE 

Posted:  June 19, 2018
Application Deadline:  Monday, July 23, 2018.  First project begins in September; we encourage you to apply early.  We will review applications on a rolling basis and schedule interviews as they’re considered.   

To Apply:  E-mail a cover letter and resume to Kira Lombardozzi at with subject line “Production Electrician Job.” Please either: 

-Submit all materials as a single PDF (preferred), OR
-Name each file with your last name and document title (Sample: Lombardozzi Resume.pdf)  


The Production Electrician primarily manages the technical execution of lighting designs and supervises crews of stage electricians. OCT produces five mainstage productions in the Newmark and Winningstad Theatres each season (October - May). Additional responsibilities may include implementing or advising elements of projection or sound designs as well as events. The incumbent can expect to work 130-150 hours for each show including meetings, rentals, paperwork preparation, and running the load in & load out crews. Except tech week, hours are flexible. The job duration is show-based, and more than one individual may be hired. 

DUTIES (not all-inclusive)  

  • Faithfully implement the design as intended by the Lighting Designer (LD), communicating with LD throughout the design process to ensure timely, cost effective, professional quality work of the highest possible caliber. 

  • Collaborate with the production design team to facilitate artistic excellence and coordinate resources and schedules. 

  • Ensure that lighting design is executed within appropriate industry and safety standards. 

  • Partner with PM & LD to ensure design is executed within established budget. 

  • Generate and maintain archival documentation of lighting designs. 

  • Manage rentals of all lighting equipment necessary; including needed pick-up and returns. 

  • Consult with Technical Director (TD) to create load-in and strike workflow plans. 

  • Determine crew needs & supervise lighting crews (IATSE and/or non-union) for the load-in and strike/restore of each production. 

  • Organize, document, and manage OCT stock inventory of durable lighting & projection equipment and consumables. Report, repair or replace OCT-owned equipment as needed. 

  • Attend scheduled Production Meetings. 

  • Maintain lighting specific venue drawings and distribute to Lighting Designers. 

  • Additional support for projection design, student work, and events  as determined by PM. 


We seek an individual with directly applicable experience, who is both able to teach and willing to learn.   The successful candidate will be proactive, possess excellent time management and interpersonal skills, have strong attention to detail, and lead with a positive attitude. Being able to think ahead, problem solve and ask for clarification when needed are essential strengths. 

  • Three to five years of professional experience as a theatrical electrician, including at least 2 years as a Master Electrician or equivalent role. 

  • Experience and competence in all manner of theatrical lighting and effects, including DMX control, ETC Eos consoles, projection, LED & conventional fixtures, moving lights, practical wiring, and comfort with using old equipment as well as new technology. 

  • Strong computer proficiency [MS Office, Outlook, Lightwright, CAD software]. 

  • Ability to work days, weekends & evenings as needed to meet production deadlines. 

  • Competence to advise and enforce safety protocols. 

  • Applicant must be able to work both independently and as a crew leader. 

  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and draft technical drawings with CAD (Vectorworks preferred). 

  • Ability to lift, push or maneuver up to 50 lbs repeatedly either alone or with others. 

  • Ability to work at heights via ladders and/or personnel lifts. 

  • Ability to set up, operate, and maintain lighting, sound, and projection systems and configurations. 

  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple initiatives and projects 

  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to drive company van.