Student Position Roles and Responsibilities

Master Electrician: Responsible for the realization of the lighting design for the production

Duties include but are limited to:

  • Maintains Concert Rep Plot

  • Attend design meetings as requested, consult with the designer on overall scope of show, facilities, or materials issues, and provide estimates as needed.

  • Oversees the build of any elements using practicals in the production.

  • Works with the Technical Director to schedule the load in and hang and focus of lighting elements.

  • The Master Electrician is responsible for assembling or obtaining the required documentation and resources for the project. Documentation includes:

    • Light Plot (including Section)
    • Color and template information
    • Channel hook-up and instrument schedule
  • Works with the TD  in coordinating any rigging needs of the Lighting Department. The ME is responsible for all necessary rigging materials required by electricians.

  • Coordinates time and space requirements with the other department heads.

  • Supervises all focus calls, ensuring that all work is performed in a safe manner.

  • Works safely above the stage floor on ladders and catwalks

  • Attends all cue writing sessions.

  • Organizes all necessary elements for cue writing sessions. (i.e props, practicals tech table setup etc)

  • Responsible for educating the board-op and other lighting run crew members regarding their duties during the tech and run of the show.

  • Coordinates the return to rep plot during strike


  • Completion of Drama 212

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

Electrician/ Operator: Hangs, circuits, and focuses the lighting plot

Duties include but are limited to:

  • Works with the ME to hang, circuit, and focus the lighting plot.

  • Gathers appropriate equipment to stage and lighting positions.

  • Properly stores equipment when not in use.

  • Works safely above the stage floor on ladders and catwalks

  • At times operates the lighting control board during run of production.


  • Knowledge of instrumentation and lighting control

Sound Engineer: Record, mix, synchronize, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effect using recording machines and equipment.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Liaises with director to achieve production goals.

  • Sets up appropriate monitors, speakers, and/or microphones.

  • Efficiently routes cables to minimize accidents and equipment damage.

  • Properly stores audio equipment when not in use.

  • Programs Audio control interface for the needs of production.

  • Patches the system to meet the needs of production.

  • Records sound effects and/or music for playback.

  • Sets up standing or wireless body mics for performers.

  • Mixes audio for quality and volume.


  • Knowledge of audio equipment and mixing procedures.