Head Electrician

Nashville Children's Theatre / Nashville, TN


$36,500 + benefits

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT), a professional theatre for young audiences
celebrating its 92nd season, is seeking a friendly and skilled theatrical Head Electrician to help
create shows for our 2023-2024 season.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in their field(s) in order to best serve the
needs of shows, assist in show and shop maintenance, assist in special projects, and help the
theatre continue to fulfill it’s mission in bringing professional theatre to young audiences in Middle Tennessee.


  • Works with the Lighting Designer, Director of Production, and Technical Director to help
    coordinate, execute, and maintain lighting designs for productions.
  • Be a self-starter, team player, leader, and ability to stay on task is a must.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 60 pounds comfortably.
  • Ability to comfortably work at heights.
  • Familiar with light write, ETC EOS consoles, and vector works.
  • Ability to create hang and focus documentation to make lighting installation smooth
  • Ability to keep accurate documentation of inventory, consumables, and keep stock up to
  • Ability to troubleshoot DMX, ETC console, LED practicals, etc. a must.
  • Familiarity with wiring and programming LED tape, tubing, pucks, etc a must.
  • Working knowledge of Qlab preferred.
  • Ability to stage manage small shows with a small cast
  • Ability to take on other tasks as assigned by the TD or Director of Production


This position will report directly to the Technical Director and Director of Production. The position is an integral member of the team in ensuring our shows are ready to open on time, safely, and with a professional standard in mind. A knowledge of, and passion for the performing arts, especially theatre for young audiences is helpful, but not required. Key attributes include drive, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, humor, energy, and optimism.

This position also includes the opportunity to design shows for our education department and stage manage smaller black box shows in our season.

Head Electrician is a Full Time position with a yearly salary of $36,500 + benefits. All offers of employment are contingent on successful background screening, reference check, and Covid-19 Vaccination Confirmation.

To submit your confidential application, please email careers@nashvillect.org with “Head Electrician” in the email subject line. In your email, please include a brief overview of your skills and experience as well as your current resume and copy of your portfolio in PDF-format with your name as the filename.

Only individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org prior to submitting materials for consideration. Early submission is encouraged. No phone calls will be accepted or returned.
Thank you!

Equal Opportunity Employment: Nashville Children’s Theatre Association is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical