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The Chief Electrician (often abbreviated as CLX) is the senior member of the theatre's stage lighting team, although not necessarily the lighting designer. In common with many theatre jobs, the actual duties of the Chief Electrician vary from theatre to theatre. Some chiefs are responsible for electrical maintenance of the building, some design the lighting for nearly every in-house production, some design no lighting at all.

When necessary, will work with the Lighting Designer and Production Electrician to ensure that all lanterns are set up on stage according to the Lighting Designer's plans, that they are focussed correctly in order to achieve the desired effects, and that they are all patched to the expected channels in the lighting desk. They will be responsible for fixing any electrical problems that occur during the get-in.

Often, the Chief Electrician is responsible for programming the lighting desk (if a "blind plot" has not been done beforehand), and operating it during technical rehearsals, making changes to the lighting states as requested by the Lighting Designer.

This role requires a certain amount of pre-planning in conjunction with the Lighting Designer in the days leading up to the get-in, to ensure that the get-in runs as smoothly as possible. Such planning can include cutting all gels to the correct sizes for the lanterns to be used, and ensuring that a plan for patching lanterns to channels exists.

Most shows in Cambridge will allow the Lighting Designer to make a choice as to whether they want to use a Chief Electrician, or take on the additional repsonsibilities of the Chief Electrician role themselves.

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Chief Electrician Vacancies

Technical roles for Titus Andronicus
Titus AndronicusChurchill
18:15, Mon 5th – Fri 9th April 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
18:00, Mon 12th – Fri 16th April 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
21:00, Mon 19th – Fri 23rd April 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
Easter Vacation

We are looking for: Technical Director , Producer , Assistant Stage Manager , Sound Designer , Director , Production Manager , Chief Electrician , Stage Manager , Video Director , Photographer 

Contact Random Contact 96 before 30th Aug 2022 19:47 for more details.

Technical roles for Our Town
Our TownSt John's
20:45, Sun 24th – Wed 27th July 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
20:00, Sun 31st July – Wed 3rd August 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
19:30, Sun 7th – Wed 10th August 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
Summer Vacation

We are looking for: Video Director , Camera Operator , Chief Electrician , Editor , Assistant Stage Manager , Deputy Stage Manager , Production Electrician , Photographer , Set Designer , Sound Designer , Publicist , Carpenter, Writer , Composer , Technical Director , Producer , Lighting Designer 

Contact Random Contact 14 before 26th Aug 2022 19:47 for more details.

Technical roles for The Rocky Horror Show
The Rocky Horror ShowClare Hall
20:15, Sat 30th April – Fri 6th May 2022 at Random Venue 62
Easter Week 0 to Week 1

We are looking for: Writer , Set Designer , Composer , Production Electrician , Technical Director , Photographer , Carpenter, Lighting Designer , Costume Designer , Deputy Stage Manager , Choreographer , Director , Assistant Stage Manager , Publicist , Chief Electrician , Musical Director 

Contact Random Contact 91 before 22nd Aug 2022 19:47 for more details.

Technical roles for The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Random Society 65
14:45, Tue 5th – Sat 9th October 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
21:00, Tue 12th – Sat 16th October 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
20:45, Tue 19th – Sat 23rd October 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
Michaelmas Week 0 to Week 2

We are looking for: Chief Electrician , Camera Operator , Assistant Stage Manager , Editor , Technical Director , Stage Manager , Writer , Lighting Designer , Publicist , Production Manager , Production Electrician , Producer , Choreographer , Set Designer , Costume Designer , Photographer , Director , Deputy Stage Manager , Publicity Designer , Musical Director , Carpenter, Composer , Sound Designer 

Contact Random Contact 56 before 22nd Aug 2022 19:47 for more details.

Technical roles for Henry V
Henry V – Random Society 17
20:00, Mon 3rd – Sat 8th January 2022 at Random Venue 86
20:00, Mon 10th – Sat 15th January 2022 at Random Venue 86
13:00, Mon 17th – Sat 22nd January 2022 at Random Venue 86
Christmas Vacation to Lent Week 0

We are looking for: Chief Electrician , Deputy Stage Manager , Publicity Designer , Photographer , Choreographer 

Contact Random Contact 52 before 27th Aug 2022 19:47 for more details.

Technical roles for Phèdre
PhèdreS-2
18:30, Mon 15th – Sat 20th October 2018 at Almeida Theatre
Michaelmas Week 2

We are looking for: Carpenter, Chief Electrician , Production Electrician , Publicist , Composer , Choreographer , Director , Lighting Designer , Publicity Designer , Set Designer , Sound Designer , Video Director , Deputy Stage Manager , Stage Manager 

Contact Random Contact 64 before 17th Aug 2022 19:47 for more details.

Technical roles for 42nd Street
42nd StreetDowning
19:30, Wed 11th December 2019 at Random Venue 40
19:45, Fri 13th December 2019 at Haymarket Theatre
19:45, Sun 15th December 2019 at Random Venue 90
19:30, Tue 17th December 2019 at Gielgud Theatre
20:00, Thu 19th December 2019 at Noël Coward Theatre
19:30, Sun 22nd December 2019 at Globe Theatre, London
Christmas Vacation

We are looking for: Production Manager , Assistant Stage Manager , Camera Operator , Chief Electrician , Set Designer , Editor , Technical Director , Choreographer , Publicity Designer , Writer , Lighting Designer , Producer , Video Director 

Contact Random Contact 70 before 31st Aug 2022 19:47 for more details.