Job Information

University of Utah First Assistant Electrician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/03/0022

Requisition Number PRN31714B

Job Title Theatrical Technician

Working Title First Assistant Electrician

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Schedule is variable at the discretion of the Master Electrician and as dictated by the production Schedule

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00072 - Pioneer Theatre Company

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This is a full time benefited position, salary is commensurate with experience. Under the direction of the Master Electrician this position serves as a key member of the production team. The First Assistant Electrician will assist preparing for, hanging, focusing, and managing an over-hire crew each show. The First Assistant will have responsibilities for programing assigned shows during the tech process and or operating in tandem with the Master Electrician to complete notes, and when applicable acts as the light board operator for shows. This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at 300S 1400E Salt Lake City, UT 84112 if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


•At the direction of the Master Electrician, assist in the organization and training of 4-8 over-hire electricians for hang and focus of each show

• Work directly with designers, Technical Director and Production manager to establish priorities and keep expenditures within predetermined time, labor and budget constraints based on approved final design..

• Maintain and repair PTC Electrics equipment inventory

• Coordinate production of set electrics with Master Electrician and Technical Director to ensure necessary jobs are completed in an appropriate timeline with set installation.

• Maintain lighting equipment in safe working order.

• Ensure that staff is working in a safe and supportive environment.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

2 years experience as a production electrician in a professional theatre.

Strong verbal and communication skills a must

knowledge of ETC dimming, programming and control consoles

knowledge of DMX and ASCN protocols


BA in Technical theatre or equivalent experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.