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Job Title:   Follow Spot Technician - Michael Jackson
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Mandalay Bay
305106
Entertainment/Amusement/Cirque Show
On Call
18 and over
08
 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Operate follow spot instruments on a nightly basis.
  • Inspect and maintain lighting equipment and systems; update maintenance and inspection records as directed.
  • Work with the Head of Lighting to develop maintenance systems and procedures.
  • Maintain all paperwork and documentation related to the lighting system(s).
  • Maintain a flexible schedule for work calls, special events, rehearsal/training, maintenance and evening show performances.
  • Preserve the on-going; long-term “opening night” quality, the lighting designer’s vision, and the artistic integrity of the production according to the needs of artistic, technical and company management.
  • With the Head of Lighting coordinate special projects including the research, purchase and installation of specialty lighting related items both for show applications and for electrical needs of the showroom and other stage departments as required.
  • Work closely with the Head of Lighting, Artistic Directors and Stage Management in supporting their needs during rehearsals and performances.
  • Ensure equipment and supplies are stocked in sufficient quantity to ensure the on-going needs of the production.
  • Under the direction of the Head of Lighting and technical management ensure lighting department documentation is current and formally recorded to preserve the original intention of the designers, and utilize TMA and other provided software tools to track all preventative and reactive maintenance routines, as well as any other information pertinent to the security of the show’s run.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by conforming to all established safety policies and procedures
  • Participate in all required safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training
  • Observe safe wiring practices and maintain equipment in accordance with industry standards for safe operations.
  • Participate and oversee special projects, including the installation of new lighting show elements
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of Lighting Department equipment specific to the production in order to operate it safely.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure, be self-motivated and provide a positive work environment both inside the department and theatre-wide.
  • Assist with the cross-training program for backup console operators and moving light repair technicians.
  • Learn and run other pertinent show tracks to ensure the safe and continued operation of the show as required by the Head of Lighting and Technical Management.
  • Perform all duties as deemed necessary for the success of the department.
  • Primarily one of four followspots required to run the show.
  • Preserve the on-going; long-term “opening night” quality, the lighting designer’s vision, and the artistic integrity of the production according to the needs of artistic, technical and company management.
  • With the Head of Lighting coordinate special projects including the research, purchase and installation of specialty lighting related items both for show applications and for electrical needs of the showroom and other stage departments as required.
  • Work closely with the Head of Lighting, Artistic Directors and Stage Management in supporting their needs during rehearsals and performances.
  • Ensure equipment and supplies are stocked in sufficient quantity to ensure the on-going needs of the production.
  • Under the direction of the Head of Lighting and technical management ensure lighting department documentation is current and formally recorded to preserve the original intention of the designers, and utilize TMA and other provided software tools to track all preventative and reactive maintenance routines, as well as any other information pertinent to the security of the show’s run.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by conforming to all established safety policies and procedures.
  • Participate in all required safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule for work calls, special events, rehearsals, training, maintenance and evening show performances.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of Lighting Department equipment specific to the production in order to operate it safely.
  • Learn and run other pertinent show tracks to ensure the safe and continued operation of the show as required by the Head of Lighting and Technical Management.
  • Perform all duties as deemed necessary for the success of the department.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Required:
  • Experience as a follow spot operator on a theatrical production.
  • Working knowledge of digital test equipment for troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Comprehension of basic principles of AC/DC electricity, basic electronics, and computer. operations as it pertains to lighting systems.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Be able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.
Preferred: 
  • Knowledge of OSHA.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.

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