Artisan Center Theater is looking for a LIGHTING DESIGNER. 

This is a stipend position to the right candidate.


Job Summary: Lighting Designers use different lighting instruments and colors of light to appropriately illuminate the performance space. They mimic different lighting conditions (daylight, night-time, indoors, outdoors, etc.), as well as enhance the mood of a scene. They also create a light plot, hang and focus instruments, and program cues. Lighting designers are collaborators, understand appropriate use of color and angles of light, and are adept at programming a light board. The primary objective is to create the right atmosphere, through lights that indicate time of day and location, reinforce the overall style of the production, and help tell the story.​


Lighting Designer Responsibilities:

  • The Lighting Designer should provide light plot and associated paperwork for the artistic concepts of the Director within budgetary constraints established for the production.

  • Generate and update additional lighting paperwork such as Instrument Schedule, Circuiting, and Patching for the light plot.

  • Lead and supervise hang and focus.

  • Accomplish and supervise all lighting notes during tech and run of show.

  • Designer agrees to schedule adequate time with the Director for design execution; work within the existing inventories/restrictions of Artisan; set cues with Stage Manager and Director and build light cues with Director and Stage Manager during tech, as necessary.

  • Be familiar with safe operating procedures of working with light equipment and ladders.

  • Keep all expenses within budget and return in receipts promptly to the production manager.

  • Demonstrate professional behavior and respect for others at all times.

  • Attend all production meetings, technical, and dress rehearsals.

  • Report all incidents and emergencies to Artisan staff.

  • Communicate and enforce Texas Code of Conduct. No use of alcohol or illegal substances is allowed in and around Artisan Center Theater.

  • Attend strike. Return all borrowed items in original condition.


Abilities and Qualifications:

  • Experience with a Jands Vista and Qlab

  • Collaborative, inventive, proactive, able to process opinions and feedback from multiple listeners, and multi-taskers.

  • Ability to work alongside and serve as a member for the production staff

  • Possess a well-spoken manner in personal communications

  • Self-motivation and attention to details

  • Flexibility to work around Artisan performing hours

  • Be detail oriented and have excellent communication skills

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment

  • Make good use of time and able to meet deadlines

  • Positive can-do attitude

  • Is a team player

  • Has personal and professional integrity and an exemplary work ethic—is a leader

  • Working knowledge of professional theatre producing practices 

  • Proficient in programs including but not limited to: Excel, Word, Jands Vista, Qlab, Vectorworks, and Google Drive.​

  • Work schedule varies and includes evening and weekend hours.


Please send cover letter, resume, and interview request to:

Natalie Burkhart: