Head Electrician

Dates of Employment: May 22 – August 10, 2024

Reports To: Director of Production 

Supports: Lighting Department, Janiec Opera Company, Orchestras, Special Events 


The Head Electrician is responsible for  the hanging, mounting, rigging, circuiting, programming and execution of lighting for Janiec Opera Company productions, Orchestra and Chamber Events, Special Events and Special Projects. The Head Electrician works on a crew of an assistant electrician, staff electricians and lighting apprentices, and oversees their progress. They are also responsible for the maintenance of the lighting equipment and supplies as directed. A solid knowledge of crew organization, scheduling, all aspects of lighting and electricity is necessary in this position. 

Holistic effective communication and dissemination of information as well as a love of  music and a sense of humor when appropriate is essential to the successful execution of this position. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Hang, circuit, focus, programe, maintain, and  strike all lighting for the opera/musical season, the orchestral season, and Special Events.
  • Maintain safe, instructive, professional and productive workspaces.
  • Work as both a supervisor and a crew member at work calls if needed – this includes hanging, focusing and programming lights.
  • Assist the Director of Production/Assistant Production Managers to ensure that EVERY concert or event that needs an LD and/or Board Op receives one in a timely manner.
  • As assigned, facilitate the repair of equipment and maintain accurate equipment inventories.
  • As directed, maintain accurate and thorough paperwork which includes but is not limited to tracking equipment ownership, current location, maintenance needs etc. 
  • Manage directly or supervise the training and education of each lighting staff member in proper safety procedures in conjunction with Production Management.
  • Ensure excellence and professionalism in all 6 performance venues and over 80 performances.
  • Oversee Staff Electricians, Apprentices, Production Assistants, and work-studies in the workspaces.
  • Attend and oversee all load-ins and outs of productions as directed by Production Management
  • Run or assist in the run of overnight crews as needed.
  • Run shows as required.
  • Be prepared to assist other crews/departments at the end of season strike until dismissed by Production Management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Supervised by the Director of Production. 


  • Strong communication skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Good attitude and work ethic.
  • Willingness to take ownership of your position and not blame other staff members or outside  circumstances for your degree of success on individual tasks and on your position as a whole.
  • Able to take instruction and feedback from supervisors and use it to improve your job  performance.
  • Understanding of channels of communication and the importance of clear and open communication.
  • Maintain calm under pressure and receive/ intake information from multiple sources that you  quickly prioritize and relay to the Director of Production/ act upon if deemed appropriate.
  • Above all, must possess a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and ability to work well in a team dynamic. 


  • Complete satisfactory background check 
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record 


  • Includes a season stipend paid bi-weekly, full board, and on-campus housing 

To apply, create an account and start an application using MyBMC. Please upload a cover letter and  resume (with references listed) to be considered for this position. 

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Any questions can be directed to: 

Andrea Boccanfuso 

Director of Production 

Brevard Music Center 

[email protected]


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Brevard Music Center is a summer institute and festival. Over four hundred young musicians from around the country come each summer to study and perform in over 80 concerts ranging from orchestra to opera, chamber music and pops. As a matter of policy, the Brevard Music Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information (including family medical history) in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities.