A theatre Electrician is responsible for all non-design aspects of the lighting in a theatre production. They may also be involved in any electrical elements of a production which can include special effects and sound systems.
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What are the main responsibilities of a theatre Electrician?
- Ensuring the safety of all crew, cast, staff and audience members
- Ensure power supplies have been correctly and safely connected
- PAT testing and regular maintenance on all lighting equipment
- Day to day maintenance of the venue
- Removing temporary stage lighting
What qualifications do I need to be a theatre Electrician?
Training often takes place on the job however there are formal qualifications and workshops you can complete in the following areas
- Technical Theatre
- Performing Arts
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What skills do I need to be a theatre Electrician?
- Knowledge of electronics
- Problem solving
- Attention to detail
Work can often include heights and physical work but not always.
What does a typical day for an Electrician look like?
Theatre Electricians don’t tend to have a routine as their day changes frequently. When working on a new production the focus is bringing the lighting designs to life, making sure they’re safe and making any changes that need to be made.
How much does a theatre Electrician earn?
An Electrician in general can earn roughly £32K per year, however this may differ in a theatre environment.
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Published: 23 October 2019