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Lighting & Audio Technician

Theatre | North East, MD | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Founded in 1968 to meet the post-secondary and continuing education needs of Cecil County residents, Cecil College has been serving the community and shaping its future for more than 50 years. The College is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the governor. The College’s fifth president, Dr. Mary Way Bolt, reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

Cecil College is centrally located in Maryland’s most northeastern county, just one half mile from Interstate 95. It is easily accessible from Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as from Wilmington, Delaware.

With a diverse student population, Cecil College enrolls approximately 2,500 credit students and 3,400 non-credit students. Cecil offers associate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit classes. Cecil offers a variety of associate degree and certificate programs.

Through its open admissions policy, Cecil College provides learning opportunities for all who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs, regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status.

Employees of Cecil College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US, as the College does not offer Visa sponsorships.

General Duties:            

The Audio & Lighting Technician has the responsibility for the audio & lighting operations of the theatre, necessary maintenance to equipment, handling replacements and repairs, as well as acting as designer on select in house productions as well as rentals throughout the season. They assist with load in and set up of all community partner events and helps to maintain the cleanliness and organization of the theatre and its storage areas.

Due to the need of interaction with students, employees, and the college community this position requires in person presence.

The Audio & Lighting Technician reports to the Director of Milburn Stone Theatre.


  • Familiar with each script in the upcoming season
  • Operates, maintains, and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment
  • In collaboration with the Director, implements scheduled replacement and emergency replacement of equipment within budgetary restraints
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director & Director interviews and supervises: Lighting Designers, Master Electricians, Audio Engineers, as needed for each production, including community partner events
  • Interviews and makes final decision on rental contractors if community partners provide their own Lighting Designers and/or Audio Engineers
  • Advises the Lighting Designers & Audio Engineers on the technical specifications, usage of technical equipment required for the individual show. Reviews, approves, and assists in implementation of final designs
  • In collaboration with the Director & Artistic Director, asses the audio and lighting needs and responsibilities for each community partner company
  • In collaboration with the Scenic Manager and Stage & Rigging Forman maintains the inventory of all theatre stock including proper storage, cleaning, and replacement
  • Acts in a designer position on all community partner events and can hold designer positions on in house productions
  • Assess supply needs and completes purchases in collaboration with the Director
  • Assists in training, assignments, and supervision of Run Crew for individual shows
  • Assists in set construction as needed
  • Communicates regularly and clearly with the Director
  • Maintains the safety and cleanliness of all workspaces
  • Enforces safe work habits in all workplaces
  • Drives company vehicles as well as rentals when needed
  • Makes repairs during the run of the show as needed
  • Assists with the training and instruction of Production Assistants
  • Assists in training, assignments, and supervision of Run Crew for individual shows
  • Assigns appropriate tasks to the production assistants and supervises them
  • When requested, will attend production meetings and tech rehearsals in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of mounting the show
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Experience in one of the following areas: Audio Engineer, Master Electrician, and/or Light Design
  • Preferred:  Master's Degree in related field

For best consideration please apply by March 31, 2023.

*We are committed to ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all hiring and employment practices. Cecil College will not discriminate against any individual by reason of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic status, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.