Job Listing: LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

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Job Title: ASU GALLERIES Lighting Technician

Close Date: Position is posted by the HR representative and promoted by the Galleries Director in his classes on the 1st day of class for two consecuative weeks with a close date of Monday on the 3rd week of school.

How many students are you looking to hire: 1

STUDENT WORKER POSITION

THIS JOB IS ON BOTH THE TEMPE AND THE PHOENIX (GRANT STREET STUDIO) CAMPUSES!

YOU MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION AND BE WILLING TO WORK ON BOTH CAMPUSES TO APPLY FOR THE JOB! 

Job Description: Serving as the lighting technicain for Harry wood Gallery and Gallery 100 on Sunday night on the Tempe Campus and Step Gallery at Grant Street Studios in Phoenix on every other Tuesday night at 605. E. Grant Street Street, Phoenix, Az. 85004. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN PHOENIX AND TEMPE AND SHOW UP TO WORK ON-TIME!!!

Essential Duties: You must be able to regularly do inventory on lights, remove and replace dead lights, move lights around on different tracks while on a ladder and make sure that all artwork is adequately lit for exhibiting purposes. The lighting tech must take pride in making sure that shows are well staged, must stay and work until the lighting for the show is completed, and must take directions from the exhibitors, the galllery T.A./R.A. and the Galleries Director with a specific eye to detail and the needs of the work. They will also clean the windows of the Harry Wood Gallery and Display Cases after the exhibitions and display cases have been properly lit.

Desired Qualifications: The lighting technician should be able to create a balanced sense of light in the room, distinguish between what artworks need flood lights versus spot lights, and take into consideation the amount of light a piece needs to have presence in a room. They will also need to be self-motivated, inquisitive and be able to work during the assigned times. Lighting should be placed throughout the galleries in such a way as to not distract from the work or cast shadows in a way that draws attention away from the artwork on display.

Working Environment: The lighting tehcnician will need to be comfortable working on ladders and platforms up in the air, they will need to be able to balance and perform technical tasks while on a ladder or platform, and they will need to be able to move between galleries quickly and effectively in order to get the lighting completed for exhibition. They will often meet with the artist or T.A./R.A. in order to get directions on the overall look of the show, and then carry out those instructions promptly by themsleves or with oversight when special conditions call for additional advisement. 

 

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We have a 10hr week position for a lighting technician to work at both the Tempe Campus and Grant Street Sutdios in Phoenix. 

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE APPLYING

 

MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR WORK STUDY! MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE FAFSA!

THIS JOB IS ON BOTH THE TEMPE AND THE PHOENIX CAMPUSES, TYPICALLY ON TEMPE CAMPUS ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND AT GRANT STREET STUDIOS IN PHOENIX ON TUESDAY NIGHTS. HOURS VARY AND YOU HAVE TO STAY UNTIL THE LIGHTING IS FINISHED.

YOU MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION AND BE WILLING TO WORK ON BOTH CAMPUSES TO APPLY FOR THE JOB! 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Working Environment  

Must be able to climb ladders, keep balance, and be comfortable handling lights while on a ladder.

 

Essential Duties 

You will be responsible for lighting exhibitions in the School of Art Galleries and attending to basic gallery maintenance in relation to lighting equipment. Also, you will need to report any equipment if it is broke or needs to be replaced by putting a note on it for the Galleries Director.

 

Desired Qualification 

A love of art, good decision making, an ability to follow directions, and excellent management of an exhibition space and it's lighting conditions.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

 

Lighting is on Sunday and Tuesday Nights

You can pick your evening hours but between 6-9pm is the recommended time.

On Sundays you will light the artwork at Harry Wood Gallery on the first floor of the art building and Gallery 100 in the Tempe Center on the Tempe Campus. Some Sundays you will have off if the show is already installed. You will contact the Galleries Director or Gallery T.A./R.A. in order to get access to the Harry Wood Gallery and to get the code for Gallery 100.

On Tuesdays you will light Step Gallery at Grant Street Studios located at 605. E. Grant Street., Phoenix, AZ. 85004. You must be able to work independently or with the artists at this location.

 

Lighting Artwork

You will make sure all artwork is adequate lit and ready for public presentation. This may mean aiming 1 or more lights on a work in order to show off its appearance and highlight its best features. Lights are not to be too close to a work or too far, but at a complimentary space to the work for viewing.

 

Type of Lighting

You will need to know the difference between focused “spot” lights and diffuse “flood” lights and which kind of lighting compliments which kind of artwork better.  Lighting should also be consistent throughout the exhibition space.

 

Replacing Lights

You will want to alert the Galleries Director whenever you need new lights, a track light is broken, or of any other tehcnical problems that might occur with the track or the equiptment. 

 

Cleaning Up

After you light the gallery you will want to make sure that dust and debris isn’t on the floor. Lighting may cause some particulate to fall on the floor and it may need a quick sweeping before you leave. Brooms are in the gallery closets.

            

Transportation

You must be able to get to work on time and travel to the Great Street Studios in Phoenix as well as work at the Tempe Campus.

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