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Master Electrician/Audio Tech


Teaching Artists


Theatre Designers, Technicians, and Stage Managers


Master Electrician/Audio Tech


The Master Electrician/Audio Technician is the primary electrics/sound engineer for both the adult and youth productions in charge of light hang/cabling, and sound system set-up. This position assists with overall facility and production needs including load-in, properties, strike, purchasing, repairs, special events, touring, general technical support, and shop maintenance for scene shop, electrical, sound and prop area, and costume shop


The Master Electrician/Audio Technician works under the supervision of the Production Manager and Technical Director to ensure all aspects production are technically coordinated, happen within budget, on time and in accordance with the artistic vision.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Hang/focus/cable lighting for all productions. Install, wire, and service various set mounted practicals
  • Set up and troubleshoot sound systems as needed for all productions
  • Serve as tech staff on duty and be on call during performance times
  • Repair and maintain all equipment related to electrics
  • Program moving lights and work with projection equipment
  • Be responsible for upkeep and maintenance of theatre facility, equipment inventory, shop and storage areas
  • Support directors and designers during the creative process
  • Read all scripts for the season and attend rehearsals as needed
  • Provide lighting designs as assigned for youth and adult productions
  • Attend all production meetings
  • Assist Production Manager in training stage managers and run crews in proper equipment usage
  • Assist with special events. (Staged readings, Development events, Community gatherings, etc)
  • Maintain the NCTC vehicle fleet. (arrange for regular service, cleaning, fueling, repairs)
  • Other duties as assigned


Master Electrician/Audio Tech is required to:


  • Ability to read and create lighting plots, typical theatrical lighting paperwork, and other theatrical technical drawings
  • Detailed knowledge of lighting, current technologies, equipment maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Detailed programming ability of ETC Eos family lighting consoles
  • Detailed knowledge of electrical theory and safety
  • Detailed knowledge and troubleshooting abilities for DMX protocols
  • Detailed knowledge of Qlab
  • Working knowledge of Vectorworks
  • Working knowledge of automated lighting equipment
  • Ability to work independently, and manage time efficiently
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry safety practices
  • Ability to build and foster strong working relationships with staff and guest artists


Preferred experience:


  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience with wireless body mic systems
  • Experience with digital sound systems
  • Experience of overhead rigging
  • Bench electrics
  • Knowledge of NEC guidelines


Applications Instructions:


  • Send your cover letter and resume to MEjob@nctcsf.org
  • Well-qualified applicants will be contacted by phone for an interview—please do not call to confirm receipt of your application. We regret that we may not be able to send a response to every applicant





NCTC is currently hiring teaching artists for our after-school drama classes in elementary schools across San Francisco. Our curriculum is based in creative dramatics, and teaches skills such as focus, ensemble building, making bold choices and creative problem solving through theatre games, improvisations, character and scene work.


The hours of our after school drama classes are typically between 3-5pm, and most of our teaching artists work 2-3 afternoons per week.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • B.A. or B.F.A in theatre or other performing arts area, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with youth ages 5 to 12, or willingness to be trained
  • Ability to travel to school sites within the city of San Francisco (by car or on transit)
  • Availability in the after-school hour range, at least one day per week
  • Current theatre practitioner in the areas of acting, directing, or theatre creation


Applications Instructions:


  • Send an email to Stephanie Temple at stephanie@nctcsf.org stating why you are interested in teaching for NCTC.  
  • Attach a resume that reflects your work in arts education and youth development. If you would like to send a performance resume, please send as a separate document.
  • Well-qualified applicants will be contacted by phone for an interview—please do not call to confirm receipt of your application. We regret that we may not be able to send a response to every applicant



theatre Designers, Technicians, and Stage Managers


NCTC is regularly hiring designers (including scenic, sound, lighting, props, costumes), technicians, and stage managers for upcoming productions.


Applications Instructions:


You may submit your cover letter and resume at any time to Stephanie Desnoyers, Production Manager, at StephanieD@nctcsf.org.