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Lighting Supervisor

Lighting Supervisor

Job Description

Collage Dance, a fast-growing and mission-driven national nonprofit organization, located in Memphis, Tenn. seeks a part-time touring Lighting Supervisor for engagements in the U.S. this spring and in the future.

Candidates should have a background in dance lighting design (experience with adapting and remounting other designers’ work is preferred); strong understanding of stage electrics and skill with ETC Eos-family consoles; familiarity with theatrical touring; and ideally, general knowledge of audio systems and/or production management. The Lighting Supervisor will work in collaboration with our Lighting Director / Production Manager to advance shows and will be joined at each tour stop by our Stage Manager. The position will be directly supervised on-site by CDC’s Executive and Artistic Directors.

CDC provides a weekly fee (by negotiation), door-to-door travel, single-occupancy hotel, and per diem for all engagements. Compensation is on a contractor (1099) basis. We require that applicants be available for ALL the below-listed touring dates, and as our touring calendar continues to evolve in the fall and onward, our preference would be to continue working with the same individual whenever possible.

  • Mon. 04/18 – Sun. 04/24 (Memphis, TN)
  • Mon. 05/02 – Sun. 05/08 (Wilson, NC)
  • Mon. 05/09 – Wed. 05/12 (E. Kentucky Univ.)
  • Fri. 05/27 – Sun. 05/29 (St. Louis, MO)
  • Wed. 06/01 – Sun. 06/05 (Memphis, TN)
  • Sun. 06/12 – Sun. 06/19 (Washington, DC)

The Lighting Supervisor may have opportunities to design the lighting for ballets in our repertory. CDC licenses designs and compensates designers using the IATSE USA-829 Standard Dance Agreement as a guideline, however applicants need not be members of USA-829.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in PDF format to: Executive Director, Marcellus Harper [[email protected]] and Lighting Director / Production Manager, Wilburn Bonnell [[email protected]], using the subject header “Stage Manager.” Please do not call; we will try to respond to every inquiry quickly

About Collage Dance Collective

As the largest Black ballet company in the South, Collage Dance Collective works to inspire the growth and diversity of ballet by showcasing a repertoire of relevant choreography and world- class dancers representative of our community. The professional company has presented twelve full-length seasons in Memphis, plus national and international touring presenting a diverse range of classical and contemporary choreography. Its institutional arm, the Collage Dance Conservatory, trains more kids of color in a classical art form than any other non-profit in Memphis or the Mid-South.

In December 2020, Collage opened a 22,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility to expand its programming, training and impact. The work of Collage Dance Collective has been featured in media outlets including Huffington Post, Washington Post, Allure, Yahoo!, The Commercial Appeal, Vibe, Afropunk and Pointe Magazine. www.collagedance.org

Collage Dance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.



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