Lighting Designer – 23/24 Season

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Skokie
  • September 25, 2023

Website Skokie Park District / Devonshire Cultural Center

Contractor(s) is/are sought to complete the duties of Lighting Designer for all 2023/2024 Devonshire Playhouse productions. Although it is preferable to contract one designer for the entire season of shows, others may be considered if a suitable candidate cannot commit to all productions.

If interested in the opportunity please contact Robin H. Horwitz, Production Supervisor at RHHorwitz@SkokieParks.Org or 847-929-7420. Also send 2-3 references that are familiar with your lighting design work plus a digital sample of lighting design work (via email or link to a website with work samples)

Contractor will provide Lighting Design Services for the following productions: The Drowsy Chaperone, Big Fish School Edition, James & The Giant Peach, The Curious Savage, Dancing At Lughnasa, Devonshire Dance Ensemble & Competition Team, Emma, Suessical The Musical Jr., Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Youth Edition & Something Rotten

All the above to be located at Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood Street, Skokie, Illinois  60076(847) 674-1500, ext. 2400

Basic Function:  The Lighting Designer will coordinate with the production director to implement a lighting design that fits the vision of said director and will orient the designated board operator to the lighting cues required for rehearsal and performance operation.

Essential Duties/Work Schedule: Meets with artistic director to review the vision for lighting design on a date specified in work details listed below. Views designer run of the show on a date specified in work details listed below. Completes hanging and focusing lights on a date specified in work details listed below. Attends a cue to cue rehearsal or provides cue list to technical director on a date specified in work details listed below. Be available for notes on lighting design throughout the week of scheduled technical rehearsals. On call for any lighting changes or repairs that might be needed through the final performance.

In consideration of Contractor’s provision of the Services, Park District will pay Contractor a range of $800-$1200 per production commiserate with lighting design experience. Payment will be made to the contractor following successful completion of the final performance of each production. Two complimentary tickets to the production will be provided to the contractor. Contractor will receive no other commissions, percentages, or any other compensation for the provision of the Services.

Contractor Reports to: Devonshire Cultural Center Manager, Robin Horwitz as producer, Evans Poulos, Technical Director for coordination lighting design with other technical aspects of production while coordinating artistic objectives with the assigned artistic director for each show.

Supervises: No staff.  However, contractor will train designated Skokie Park District Staff in light board operation per their design.

Instructions to Apply:

Email for complete details.

To apply for this job email your details to RHHorwitz@SkokieParks.Org

Pay Rate/Range*: $800 - $1,200/production
Organization Address: 4400 Greenwood St. Skokie, IL 60076
Organization Contact Name: Robin Horwitz
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