Program—The 67th season of Theater on the Lake Summer Theater Festival will remount 6 plays from
Chicago’s most talented and innovative off-Loop theater companies, as well a robust schedule of coprogramming.
The festival is scheduled to run from June 23 to August 31, 2019, with limited
preproduction for technical staff beginning May. Performances will take place at Theater on the Lake
(2401 N Lake Shore Drive) as well as other parks in the Chicago Park District.
General Description— All candidates for this position must be well versed in safe working
practices of theatrical lighting, sound and projection equipment, and electricity as it pertains to
theatrical lighting using a primarily LED system. Candidates should also be familiar with console
programming (ETC EOS and granMA2), as well as managing a crew, while remaining dedicated
to the success of Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival. Responsibilities of
the A/V Supervisor are as follows:
Act as festival master electrician for the Theater on the Lake theater space, overseeing
the installation and maintenance of the new fully LED house rep lighting plot, as well as
auxiliary spaces in the park district at large (typically 2-4 per season).
In collaboration with the PM and TD, work with lighting designers, sound designers and
video/projection designers for each of the season’s 5-8 companies, to assist with
adapting the show’s original designs to the Theater on the Lake space.
Hire, schedule and oversee 4 electricians who will support the hang/focus (Sunday) and
strike/turnover (Friday evening) of each show’s lighting design, with additional support
for sound and projection design as needed.
Assume or assign coverage for notes calls (Monday/Tuesday)
Organize power and data for each light plot in order to ensure safe and effective
Print light plots and appropriate paperwork for hang and focus.
In collaboration with the PM and TD, troubleshoot and fix any A/V problems that may
arise during each show run.
Maintain inventory of TOTL lighting and Sound equipment and work with Production
Manager to repair equipment as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
▪ Must be a Chicago resident.
▪ Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
▪ Must be comfortable working on ladders.
▪ Background check and fingerprinting required.
▪ Driver’s license required
The TOTL festival season is scheduled to fall between June 23 and August 31st, 2019. Load-in, tech, and
strike schedules will vary depending on the show and site.
Week 1: June 23 – June 28 TOTL on hold no Sat June 29
Week 2: June 30 – July 6 7/4 only TBD
Week 3: July 7 – July 13 TBD community programming week
Week 4: July 14 — July 19 TOTL on hold no Sat July 20
Week 5: July 21 – July 26 TOTL on hold no Sat July 27
Week 6: July 28 – August 3 TBD community programming week
Week 7: August 4 – August 10 TBD community programming week
Week 8: August 11– August 16 TOTL on hold no Saturday August 17
Week 9: August 18 – August 23 TOTL on hold no Saturday August 24
Week 10: August 25 – August 30 TOTL on hold no Saturday August 31
WEEKS IN BOLD ARE SLATED FOR REMOUNTED PERFORMANCES AT TOTL. OTHER WEEKS IN THE
SEASON WILL FEATURE ONE TOURING PRODUCTION, THE TOTL: IN THE WORKS STAGED READINGS,
SINGLE PERFORMANCES, AND OTHER COMPLIMENTARY PROGRAMMING.
$22/ hour, billed biweekly via invoice
Estimated 20-25 hours per week, with limited pre-season support starting in early May.
To apply for this position, please send cover letter, resume and a minimum of three professional
references to Angelique.Grandone@chicagoparkdistrict.com
To apply for this job email your details to Angelique.Grandone@chicagoparkdistrict.com