Jobs, Jobs, and Jobs


    Have you been looking for a gig lately?  I did some searching today to see what was out there, and I wanted to share the information.  Enjoy:

    PCPA Theatrefest is looking for a Lighting Designer/ME:

    Master Electrician/Lighting Designer

    – PCPA Theaterfest, the professional resident theatre company on California’s Central Coast, has an opening for a Master Electrician/Lighting Designer.

    You will be responsible for maintaining and repairing all equipment related to electrics, serving as staff supervisor/master electrician for all performances and outside events, coordinating load-in schedules, supervising student crews to assemble hang, and focus lighting as specified by the Resident Lighting Director.

    Must have excellent communication and CAD drafting skills as well as possess a working knowledge of lighting, electricity, practicals, DMX equipment, design and all aspects of the theatre. Competency in Vector Works and Lightwright preferred.

    Master’s Degree preferred or Bachelor’s Degree required with 2-3 years professional experience in similar position. Ability to possess a valid California Drivers license and have access to a vehicle for transportation to and from business related events.

    Interviews to be held at USITT.

    Starting date flexible during the month of May 2009.

    This is a full-time hourly position with benefits.
    Send resume materials to:
    Jeff Allen, Production Manager,
    PCPA Theaterfest,
    800 S. College Drive,
    Santa Maria, CA  93454-6399
    or email

    Bentham Instruments is looking for an optical designer:

    £25,000 – £35,000 + Company-funded Personal Pension Scheme. + 31 Days Holiday

    Bentham Instruments has a world-wide reputation in electro-optics built up over 34 years of manufacturing equipment used in the study and measurement of light.

    Current developments in electro optic technology such as solar cell and solid state lighting research makes this is an exciting time to join the multidisciplinary team working to keep Bentham at the fore front of light measurement instrumentation.

    We are looking to recruit an Optical Design Engineer. The position involves product development from its initial design through to its final testing and would include:

    • Development to product specification
    • Conceptual design of new products
    • Use of Auto Desk Inventor modelling software
    • Building of prototypes to include mechanical and optical assembly and some basic electronics
    • Optical alignment
    • Production testing to meet agreed specification
    • Refinement of existing designs

    The successful candidate will have at least eighteen months experience in a related industry and be educated to first degree level in Applied Physics, Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering (2:1 Hons or higher) ideally with a higher degree or experience in Optics.

    Apply to:

    This is a significant position working directly for the R&D Director and for which we are offering a competitive salary and company-funded personal pension scheme.

    and last but not least or final:

    Lightolier is looking for a Specification Sale Representative:

    Lightolier, a premiere leader in the lighting industry and a Philips group brand, is seeking seasoned Specification sales reps. Our product lines represent the most respected names in the industry. Joining our team means lighting the way together!  Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of:

    Human Resources
    631 Airport Road
    Fall River, MA 02720

    Tel: (508) 679-8131
    Fax: (508) 646-3357
    Principle Duties/Responsibilities:

    Develop specifications with architects, electrical engineers, lighting designers, electrical contractors and end users; Work closely with the specification community, construction and distribution to create project business;  Provide technical assistance to customers in the form of product demonstrations, fixture layouts and photometric studies

    BS in a related field and experience in specification sales in the lighting industry or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required;  Working knowledge of lamps and lighting products as well as previous experience as a specifier preferred; Must have excellent presentation and organizational skills and be comfortable presenting to large group

    I hope that you find something soon if you’re out of work!

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