Lighting Assistant


TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal, Hourly

SCHEDULEFull Time, 5/22/2024—8/20/2024 & 9/1/2024 – 9/3/2024


SALARY: $17.50 – $18.65 per hour

REPORTS TO: Lighting Supervisor, Lighting Designers 


Broadway Sacramento is committed to the presentation of quality theatrical productions to enrich the cultural life of the greater Sacramento region, the state of California, the United States and the international community. The goals of the organization are to preserve and expand the American musical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.


Assist the Lighting Supervisor and Lighting Designers as defined by the need of the assigned productions. 


  • Lighting Designers
  • Lighting Supervisor
  • Production Manager


  • Prepare Cue Sheets and other necessary paperwork as defined by the Lighting Supervisor and Lighting Designers. 
  • Attend focus note sessions and notes calls. 
  • Attend production meetings, run-throughs, and dress rehearsals as assigned. 
  • Other responsibilities as designated by the Lighting Supervisor and Lighting Designers. 


  • Previous professional experience in theatrical lighting required.
  • Manual dexterity and an aptitude for electrical work and electronics.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, multi-tasking, and ability to prioritize and self-motivate.
  • Possess a strong attention to detail.
  • Exhibited self-reliance, creative problem-solving skills and willingness to seek out all possible solutions to challenges.
  • Ability to work independently and under direction to see a task through to completion.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities and timelines.
  • Ability to work long shifts and overtime hours while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict and crisis.
  • Remain calm under stress; deescalate when appropriate. Have the interpersonal awareness to read a situation and the needs of those involved. Resolve conflict calmly and succinctly.
  • Demonstrate behavior showing a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Perform work in a manner that is consistent with that commitment
  • Interrupt behaviors that hinder diversity and inclusion efforts. 


  • Ability to hear verbal notes and write them down on paper.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time. 
  • Ability to work and move in dimly lit areas.
  • Ability to work comfortably at heights.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. to the height of 3 to 4 feet. 
  • Regularly required to sit, talk, see, and hear.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. 


Broadway Sacramento is Northern California’s premiere producer and presenter of musical theatre, and the largest nonprofit musical theatre in California. Since the inception of Broadway At Music Circus in 1951 under an open-air, circus-style big top, Broadway Sacramento has grown to become the most successful nonprofit performing arts organization in Northern California. Between Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour, Broadway Sacramento entertains over 250,000 patrons every year.

Broadway Sacramento is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.