JOB OPENING: Lighting Designer/Technical Director

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Joy of Motion Dance Center

JOB OPENING: Lighting Designer/Technical Director

Joy of Motion Dance Center
1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Lighting Designer/Technical Director oversees and contributes to the successful completion of the technical and especially lighting elements for Joy of Motion programming.

Working closely with the Production Manager and House Manager, the Lighting Designer/Technical Director is responsible for executing all lighting for productions. This includes facilitating requests from Production Manager and choreographers, setting up the space (cabling, gelling, maintaining and setting up/striking lights, lighting board and any other equipment needed for the execution of a production) and management duties etc. as necessary. The LD/TD executes calling of the show and is responsible for operating the light board during productions, as well as maintaining equipment in good repair and keeping an eye on all technical aspects of Joy of Motion’s Jack Guidone Theater. The LD/TD upholds and implements Joy of Motion’s mentoring philosophy, mission value, and goals statements.


-Individual must be punctual and manage time well.
– College student/graduate or equivalent
– Must be at least 19yrs of age
– Knowledge of theater operation and lighting equipment
– Must have some facility with QLab, or willingness to learn quickly
– Some dance knowledge
– Strong organizational and people skills
– Individual must have the ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs


– Part-Time Weekend Hours, required primarily Saturday and Sunday evenings. Hours are typically Sat 4:30-10:30pm and Sunday 5-10pm. Hours are also based on the production schedule. Some months there will be shows every weekend, other months there might only be 1-2 shows.
– Pay commensurate with experience as an hourly employee
– Individual will also receive free dance classes at all JOMDC locations
Please submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject line of “LD/TD Resume”.

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