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Lighting Designer Salary 2

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Education and Training Requirements Although there is no required education for a job as a lighting design assistant, you can obtain the skills you'll need for this job in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program with a concentration in lighting design. These programs generally include coursework in theatrical production, stage lighting, lighting design, theater history and maybe even acting. In addition to developing your own artistic vision and learning how to work in a collaborative environment, you'll learn how to use computer consoles, automated lighting fixtures and computer-aided design software programs like AutoCad and Vectorworks. You'll also learn how to focus and cue lights, prepare production paperwork and brief a master electrician. Some of the skills/abilities mentioned by prospective employers from April 2012 job listings include: Ability to understand and communicate creative and technical information, both orally and in writing Ability to implement light rigging technology Knowledge of the theory and safe use of basic electronics Knowledge of computer-aided design equipment and consoles Ability to lift up to 70 pounds, climb stairs and work on ladders Lighting Design Assistant Jobs from Real Employers Employers generally prefer candidates with experience in theatrical or TV/film lighting, as well as event or tour experience. Some employers also prefer a bachelor's degree in a related major. The following job postings from April 2012 will give you an idea of some of the diverse types of opportunities that are available in the field. A professional Shakespeare company in Arkansas is looking for an assistant lighting designer to help out with a three-show season in multiple locations. This is a temporary position, and the individual will be paid a flat fee for his or her services. A touring ballet company, currently based in Massachusetts, has an opening for an assistant lighting designer with a bachelor's degree in a related major and relevant tour and lighting experience. This is a seasonal assignment and the tour will load in, perform and load out of a different city each day. A well-known multimedia retailer in Pennsylvania is advertising for an on-call/freelance lighting assistant with a bachelor's degree in theatrical lighting or a related major and between two and three years of entertainment, television or theatrical lighting experience. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with set designers to identify lighting needs, make sure that the lighting plot enhances both the products and sets and address any issues that might arise during a live show broadcast. A special events lighting company in Washington D.C. is advertising for a production manager/assistant lighting designer to prepare the paperwork and coordinate the technical details for approximately 200 events per year. This is a full-time position, and while the listing does not specify any educational prerequisites, candidates must have four years of experience in event, theatrical or television lighting and two years of event experience in the Washington, D.C., area.

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