Spot Operator



The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is a non-profit art and cultural organization serving West Michigan’s lakeshore community. We offer year-round live performances, classes, and workshops for adults and children, outreach programs, festivals, exhibitions, a Farmer’s Market, and professional theatre in the summer through Mason Street Warehouse (MSW), an Equity theatre company.


This is a temporary independent contractor and/or internship position running for the length of a production, generally 3 weeks.
The Spot Operator / Spot Op Intern shall work alongside professional Equity and non-Equity theatre personnel. He or she shall perform each and every duty and obligation with due diligence and to the best of his/her knowledge, skill, judgment, and ability. The Spot Operator / LX Intern is expected to devote such amounts of time, energy and skill as may be necessary to perform the duties required hereunder.

Hours are dependent on performance times and include evenings and weekends. Training (an internship) is available to those with an interest, but no experience operating a spot light.

Opportunities, duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating the spotlight as directed by the Stage Manager and other authorized technical personnel
  • Timely attendance at all Technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals, Performances and and photocalls
  • meeting with theatre personnel, the Producer, the Board of Directors and/or others as designated by the Artistic Director
  • Working and coordinating with casts, designers, directors and theatre staff
  • Overseeing back stage staff during shows
  • Meeting with theatre personnel, the Producer, the Board of Directors and/or others as designated by the Artistic Director
  • EMC points available


  • Able to pay attention and follow verbal directions
  • Has appropriate physical condition to perform physical tasks such as moving spot light equipment


The Spot Operator reports directly to the (Equity) Stage Manager. Other leadership comes from the Master Electrician and Lighting Designer. Final employment authority is with the Producer and Artistic Director.


Negotiable. Housing may be available.


Please supply a cover letter and resume (with reference contact information) to: Ellen Engle, MSW Producer / SCA Performance Manager, [email protected]