Andrew Murschel is ILC’s Rental Coordinator.
“I began learning about lighting design and technology my sophomore year in high school. Working on the school plays and concerts as well as doing freelance lighting design with a few local theatre companies quickly whet my appetite for learning all i could about the subject. In 2008 I decided I wanted to go to school and 4 years later emerged from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Theatrical Design and Technology, emphasis in Lighting.Very shortly after graduation, I got a job at Upstaging. While there I began to learn everything that I could absorb. Everything from fixture repair to the ins and outs of life on tour. In 2014 I spent more time on the road than I did at home and discovered that the touring life isn’t what I wanted to do forever. It was in November when I injured my knee on a tour that reminded me to continue expanding my knowledge base.
I began to learn more about databases and programming, figuring if I couldn’t find warehouse work in the industry I could begin to shift more toward computers. This is when I found ILC.
At ILC I began in the conventional aisle and after six months I moved to my current position of “Rental Coordinator”; which is a bit of a misnomer as I don’t actually coordinate any rentals.
Since moving to this role, I have began taking on a variety of duties. Managing and tracking inventory, sorting out shortages, and pulling data out of our inventory tracking system are just a few of my responsibilities. I have also recently been given the responsibilities of managing our Card access, security, phone, time clock, and HVAC controls.
Without a doubt, my favorite aspect of ILC is the respect we all seem to have for each other’s background and experience. We all bring different things to the table, and seeing the culmination of our efforts is wonderful.”