This is a Permanent, Part-time position.Category: Production
Reporting to the Director and providing support and receiving daily direction from the Technical Director, the Arts Stage Technician is responsible for providing arts production support and arts lighting and sound technical services and to all programming at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The primary duties of the Arts Stage Technician are to load-in, setup, run, stage manage, and load out the production elements for live events in the Performance Hall of The Isabel. The Arts Stage Technician will also provide arts production services to the Rehearsal Hall, Studio Theatre, Film Screening Room and other performance spaces, as well as performing related administrative production activities. The Arts Stage Technician also provides event specific supervisory support to casual production staff as required.
• As assigned by the Technical Director on an event-by-event basis, execute the roles of a show position (stage management; the operation of lighting, sound, video projection or other stage equipment), and participate in the load-in, setup, and load-out of programming.
• Supervises casual production personnel on an event specific basis for set-ups, rehearsals, performances, concerts and load-outs as required.
• Assists touring productions, artists and rental clients in the effective application of technical equipment and systems. This can include fulfilling the requirements of technical riders, stage plots, or designing functional production systems as needed.
• Completes and submits a show report following each performance.
• Serves as the onsite contact and venue liaison for artists, tour management and rental clients as required.
• Provides orientation for rental clients or visiting productions on safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations.
• Maintains the working condition of venue equipment, including records of maintenance.
• Understands the Safety Guidelines for the Live Performance Industry of Ontario, Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA), Ontario Building Code and Fire Code.
• Performs other basic administrative tasks such as photocopying, filing, and receiving deliveries.
• Liaises with artists to facilitate the beginning of each act of a performance (in conjunction with the Front-of-House Manager).
• Liaises with agents and the Box Office as required.
• Attends production and staff meetings as required.
• Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the loading dock, tool shop, and equipment storage rooms.
• Supervise the appropriate use of the back of house rooms (dressing rooms, green room) by artists, tour management and rental clients
• Tasked with delivering or obtaining supplies from local vendors as required.
• Provides tours of the facility to clients and visitors as required.
• Undertakes other duties as delegated in support of the unit or department.
Continuing Appointment (working September through April each year)
• Experience working with artists in a professional performing arts environment is required.
• Experience in both arts lighting design and operation, as well as stage management is required.
• Experience working in an arts venue is required.
• Post-secondary school diploma with knowledge of theatrical and music practices.
• Documented certification of theatrical lighting and sound specialization is considered an asset (i.e. ETCP).
• Experience in a live performance environment, including the installation and operation of theatrical lighting, sound and video systems.
• Understanding of safe rigging practices.
• Valid fall-protection is considered an asset.
• Valid Province of Ontario Class G driver’s license is considered an asset.
• Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience working with artists.
• Knowledge of theatrical and music production and best work practices.
• Knowledge and experience using DigiCo sound consoles and/or ETC Eos family lighting consoles would be considered an asset.
• Interest in on-going professional development, and continuing to develop personal knowledge and skills.
• Understanding of lighting, sound and video systems, and their operation.
• Strong interpersonal and communications skills to deal with a wide variety of individuals including artists, tour management, rental clients and academic faculty.
• Service-oriented, pro-active perspective.
• Ability to take direction, as well as constructively functioning in a team environment.
• Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to artistic work, and exercise creative thinking and situational awareness to develop solutions.
• High level of tact and discretion, maturity and good judgement as well as the ability to deal with sensitive issues in a professional manner.
• Computer and office skills, including proficiency with a variety of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, as well as an ability to learn new software.
• Organizational, and time-management skills. Ability to maintain focus even under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
• Problem-solving skills with an ability to know when to refer problems to others.
• Prioritizes work and manages time by deciding which task is the most important among several in order to maintain deadlines.
• Provides reasonable answers or a means to find an answer. Redirects to more senior staff or other individual(s) as required.
• Allocate work to casual staff
• Make decisions independently regarding delivery
• Determine distribution of information to staff
Salary: $44,897 (to be prorated) (Salary Grade 6)