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Assistant Electrician - Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

This is a Permanent, Part-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Assistant Electrician
Deadline: December 19, 2016
Posted: November 21, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Reporting directly to the Head of Electrics and Head Carpenter / Crew Chief the Assistant Electrics will play an integral role in the creation, maintenance and running of the light elements for RWB productions in Winnipeg and on tour.


• Complete all department task lists including shop days, prep days, loading and unloading calls, including rehearsals and show calls.
• Maintain a safe working environment at all times by enforcing and conforming to established safety policies and procedures including the enforcement of fall protection protocols; the use of personal protective equipment; safe handling of tools, equipment and hazardous substances; and the promotion of respect for the dangers of the working environment.
• Participate in the development and implementation of preventative maintenance routines and inspections – particularly life safety and show critical – for all departmental equipment as well as equipment that may not be directly owned by the company.
Show Advance:
• Prepare and update onstage running que sheets for the Electrics department for each production
• Attend Production meetings according as requested by the Director of production
• Attend sessions with the Artistic staff to review the running of each production as required
• Ensure all lighting elements for each show are prepared for performances
Truck Load, Load In, Install & Strike:
As per the production schedule you will be responsible for:
• Ensuring all work is completed within Occupational Safety and Health Compliance
• Supervise all loading of lighting equipment in the venue
• Ensure the local crew are on track in order to meet the schedule demands of the load in
• Advise the Head of Electrics immediately when changes are indicated or encountered
Performance & Rehearsals:
In conjunction with Stage Management:
• Ensure all show tracks are properly and adequately documented using standard tools including drawings, photographs, logs, spreadsheets and other methods that may be appropriate; creation and design intent should be documented as well as on-going changes to the show
• Ensure all aspects of all documentation created and/or maintained by the department are up-to-date
• Supervise and run the onstage lighting track for each of the performances/rehearsals

Qualifications / Required Skills

• College or university degree or diploma in Theatre Production or equivalent experience.
• Previous experience in touring electrics is required.
• The ideal candidate has been a Head or Assistant Electrician with a touring company or production.
• Knowledge of current lighting technology – moving lights, wireless systems, dimming and power and data distribution.
• Experience with a dance company is an asset.
• Working knowledge and compliance with Health & Safety standards.

• The ability to organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing.
• Works in a detailed manner, be resourceful and flexible and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Demonstrate strong writing, mathematical and analytical skills
• Willingness to work with and lead a diverse team of heads of department, and local crew.
• The ability to read and create technical drawings and lighting plots and paperwork’s.
• Experience with wood working tools and a theatrical shop environment.
• IT literate including experience with Microsoft Office, Vectorworks, and Lightwright.
• Familiarity with ETC EOS console software.
• Natural Resources Canada Pyrotechnician License is desirable.
• Person lift ticket
• Clean driving record desirable.

Additional Information

• Extensive travel is required for this position
• Work irregular hours and weekend shifts as required
• Ability to lift and carry heavy loads and stand for extended periods of time
• Work at heights as required

This is a seasonal position.

Contact Information

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to  by December 19, 2016.
P. Kavanagh-Stoesz
Director of Human Resources

Employer Profile

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet enriches the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance. Versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. Founded in 1939 by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premiere ballet company and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America. In 1953, the Company received its royal title, the first granted under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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