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Assistant Head of Stage Carpentry - The Citadel Theatre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Edmonton, Alberta
Position: Assistant Head of Stage Carpentry
Deadline: May 10, 2015
Posted: April 28, 2015

Job Description / Duties

Duties include, but are not limited to, in assistance of the Head of Stage Carpentry:
• Supervise and participate in work related to the Citadel’s presentation of productions and other events.
• Facilitate the set-up, changeover, tech, running, maintenance and strike of stage apparatus, scenery, props and décor.
• Supervise all activities directly related to the operation of the stage, fly gallery, orchestra pit, trap rooms and backstage areas, including the supervision of all activities directly related to the operation of counterweight and other rigging systems.
• Arrange for the appropriate care, handling and maintenance of all scenic and stage elements including, but not limited to furniture and props, in consultation with the appropriate department heads and DP and TD.
• Support other activities as required.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• A minimum of five years experience as a Show Fly Man and Show Stage Carpenter involving rolling scenic elements and major scene changes.
• Thorough knowledge of a counterweight fly system and its safe operation during set up, shows and strikes, as well as its repair, maintenance and inspection.
• Working knowledge of rigging theatrical scenery and related hardware
• Experience working with pipe and clamp and/or scaffolding
• Fall protection and rescue training
• Working knowledge of drawings (plan, section and elevations)
• Highly organized, and detail oriented individual who displays a positive attitude and is a creative problem solver.

Additional Information

• Additional knowledge of block and tackle rigging, hemp rigging and motorized rigging
• Curtain track assembly, knowledge of its parts and hardware
• Arena rigging skills and working with chain motors
• Scenic carpentry skills and woodworking machinery operation and welding skills/metal fabrication
• Working knowledge of set up and operation of automated scenery
• Knowledge of fog machines and other special effects/ pyro certification
• Experience in flying performers
• Experience working with pipe and clamp and or scaffolding
• ETCP Theatrical riggers certificate

This is a seasonal full-time position which usually runs from September to June. Applicants must be a member in good standing of IATSE or willing to join.


Contact Information

Reply by May 10, 2015 via email to:  

Employer Profile

The Citadel was Edmonton’s first professional theatre and for 49 years has been one of the leading theatres in Canada. We produce work of the highest quality, premiere new plays, develop the skills of professional artists, invest in youth and families and contribute to the quality of life in the Edmonton community. The Citadel Theatre offers 9 plays annually in our beautiful facility with five performance spaces. Under the umbrella of the Robbins Academy at the Citadel the Citadel carries out a number of creative development programs: Play Development, The Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, the Foote Theatre School, Citadel Young Companies and Audience Outreach Programs. Our Beyond the Stage series opens our doors to the community with events that stimulate discussion, enhance knowledge, entertain, and provide opportunities to witness and interact in the creative process.

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