This is a Permanent, Part-time position.Category: Technical
The Arts Club Theatre is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Regular Assistant Stage / Fit-up Carpenter. This position is part-time under an IATSE agreement and will work under the supervision of the Technical Director of the Production Shop in pre-production and the Technical Directors for the Arts Club venues on installs. Hours of employment will be as required.
Specific skills will include, but not be limited to;
Broad knowledge of theatrical procedures, tools and products
Thorough knowledge of all aspects of scenic construction
Able to read and understand designer blue prints
Proficient working knowledge of counter weighted fly systems and set up, rigging and strike of scenery
Proven ability to operate and maintain motorized stage equipment and scenery
Experience driving and packing a 5 ton truck, proven ability to supervise, train, and support assigned union staff
Ability to establish priorities, report on projects and achieve deadlines
Take direction and work under time constraints with minimal supervision
Demonstrated organization and problem solving skills
Duties will include, but not limited to;
Set construction in scene shop
Assist with set fit up and tear down in the production shop
Supervise and assist with set fit up and strike in different Arts Club venues and attend to notes as required
Supervise and assist with truck loading/ unloading
Advise and assist with on-going stage & scenery maintenance
Preference may be given to persons holding additional certificates for one, or all of the following; Supervisor Safety, WHMIS, 1st Aid, a valid B.C. driver’s license, Pyrotechnic and/or Firearms certificate
At least 2 years of experience as a stage carpenter and fly man
Able to work at heights / climb ladders
Valid BC Driver’s License, able to drive a 5 ton truck
The Assistant Stage Carpenter will have excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Must be flexible in outlook and approach to the position and be diplomatic in dealing with crews, cast, stage managers and all other staff
Salary: as per the collective agreement
Deadline for Applications: applicants are urged to apply early as we will interview as applications are received and we will continue to post this position until the right candidate is hired.
Applicants are invited to submit their resumes to:
Ms. Teddy Forsyth, Human Resources
1585 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9
We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Located on scenic Granville Island and at the BMO Theatre Centre in Vancouver, BC, and in its 52nd season, the Arts Club Theatre Company is one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies. This non-profit theatre currently produces fifteen plays in three theatres: the Granville Island Stage on Granville Island and the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage & Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, in addition we do a series of three local run out/tour productions.