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Head Carpenter - Pacific Opera Victoria

This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Victoria, British Columbia
Position: Head Carpenter
Deadline: June 15, 2019
Posted: May 15, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The duties of the Head Carpenter shall include, but not be limited to the co-ordination of the Set Construction Department and the manufacture of all scenic elements as specified in the designs. The Head Carpenter is responsible for disbursement of the assigned budget and delegation of work required for the efficient operation of the Department. They shall produce construction drawings for all scenery; liaise with designers regarding details and finishing techniques as specified in the designs, liaise with other departments to coordinate and accomplish the timely completion of finishing techniques. They shall be responsible for the care and maintenance of shop equipment, ensure that all scenery is constructed and rigged to ensure safe installation and use at the performance venue. They shall plan and manage pack, load in, load out, and onstage set notes.

Additional Information

Production Dates:

Show 1 - (Il Trittico)
Set Build: Aug 6 - Sept 13, 2019
Notes as called: Sept 16–Oct 4, 2019
Load In & Strike: Oct 7-10 & 28-29, 2019

Show 2 - (Flight)
Set Build: Dec 9, 2019 – Jan 17, 2020 (except Dec 24-Jan 1)
Notes as called: Jan 20, 2020 – Feb 7, 2020
Load In & Strike: Feb 10-13 & Mar 2-3, 2020

Show 3 - (Carmen)
Set Build: Feb 10 - Mar 13, 2020
Notes as called: Mar 16 - Apr 9, 2020
Load In & Strike: Apr 6-9 & 27-28, 2020

*Subject to Change

Salary: 2019/2020 Season Hourly Wage: $30.97 + benefits

Contact Information

Deadline for all applications: June 25, 2019
Applicants are invited to submit their resumes by email to:  
Please address cover letters to Mark Leigh, Technical Director.

We thank all who express interest in these positions, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Profile

Pacific Opera Victoria is currently accepting applications for the nine following seasonal positions for the 2019/2020 season. The seasonal positions are hired from July 1st through June 30th each year, and Pacific Opera’s shop is normally in operation from August to May. Opera Shop staff work under the jurisdiction of IATSE Local 168. Preference will be given to candidates who have five or more years of professional work experience in a shop/theatre environment. The Opera Shop’s normal hours of operation are from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, but hours of employment will be as required depending on the demands of each production. In addition to hourly wages noted below, Pacific Opera currently provides 5% in employer RRSP contributions, 5% vacation pay, and 4% in lieu of benefits; as well as access to a health and welfare fund paid by Pacific Opera and administered by the union.