This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Reporting to the Technical Director, the Head Fly Technician is responsible for the maintenance and installation of company rigging in rehearsal/warehouse/ performance venues. The incumbent ensures good working relationships with a variety of interest groups, including casual labour, IATSE locals and personnel, the performing arts industry and the community at large.
- Maintenance and pre-tour maintenance of all theatrical equipment, properties, scenic elements and cartage when required by the Technical Director
- Installation of all rigging, drops and flying systems as required
- Organizing and delegating of all work in the flys department
- Assist in the loading and unloading of the trailers at the warehouse and
- When required by the Ballet, adaptation of fly requirements for the various
performance venues and execution of documentation required for the designs.
- Working closely with all members of the production department to ensure the
highest possible quality of performance presentations
- Must be present to supervise and assist at all technical rehearsals, cueing
sessons and performances
- Such other lawful and reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be
Skills and Qualifications
- Must be fully versed in the operation/installation/maintenance of all aspects of theatrical rigging
- Experience with crew supervision
- A proven record in successful flying/rigging in a variety of performance venues
- Must be a member in good standing with IATSE
- Must work well within a touring production team
Salary: The successful candidate would be working under the terms of both the IATSE Local 212 Collective Agreement and the IATSE International Stage Employees (Canadian Pink) contract.
Please send all resume/CVs to Frank Gallant, TD at FrankG@albertaballet.com
Alberta Ballet is Canada’s second-largest ballet company and is renowned around the world for the contemporary and classical productions that encompass its repertoire.
Alberta Ballet reaches thousands of Albertans each season from September to May, as well as performs across Canada and internationally. The company invites leading and world renowned conductors, choreographers, and other guest artists to take part in its seasons, as well as presents the best of Canada's ballet companies including the National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, and Ballet British Columbia, as well as leading foreign companies, such as Houston Ballet, Pilobolus, Shaping Sound, and Ailey II.