This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
The Head Stage Carpenter/Crew Chief supports the aims and objectives of Program Operations by taking responsibility for:
The safe, efficient, timely and precise staging requirements of all events and activities as assigned which fall under the jurisdiction of the Program Operations department.
Advising and assisting the Managing Director, Program Operations and Technical Director in developing and implementing specific training programs regarding the above and providing training.
Advising and assisting the Managing Director, Program Operations and Technical Director in maintaining the Banff Centre as a leading international site for cultural development and artistic continuing education.
Providing efficient and reliable preparation, operation and maintenance of all stage machinery, rigging and scenery.
Included in the above noted responsibilities are the following:
Administration of the stage carpentry department, including the supervision of assigned crews with attention to safety procedures and within the supplied frameworks of budget, staffing, equipment, space and time.
Staging responsibility for all areas of Banff Centre and external venues from time to time.
Adhering to deadlines and applying professional theatre techniques and methods to provide the quality, efficiency and support level required.
Remaining current with related industry trends including the application of up to date techniques and the use of special materials and current health and safety standards as well as complying with the Stage Carpentry Department’s Banff Centre Health and Safety Training Manual.
In order to achieve these general accountabilities outlined, the incumbent must be able to perform the major job functions listed below with demonstrated initiative, adaptability, attention to quality delivery and ability to guide others in performing these functions:
Interpret technical documents and riders to determine the technical needs of shows within the performance spaces.
Liaise with Lighting, Projections, Scenic and Audio teams to become aware of their responsibilities within shows.
Produce technical documents and Vectorworks drawings that detail how shows will be set-up within the performance spaces.
Assist the Technical Director in determining crew and time requirements for setting, operating and striking shows.
Coordinate the activities of Stage, Lighting, Projection and Audio departments for the set-up and strike of shows.
Liaise with road crews, show design and stage management teams. Ensure that they are working within all applicable codes and building policies.
Determine whether any flown equipment is supported safely and within the capacities of the venue.
Operate and maintain a counterweight fly system. Perform yearly inspections of all components in accordance with established procedures.
Rig motors, truss, drifts, spot lines, tracks and soft goods.
Complete the required show reports and distribute accordingly.
Stage manage shows that do not come with stage managers.
Train Practicum Participants and junior crew persons in the correct and safe operation of all theatre equipment.
Completion of secondary school education
Specialized experience as a head stage carpenter and/or a diploma or certificate from a recognized technical theatre institution
At least 10 years working in a professional theatre fly house for a music theatre, drama, opera or dance company
Current fall arrest certification
Proficiency in Outlook, Word and Excel in a Windows 7 environment
Expertise in Vectorworks Version 15 or higher
Solid problem solving and decision making including the ability to research and present options
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Proven organizational skills, including balancing large projects with day-to -day activities
Strong interpersonal skills
Previous demonstrated experience coordinating and supervising large crews made up of multiple departments
Experience with outdoor stages and assembly of motorized roof systems is an asset
Certification in troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining CM-ET motors is an asset
Familiarity with current OH&S standards and regulations
Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.
Salary: The starting salary range for this position is between $54,890 and $60,985 annually, depending on experience, working 40 hours per week.
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Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.