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Head of Lighting - Neptune Theatre Foundation

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Position: Head of Lighting
Deadline: September 7, 2018
Posted: July 17, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Technical Director and working as an integral member of the production team of Neptune Theatre, the Head Electrician provides efficient and reliable procurement, preparation, setup, construction, operation, and maintenance of all production lighting, projection, special effects equipment, and supervision of casual IATSE crew labour resources within the established budgets and schedules.

This position requires working at heights, climbing ladders, lifting of heavy equipment, and use of hand and power tools.
Per the collective agreement, hours of work for this position will regularly be Tuesday – Sunday, 45 hours per week. During production tech weeks, hours will be long and irregular.

Possible start date of November 27th, 2018. However, the start date for this position is flexible.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The Head Electrician has a combination of skills acquired through formal and on-the-job training, and a demonstrated ability to supervise casual crew labour in a unionized environment.
A strong Head Electrician is a well-organized, reliable, safety-conscious individual with great communication skills and well-rounded knowledge of the technical aspects of theatre. Specific and deep knowledge of modern theatrical lighting equipment and control, especially ETC, is essential.
Knowledge of safe practices for working with electrical equipment, and basic wiring techniques is integral to the work.
The ability to work both independently, and collaboratively is key to the Head Electrician contributing to the success of our productions.

Additional Information

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email by 5PM September 7th, 2018, to the attention of Michael Erwin, Production Manager at:

Include Head Electrician in the subject, and be prepared to provide three or more references.

As per the flexible start date, please indicate your availability in your submission details.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

Salary: $23.19 / hr. 45 Hours per Week. As per our CBA with IATSE 680.

Contact Information

Michael Erwin
Production Manager

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Employer Profile

Since first opening its doors in the early 1960’s, Neptune has produced hundreds of outstanding and remarkable productions, telling stories of our region and beyond. Celebrating 55 years of operations in 2017-2018, Neptune Theatre is the largest professional theatre in Atlantic Canada. Neptune stages more than 300 performances annually, appealing to a wide variety of audiences and diverse communities, and attracting approximately 80,000 people to ts
productions and educational programs. The current season is Neptune’s most expansive season to date, with six main stage productions in Fountain Hall, five studio productions on the Scotiabank Stage, plus four bonus features. With an enduring mission to inspire its audiences with great stories, Neptune as a vision as a cultural organization that enriches the community across the Atlantic Region, earning a national reputation through artistic and creative excellence in programming and in practice of its craft.

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