This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
The Head of Lighting is responsible for all lighting requirements in the Arts Facilities for internal and external events. This position is responsible proving information and expertise to internal and external clients; this may include consultation with faculty on School of Creative Arts productions. This person will act as a lead for the department providing day-to-day guidance to the Lighting Technician and Practicum Students working in this area. Additional responsibilities include:
Provides excellent customer service and support in the consultation with client groups to determine lighting requirements for event.
Responsible for selecting which instruments will be used, what colour, focus etc.
Responsible for liaising with the Technical Director, Arts Facilities Manager and Faculty about issues regarding the technical aspects and requirements of the show and venues.
Provide appropriate technical support during the rehearsal of projects.
Setup, run and strike events
Attendance, as required, at client group planning meetings (internal and external) to provide expertise and input with respect to lighting for events.
Provides input to the Arts Facilities Manager for annual Capital requests for the Lighting Department
Plans and implements weekly, semi-annual and annual maintenance program for all lighting equipment
Keep up to date with the latest health and safety requirements as it relates to the theatre industry and ensure necessary implementation.
Two (2) years of post-secondary training in technical production or live event production
Certificate required: Fall arrest, aerial lift operation, aerial lift certifier
Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience
One (1) to two (2) years working as an operational supervisor
Knowledge of multiple theatre disciplines
Proficient experience and knowledge of Light board programming
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to work as a member of a diverse team
Ability to represent Red Deer College professionally, competently and to a consistent standard
High degree of attention to detail
Ability to think creatively, independently and problem solve.
Strong Customer Service Skills
Applicants must apply on RDC's employment site
RDC has been a leader in education focused on student success for more than 50 years. The College plays a pivotal role in the community by providing facilities, expertise, leadership and innovation that assist in the economic, social, cultural, recreational, athletic, and educational development of Red Deer and Central Alberta.