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Head of Scenic Arts Department and Design Coordinator - Badlands Passion Play

This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Drumheller, Alberta
Position: Head of Scenic Arts Department and Design Coordinator
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Posted: October 31, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Areas of Oversight

• Overseeing the timely completion of all props, set pieces, special effects, and rigging required by the production. (This may require repairing, rebuilding or modifying old set pieces and props as necessary), and working to high standards of accuracy and detail in a variety of materials like wood, metal, paint, foam, drapes, etc.
• Expediting projects within scheduled deadlines and regularly reporting to the Production Manager on the status of the project budget and schedule.
• Managing, and tracking department budget as set by the Production Manager
• Creating and maintaining the necessary paperwork for props & set pieces, along with the Assistant Stage Manager in charge of backstage.
• Participate in Team meetings, weekly production meetings and design meetings
• Understanding and promoting the requirements of health and safety legislation (including the donning of proper PPE when working on site), while supervising and maintaining the workshop and production worksites to keep them safe and clean
• Overseeing Scenic Assistants and volunteer helpers in the timely completion of all scenic elements required by the script.
• Sourcing and purchasing set pieces or parts that cannot (or should not) be built in-house.
• Working with the Production Manager to move and install set pieces, props, or special effects when they’re ready to head down to the set, within the schedule set by Stage Management.
• Emergency repairs and assistance for problems pertaining to the stage, set, props or effects during the run of the show.
• Watching Run Through rehearsals and Dress Rehearsals and take notes for required action to make the show the best it can be.
• Overseeing pre-setting or striking Set Pieces, Props, or Effects, during the performance.
• Doing any required maintenance and repairs to set/prop pieces during the run of the production.
• Receiving notes from Stage Management and resolving them to the best of their ability
• Overseeing the annual strike week that follows the performance season.
• Other duties as required

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualifications and Required Skills

• A minimum of 2 years of Theatre Technology Schooling.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the theatre industry in areas such as: Design, carpentry, props, paint and running crews
• A strong understanding of theatre organization
• Experience in crew scheduling/planning/staffing
• A working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Experience working in a carpentry and prop shop
• Must enjoy working in a challenging creative environment with a large group of eclectic personalities
• Excellent Inter-personal skills both written and verbal.
• Excellent conflict resolution skills
• Willing and able to walk the challenging outdoor, 60-acre set
• A valid driver’s license is required
• Valuable related experience includes: Vectorworks or AutoCAD, working in theatres with volunteers and/or large casts; certification in theatre rigging; experience with outdoor theatre and/or working with animals and First AID
• Must be able to work daytime, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Salary: Salary - 700$ - 900$ a week depending on experience

Contact Information

Please send resumes and/or questions to:
Vance Neudorf - Executive Director

Employer Profile

Now in its 26th season, the Badlands Passion Play is an epic portrayal of the life of Jesus set on Canada’s largest outdoor theatre stage with up to 180 performers on stage. Our 35 member Production team works with the volunteer and paid actor cast to present 9 performance each July to an aggregate audience of over 13,000. We invite you to consider joining us this coming season.

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