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Head of Tent - KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities - Cirque du Soleil

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: International, International
Position: Head of Tent - KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities
Deadline: October 12, 2014
Posted: September 26, 2014

Job Description / Duties

Regular position
Expected start date: September 2014
(Subject to change)

Reporting to the Production Manager and working under the supervision of the Technical Site Manager, you will be required to:

• Maintain the integrity of the big top, other tents, and related equipment in accordance with Cirque du Soleil policies;
• Plan and supervise the setup and tear-down of the big top and tents, in cooperation with the Production Manager and the Technical Site Manager;
• Document and activate emergency procedures in cooperation with the Director;
• Manage equipment and maintenance according to programs and procedures set by International Headquarters (IHQ);
• Ensure the safety of patrons, personnel and operations on site;
• Manage tent operations and resources (up to 40 persons during setup and tear-down);
• Advise the IHQ team in preparing pre-marking plans;
• Hire, supervise and coach a tent technician in cooperation with the Manager.
• Manage the maintenance and repairs program for the big top and tents according to plans and procedures specified by IHQ;
• Manage and participate in big top and tent modification projects;
• Promote and apply the health and safety program;
• Manage and carry out multiple tasks simultaneously;
• Participate in performance evaluations of employees under your supervision;
• Participate in the budget preparation and follow-up;
• Manage the continuing education of tent employees;
• Follow up with various teams at IHQ;
• Manage the fly-ins and local supernumerary staff during setup and tear-down;
• Remain on call for emergencies.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• College diploma or equivalent;
• A minimum of four to six years’ experience in a similar position;
• Personnel management experience;
• Project management experience an asset;
• Experience reading technical plans essential;
• Ability to work at heights;
• Ability to drive a forklift and operate other heavy machinery;
• Excellent leadership skills;
• Ability to multitask;
• Ability to work long hours and under pressure;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Knowledge of AutoCAD an asset;
• Knowledge of Microsoft software for Windows;
• Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, fluency in French is an asset;
• Available to tour full time and work in foreign countries.

Additional Information

Please apply online here.


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