This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Production
The Blyth Festival is currently searching for a candidate to fill the seasonal position of House Technician for the 2018 summer season. The contract will start at the end of April and conclude late-September.
In 2018, the Blyth Festival will produce five Canadian plays, (one stand-alone revival & 4 in repertory - three of them world premieres) and our annual Young Company project, as well as present two shows in our studio space.
The Blyth Festival takes place in Blyth Memorial Hall, a municipally owned, newly renovated 379-seat theatre. There are two rehearsal halls, one of which functions as a studio theatre, and ample backstage space for repertory changeovers.
The responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to those normally associated with a similar position in other professional Canadian theatre companies. They include assisting with technical aspects of the Blyth Festival season including day to day use and maintenance of sound & lighting equipment and tools, assisting with work in the theatre as it relates to load-ins, fit-ups, lighting, lighting hangs and focus sessions for all productions in the summer season, technical rehearsals, previews, changeovers, running lighting or sound board during the shows, load outs and daily cleanup and general activities in the theatre as needed and/or assigned by Technical Director and Production Manager. When any other staff members from different departments are using the equipment in the booth, you will ensure they are appropriately trained and follow approved policies and procedures when working with the sound and lighting equipment.
Consoles: Digico S21 (digital w/Dante card) & ETC Element
• Thorough background in theatrical lighting and sound
• Working at Heights required
• Experience with projection an asset
• Working knowledge of QLAB an asset.
• Problem solving skills
• Team player
• Working knowledge of Health & Safety policies
• Valid G Driver’s License an asset
The Blyth Centre for the Arts (including Blyth Festival) was founded in 1975 to produce theatre that reflects the culture and concerns for the people of southwestern Ontario and beyond. In 1975, few scripts that fit the Festival's mandate were being written so we jumped into the creation of new work. At that time, the festival was the only summer theatre producing original Canadian plays, and one of the very few, if not the only "500-seat" theatre in Canada producing Canadian plays exclusively.
Today, located in a village of 1000 in rural Huron County, the Blyth Centre for the Arts is a year-round centre of cultural activity for southwestern Ontario.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Artistic Director Gil Garratt,
Blyth Festival (also known as Blyth Centre for the Arts) was founded in 1975 and functions as an arts centre for Huron County in Southwestern Ontario. The theatre presents a four to six play repertory summer season of exclusively Canadian theatre, with an emphasis on new work.