This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.Category: Technical
The Blyth Festival is currently searching for candidates to fill the seasonal positions of House Technician for the 2019 summer season. The contract will start in early May and end early September (1 position) and early October (2 positions).
In 2019, the Blyth Festival will produce a repertory season of four Canadian plays (2 world premieres), one stand-alone production, 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 & video equipment and tools
• working with the Technical Director to manage inventory for the repertory season
• assisting with work in the theatre and Phillips Studio as it relates to load-ins, fit-ups, lighting hangs and focus sessions for all productions in the season
• participating in technical rehearsals, previews, changeovers
• running lighting and/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.
• Background and training in lighting, audio and video
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Strong team player
• Valid G Driver’s Licence an asset
• Working at Heights
• Working knowledge of QLAB, as well as ETC Element & Digico S21 consoles, Dante
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
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.
Salary: $800/week + vacation pay
Please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Gil Garratt, at . with subject line HOUSE TECHNICIAN
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
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 summer season of exclusively Canadian theatre, with an emphasis on new work.