This is a Temporary, Part-time position.Category: Technical
As assigned by the Manager, Production & Technical Services, or by a senior Theatre Production Technician, the Junior Theatre Production Technician assists with the delivery of technical services to support all events within the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts venues. Provides technical support for equipment maintenance, installation, operation, and tear-downs. Applies general technical knowledge of at least one aspect of theatre production (e.g., lighting, audio, video, film projection, costumes, props, stage management, rigging, and stage carpentry), to assist in the provision of high quality technical services and support for all performances and events. Inspects and performs minor repairs and maintenance on theatre equipment including stage and audience risers, lighting instruments and cables, audio equipment and cables, video equipment and cables, and scene shop equipment. Installs, tests and operates, and tears down production equipment before and after events. Re-arranges the stages, lobby, warm-up areas and changing rooms according to the needs of specific productions. Performs other related duties consistent with position title and classification.
• **High school graduation and one year post-secondary education with training towards a formal program certificate/diploma program equivalent in theatre production.
• **1 year of related experience.
• General knowledge of theatrical and performance technologies, systems, and practices.
• General technical knowledge of at least one aspect of theatre production (e.g., lighting, audio, video, costumes, props, stage management, rigging, and stage carpentry).
• Good knowledge of safety protocols standard to the performance industry.
• Basic working knowledge of backstage procedures and theatre organization.
• Good oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to inspect and perform minor repairs and maintenance on theatre equipment.
• Ability to assist in the running of Theatre events by moving scenery, costumes, and props, and operation of lighting, audio, and video equipment as directed.
• Ability to install and tear down sets, props, costumes, video, lights, and audio equipment before and after Theatre events.
• Ability to sets and re-set performance stages, scene shop, lobby, warm-up areas, and dressing rooms according to the needs of specific productions and events.
• Ability to climb and work at heights, on ladders and catwalks.
• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
• Ability to work as a member of a team.
• Ability to appreciate and support the delivery of educational opportunities.
• Ability to work irregular hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends and to work extended hours, as required.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 25kg.
• **or an equivalent combination of formal education, certificate/program of study and experience is acceptable.
Please note: There are 5-10 part-time positions available working up to 70 hours bi-weekly. This position is located at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.
Salary: $18.65/hour + shift differentials and added benefits in accordance with CUPE Local 338 Collective Agreement
A detailed resume and cover letter quoting Competition #295 must be received in our office by 4:30 pm on
August 28, 2013, addressed to the attention of Sheva Bridgmohan, Human Resources Advisor. Please follow the application instructions at: www.sfu.ca/hr/prospective_employees/HowToApply.html.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts if a multi-venue, state of the art performance complex, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Venues include a 350 seat cinema, 4 black box theatres of variable capacities and capabilities, an acoustic concert space, and an art gallery. GCA is also the home of the Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts. GCAs events range from lectures to large scale international performances. The fall of 2013 will host Vancouver Fringe Festival’s ‘Pick of the Fringe’, Vancouver International Film Festival, Marcel Duchamp, Turning Point Ensemble, among many exciting projects.