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LOAD IN & STRIKE CREW - Magnetic North Theatre Festival

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Location: Kitchener / Waterloo, Ontario
Position: Load in & Strike crew
Deadline: April 24, 2010
Posted: April 12, 2010

Job Description / Duties

Reports to: Venue Technical Director & Festival Production Manager

Goals: To assist the touring companies in the smooth installation and strike of their set, lighting, sound and video elements of their production for the Magnetic North Mainstage productions and Encounters.


  • Unload & load set elements, lighting and sound gear from trucks 
  • Aid in installation of set elements 
  • Assist with the hang & focus of lights and cutting of gel 
  • Install sound gear and video gear as required 
  • Provide general assistance as needed to the MNTF staff

Qualifications / Required Skills


  • Previous technical experience in a theatre environment is an essential requirement of this position 
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, reliable, punctual. 
  • Must be highly efficient and able to work as part of a team 
  • Physically fit. Must be able to lift and carry heavy items 
  • Previous experience working at the following local theatres an asset but not necessary: The Registry, The Conrad Centre and the U of W Theatre of the Arts. 
Education / Certification:
  • University / College training or at least 2 years professional experience 
  • Fall/Arrest training an asset 
  • WHMIS Training an asset 
Equipment required:
  • Own personal certified PPE (hard hat, steel-toed boots, work gloves & harness if working at heights) 
  • Own tools an asset (wrench / hammer / multi-bit screwdriver / cordless drill)

Additional Information

Dates: June 7th – June 20th, 2010

Hours per week: Positions range from a minimum of 16 hrs to a maximum of 100 over the 2 weeks.

Working conditions/ environment: Technicians will be working in a variety of theatres and performance spaces. You are required to wear long pants and t-shirts and PPE for all calls. Accommodation is not provided to out-of-town candidates.

Salary: $15/hr

Contact Information

Please send resumes to:
Janelle Rainville
Production Manager

Employer Profile

Magnetic North Theatre Festival is the premiere festival of new Canadian Theatre. The Festival is dedicated to presenting some of the best of Canada’s touring theatre and providing that work with a sufficient showcase to launch into the world. This means that the festival seeks to present audiences with a snapshot of current artistic practice, one that celebrates the maturity and diversity of Canadian theatre. The festival is especially interested in presenting the work of companies who have evolved an aesthetic or working style that distinguishes them and moves the art form forward.

The Magnetic North Theatre Festival is unique in Canada, in that over the course of its life it intends to visit every corner of the nation and provide each major centre in Canada with a snapshot of the most exciting theatre available in Canada. Magnetic North is also unique because it provides an exciting forum to explore issues in contemporary Canadian theatre practice, develop touring opportunities for artists, and reinforce touring/presenting networks across Canada. Among artists and theatre professionals, the festival acts as an annual gathering place where long-lasting relationships are made and a catalyst to promote Canadian theatre touring throughout the country and internationally. Magnetic North Theatre Festival is one of Canada’s most significant annual cultural events.

Foremost amongst Magnetic North’s many strengths is its ambulatory nature, the only theatre festival in Canada to consistently move its operations to all corners of our wide nation. This simple structure has invited everyone in the country to think of Magnetic North as their festival.

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