This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.Category: Technical
The Lead Stage Hand takes care of all the technological needs for live performance by setting
up, working with and taking care of the necessary audio, lighting, backline and tools.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with the Venue Technical Supervisor to facilitate the stage setup requirements of
Work from the day of show production advance to properly prepare, patch, and provide
all audio connectivity required. Plot and hang all lighting elements and lighting
connectivity required. This is inclusive of any stage requirements such as mics, electrical
drops, risers, steps, follow spots, special effects lighting, moving lighting and theatrical
Setup and maintain inhouse backline equipment
Perform equipment and system maintenance as directed by the Technical Supervisor.
Perform additional duties as required.
Five (5) years of experience as a stagehand for live performances.
Working knowledge of both conventional and LED lighting elements inclusive of
dimming and connectivity.
Working knowledge of proper lighting technique across different musical and theatrical
platforms inclusive of orchestral presentation.
Ability to read and interpret a standard lighting plot and facilitate the hang of
Working knowledge of proper mic technique across different musical platforms
inclusive of orchestral presentation.
Set and patch a stage according to provided stage plot and input lists.
Proven ability to work with different artists needs at the highest level of customer service.
Experience in creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
A demonstrated commitment to enhancing a safety culture through effective
management with the goal of achieving a healthy and safe operation.
Professional, proven customer service skills with demonstrated interpersonal,
organizational and communication skills
The ability to work in a team environment, liaise with key external and internal
stakeholders at all levels of the organization and the public.
A valid Working at heights and Scissor lift operator Certification
A valid Ontario driver’s license, Class “G”, with a clean driving record.
Position Title: Lead Stage Hand
This is a I.A.T.S.E. Local 461 certified position. IATSE members from sister locals are encouraged to apply. A non-IATSE member successful in obtaining this position will become a member of Local 461.
Department: Recreation and Community Services
Division: Performing Arts Centre
Reports To: Technical Supervisors
Salary: Salary Grid: As per IATSE Collective Agreement
Please forward your cover letter and updated resume to:
The First Ontario Performing Arts Centre is a multi-venue facility located in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario and the hear of the Niagara Region. More information on the center at https://firstontariopac.ca/