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Lighting Coordinator - Black and McDonald

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Lighting Coordinator
Deadline: April 8, 2014
Posted: April 4, 2014

Job Description / Duties

The primary responsibility of the FMO Coordinator is to ensure that exhibit lighting within the Canadian Museum of Human Rights are in compliance with the museum’s standards and practices. Responsibilities include the ongoing maintenance of all light exhibits and assisting in the vision design of how light can be used to enhance or define an exhibit and/or special event. In certain instances, the FMO Coordinator will be responsible for working with and supervising other technicians, coordinating work with the AV department and working with outside groups or designers.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Provide regularly scheduled maintenance of all exhibit lighting systems and equipment including lighting fixtures, special effects equipment, electrical cabling, dimmer systems, computerized lighting systems, and related equipment
• Oversee installation of exhibit light as per the contract light designer(s), ensuring documentation of the exhibit lighting is recorded
• Provide on-going advice on the installation of exhibit lighting equipment, electrical cabling, and related materials necessary to complete various lighting designs
• Troubleshoot lighting control issues
• Reprogramming exhibit lighting as required
• Liaise with other departments to ensure delivery of the museum’s exhibit lighting requirements
• Assist with the purchase and/or rental of equipment, including tracking, and pricing
• Receive, document and maintain a complete and accurate database of the lighting design and accessories used for exhibit lighting
• Ensure adequate spare parts are in stock to permit the uninterrupted operation of the exhibit lighting
• Ensure that equipment manuals, certificates, and warranty information are maintained
• Ensure that maintenance records and reports are updated and maintained
• Work with exhibit lighting department to set yearly budgets
• Develop life cycle plans to minimize lighting loads and replacements
• Hire, schedule, co-ordinate and supervise part-time and full-time technicians
• Assist in maintenance and repair duties as requested
• Operate forklift and personnel lifting devices

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Bachelors’ degree in technical theatre, film or television production or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum 10 years of experience in technical theatre, film, museum, television production or other artistic lighting related field
• Minimum 5 years of experience in planning and installing lighting systems
• Construction trades experience is an asset
• Strong knowledge of the fundimental principles of electricity as it applies to lighting
• Previous lighting experience within an art galleries, theatre and/or museums
• Strong knowledge of various types of lighting control, specifically Lutron and ETC dimming and control systems
• Familiarity with DMX lighting systems/software and lighting dimming components
• Have a thorough understanding of the concepts of lighting design, cueing, and paperwork
• Have the ability to interpret and understand exhibit, lighting and AV schematic and layout plans
• Working knowledge of AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel and Word
• Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and oral)
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
• Valid driver’s license
• License/certification to operate forklifts up to 5 ton capacity and scissor lifts (aerial work platform) up to 3’x8’x 25’ reach
• Current Fall Protection/Arrest and WHMIS certifications

Postion Requirements:
• Required to be available outside of regular business hours to accommodate instillation requirements
• Required to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
• Required on a regular basis to climb ladders and work at a minimum height of 20 feet
• Required personal protective equipment to be worn, appropriate to the task being performed

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Contact Information

Please apply through this link or visit the career section on our website: www.blackandmcdonald.com. If this is an internal candidate, please advise your supervisor prior to applying.

Employer Profile

Our Company

In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all.

The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions.

Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets.

Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada and the United States. The company has over 4,000 employees working out of a network of more than 20 offices.

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