This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
If you are in search of working in a creative and dynamic environment situated in a world class professional facility with the opportunity to collaborate on innovative theatrical productions, as well as nurture and shape young artists of the future, then consider joining The Country Day School’s Performing Arts Department as Production Associate.
Working closely with the Technical Director of the Performing Arts Centre, the successful candidate will assist in the overall day-to-day operation of the theater, as well as work on a variety of different projects with the School’s Drama Department and with external clients who have rented the Performing Arts Centre.
In addition to a College or University degree in Theatre Production and/or Technology, the ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the entertainment industry, excellent technical knowledge with various lighting and sound systems, superior trouble-shooting skills, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Commensurate to working in a theatre environment, the candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and long hours during peak seasons.
Key Responsibilities include:
• Using your artistic abilities, you will be responsible for independently procuring and building props, creatively painting scenery, and working with the Technical Director to build sets for various theatrical performances.
• Using your theatrical technical knowledge and expertise, you will be responsible for creating and executing all lighting designs for performances in the theatre. This includes designing, hanging, and focusing lights, operating the lighting console during performances, as well as maintaining and troubleshooting the lighting system as required.
• Attentively and proficiently operating, maintaining and troubleshooting the sound system during performances.
• Collaborating with Faculty Performance Directors on the creative technical aspects of three major Drama Productions throughout the school year.
• Collaborating with Faculty to mentor students throughout the school year on technical aspects of the theatre production for both curriculum-based projects and school performances.
• Proficient in lighting and sound systems, preferably in ETC Ion lighting console.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Experience providing mentorship to a group of individuals, preferably students.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with patience, adaptability and flexibility.
• A strong customer service ethic, with the ability to work respectfully and productively with a wide range of internal and external clients.
• Energetic, enthusiastic and creative individual with a positive “can do” attitude.
• Knowledgeable about current theatre technology.
• Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and deadlines.
• Ability to assist with set building, including heavy lifting.
• First Aid, WHMIS, Fall Arrest and Lift Operation certifications are an asset.
The Country Day School offers a positive working environment with a competitive salary. All employees of The Country Day School must be able to provide a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. Only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.
The Head of School invites qualified individuals to apply by July 19, 2013 with resume and cover letter:
John Liggett, Head of School
The Country Day School
13415 Dufferin Street
King, ON L7B 1K5
Fax: 905 833-7049
The Country Day School (CDS) is a university-preparatory, non-denominational school for boys and girls JK-12. We offer a superior, balanced education that challenges the student, develops the mind and strengthens the character. For more information about this leading Canadian independent school, please visit www.cds.on.ca