This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Temporary position (13 months)
Expected start date: August 2016
(Subject to change)
Under the supervision of the Production Manager, you will be required to ensure the successful transition of all automation elements into an arena environmentin such a way as to meet the creative and operational requirements, in accordance with established parameters, schedules and budgets.
Duties to include:
Prepare project schedules and budgets, and monitor them closely;
Secure quotes according to trade practices and ensure that they include all the elements required for their execution according to the established parameters and budgets;
Maintain the creator's vision in terms of constructing the design and existing technical concepts for use in arena environment.
Carry out research, and verify the technical concept and design of existing equipment to determine suitability for use in Arena environment.
Carry out research, design, and verify the technical concept for new equipment and items to manufacture or acquire, while respecting the creators' vision and artistic constraints;
Read, write and correct technical specifications;
Liaise directly with selected suppliers to ensure budget, timeframe and technical requirements are adhered to.
Act as a point of contact between the tour, the suppliers, and the adaptation team on all matters related to automation.
Work closely with the other project supervisors; and communicate with the Production Manager and other stakeholders in the event of difficulties or unforeseen circumstances;
Supervise and participate in the successful implementation and proper use of new and existing equipment during transition to arena touring environment.
Follow-up on the implementation and utilization of equipment.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
DEC (college-level diploma) in show production or equivalent experience;
Six to eight years' experience in set design, including three years as a project supervisor or technical director;
General knowledge of all technical aspects of a show and specific knowledge of automation and area touring.
Excellent organizational, priority- and budget-management skills;
Ability to adapt to the unexpected and work under pressure;
Knowledge of the Windows environment, Office and AutoCAD;
Fluency in English and French, both written and spoken;
Available to travel.
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From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents.
The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world.