This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
As directed by the Manager, Production & Technical Services, the Theatre Production Technician assists in the delivery of technical services to support all events within the SFU Vancouver Campus Woodward's Performance Complex. Maintains a presence on site during performances, exhibitions, and events, as assigned by the Manager, Production & Technical Services. Applies thorough specialist technical knowledge of at least one aspect of theatre production (e.g., lighting, audio, video, costumes, props, stage management, rigging, and stage carpentry), to ensure the provision of high quality technical services and support for all theatre productions. Acts as group lead responsible for coordinating the Junior Theatre Production Technicians in the operation, installation, and maintenance of technical equipment and systems, as assigned by the Manager, Production and Technical Services, Faculty, and the Resident Theatre Technicians.
High School graduation and two years of post-secondary education with a Certificate or Diploma in Technical Theatre Production, with training in at least one aspect of theatre production (e.g., lighting, audio, video, costumes, props, stage management, rigging, and stage carpentry).
Minimum 4 years experience.
An equivalent combination of formal education, certificate/program of study ad experience is acceptable.
Good knowledge of theatrical and performance technologies, systems, and practices.
Thorough specialist technical knowledge of at least one aspect of theatre production (e.g., lighting, audio, video, costumes, props, stage management, rigging, and stage carpentry.
Good knowledge of Environmental Heath & Safety and Work Safe BC safety protocols and practices in addition to the safety protocols standard to the performance industry.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent customer service and client relations skills.
Ability to operate personnel lifts, dollies, risers, platforms, decking, drapery, chain motors, pulleys, ropes, cables, and other such devices.
Ability to interpret drafted floor plans, plots, and elevations.
Ability to climb and to work at heights.
Ability to coordinate, train, motivate, and provide direction to technical staff and crew.
Ability to coordinate the work of others in a fast paced environment within strict timelines.
Ability to appreciate and support the delivery of educational opportunities.
Ability to work flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, and weekends, and to work extended hours, as required. Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 25 kg.
Please note: For external candidates, the starting salary is the first step of the salary range.
Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment.
This position is located at SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.
Salary: $1,885.38 - $2,136.72 Bi-Weekly
SFU External Relations - Woodwards Cultural Unit
SFU Woodward’s Cultural & Community Programs (SFUW) vision is to enable and promote creativity and leading edge practices in the contemporary arts as well as public community discourse. By supporting professional activities through partnerships, SFUW engages the immediate inner-city community through unique cultural, employment, and public initiatives.