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Resident Technician - Simon Fraser University - Cultural Unit

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Resident Technician
Deadline: February 8, 2017
Posted: January 18, 2017

Job Description / Duties

As directed by the Manager, Production & Technical Services, the Resident Theatre Technician provides technical services to support all events within the SFU Vancouver Campus Woodward’s Performance Complex and, as required, maintains a presence on site during performances, exhibitions, and events. Applies thorough technical knowledge of all aspects of theatre production including 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. Provides expertise, training, direction, and assistance to technical staff, crew, and students. Assists the Manager, Production & Technical Services, in establishing and maintaining safety standards and practices. Acts as the group lead responsible for coordinating the work of technical staff in the operation, installation, direction, and maintenance of technical equipment and systems, as assigned by the Manager, Production & Technical Services. Performs other duties and responsibilities consistent with the job description and classification on request. Please note: This position is located at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.

Qualifications / Required Skills

- High School graduation and two years of post-secondary education with a Certificate or Diploma in Technical Theatre Production, with training in all aspects of theatre production including lighting, audio, video, costumes, props, stage management, rigging, and stage carpentry.
- 6 years of related experience.
-Thorough knowledge of theatrical and performance technologies, systems, and practices.
- Thorough technical knowledge of all aspects of theatre production including lighting, audio, video, costumes, props, stage management, rigging, and stage carpentry.
- Thorough knowledge of Environmental Health & Safety and WorkSafe 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 a variety of modern lighting and audio consoles and to execute light plots and sound designs.
- Ability to operate personnel lifts, dollies, risers, platforms, decking, drapery, chain motors, pulleys, ropes, cables, and other such devices.
- Ability to install scenic and display elements required for performances, exhibitions, and events.
- Ability to interpret, create and edit CAD plans, plots, and schematics necessary for the communication of production requirements.
- Ability to use standard software applications at a basic level (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- 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.

**or an equivalent combination of formal education, certificate/program of study and experience is acceptable.

Salary: $1934.69 bi-weekly (to maximum of 70 hours) PLUS very generous benefit and pension package

Contact Information

A detailed resume and cover letter quoting Competition #014 must be received in our office by 4:30 pm on February 8, 2017, addressed to the attention of Francesca Turrell, Human Resources Advisor. Please follow the application instructions
at: http://www.sfu.ca/hr/prospective_employees/HowToApply.html.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Employer Profile

Located between Gastown, Chinatown, and the Downtown Eastside, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is housed in Vancouver’s iconic Woodward’s complex. Home to SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, this distinctive venue consists of studios, a concert hall, a Cinema, and multi-configuration theatre and studio spaces. Goldcorp Centre for the Arts' state-of-the-art cinema and performance spaces are in high demand within the cultural arts community and is host and home to internationally acclaimed performers, and local community and cultural users alike.

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