This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
As directed by the SCA Technical Director and in consultation with Production and Design faculty, the Technician is the primary position responsible for the carpentry and costume shops, and assists in the delivery of technical services for the School’s productions as produced by the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Provides technical advice, demonstration, guidance, and assistance to faculty, sessional instructors, and students on the proper use of tools and equipment in the carpentry shops and costume shop. Maintains the facility and equipment and oversees the safe use of the various production areas in compliance with University, WorkSafeBC, and WHMIS regulations. 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.
• **High school graduation and two years of post-secondary education or formal certificate/diploma program equivalent in Fine Arts, Theatre Production, or a related field, with courses or formal training in all aspects of theatre production.
• **3 years of related experience.
• Excellent knowledge of theatrical and performance technologies, systems, and practices; with a focus on scenic
construction, shop management, and safe work practices.
• Excellent knowledge of Environmental Health & Safety and WorkSafe BC safety protocols and practices in addition to the
safety protocols standard to the performance industry.
• Good technical knowledge of costuming and props.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
• Ability to successfully complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training.
• Ability to obtain and successfully re-certify for Occupational First Aid Level 1.
• Ability to use power tools, hand tools, and shop equipment.
• Ability to perform routine equipment maintenance and repair (e.g., replacing blades, set-ups and alignments, lubricating and
• Ability to conduct training in the safe operation of power and hand tools.
• Ability to operate personnel lifts, dollies, risers, platforms, decking, drapery, chain motors, pulleys, ropes, cables, and other
• 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 and to assist with training in CAD software such as Vectorworks.
• Ability to use standard software applications at a basic level (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Ability to exercise mature judgement and initiative.
• Ability to coordinate, train, and provide work direction to students and temporary staff/technical crew, in a fast paced
environment within strict timelines.
• Ability to climb and to work at heights of up to 16 feet.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
• 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.
Start date: ASAP
Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from people of all genders and orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities.
Salary: $1850.23 - $2,096.88 biweekly
A detailed resume and cover letter quoting Competition #744 must be received in our office by 4:30 pm on January 3, 2018, 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.
A more detailed job description may be obtained at http://www.sfu.ca/jobpostings
THE SCHOOL: Located in a dynamic neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts has a national and award-winning reputation for its innovative approach to fostering contemporary art. At SCA, we’re not interested in producing interdisciplinary art, we’re interested in defining it. The School is an interdisciplinary fine and performing arts and scholarly program that offers a BA in Art, Performance and Cinema Studies and BFAs in Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Art, as well as an interdisciplinary MFA and an MA in Comparative Media Arts.
In September 2010, SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) relocated to stunning new cultural facilities within the redeveloped Woodward’s complex in downtown Vancouver. SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is a 120,000 square-foot, multi-venue arts and culture space that houses five public venues, including a state-of-the-art 350 seat cinema, a unique theatre which can accommodate flexible staging configurations, a small concert hall, and two smaller black box theatres.