Job Board/Babillard d'emplois > STAGE & LIGHTING SPECIALIST (GR10) CUPE 2950 - UBC Theatre and Film


This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Deadline: June 18, 2019
Posted: June 4, 2019

Job Description / Duties

Job Summary

Works on all aspects of the production of stage settings, lighting, and audio-visual effects for theatre, studio productions, lectures, and demonstrations.

Organizational Status

Reports to the Manager of Theatre Production.

Work Performed

Ensuring safety regulations are followed
Supervising students and theatre assistants
Instructing and supervising students in the use of, all shop equipment, all lighting instruments and lighting boards (FWT and Telus Theatres), all specialty theatrical equipment, projectors, video projectors and all sound equipment
Production Scheduling and developing priorities for stage and lighting activities
Performing the duties of Technical Director on various productions chosen by the Production Manager Interpreting drawings and plans for production activity, including but not limited to scenic and lighting work
Cost Estimating
Arranging lighting and other technical equipment requirements
Maintaining equipment
Maintaining supplies inventories
Moving, building and installing scenery in all of the Department’s locations
Performing other related tasks as required

Qualifications / Required Skills


High School graduation and Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
5 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven computer drafting skills and digital PDF drawing management, Vectorworks or AutoCAD preferred, previous scenery construction drawing experience would be preferred.
MIG and Oxy Acetylene Welding experience would be an asset.
Valid class 5 driver’s license would be an asset.
Understanding of IT networks for technical theatre would be preferred.
Experience working with students would be considered an asset.
Experience supervising and leading student crews, preferably in an academic environment, would be preferred.
Experience mentoring junior technicians would be an asset.
Experience collaborating with junior designers & directors would be an asset.
Experience with supervising 8 or more crew members on a call would be an asset.
Experience supervising multiple technical theatre disciplines (i.e. electrics/audio/video/rigging/scenery construction) would be preferred.
Experience constructing tv/film sets would be an asset.
Equity/Immigration Statement

Additional Information

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary: 51,000-59,000

Contact Information


Employer Profile

UBC Theatre and Film has five programs within the department offering: BFA Acting; BFA/MFA Theatre Design and Production; BFA/MFA Film Production; BA/MA/PhD Theatre Studies: and BA Film Studies and MA, PhD in Cinema and Media Studies. Located on the beautiful Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia, we have a full theatre season and a very active department.