This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.Category: Production
Reporting to the Head of Scenic Arts Department, Design Coordinator and the Production Manager, Scenic Arts Assistants are responsible for creation and maintenance of all scenic elements as per the instruction of the Head of Scenic Arts Department and Design Coordinator. They will also act of Running Crew for the duration of the production.
• Under the direction of the HOD, the Assistants will work to arrive at the timely completion of all props, set pieces, special effects, and rigging required by the production. (This may require repairing, rebuilding or modifying old set pieces and props as necessary), and working to high standards of accuracy and detail in a variety of materials like wood, metal, paint, foam, drapes, etc.
• Expediting projects within scheduled deadlines.
• Working within the requirements of Health and Safety Legislation (including the donning of proper PPE when working on site)
• Helping to oversee any Scenic volunteers who help in the shop.
• Helping to move and install set pieces, props, or special effects when they’re ready to head down to the set, within the schedule set by Stage Management.
• Emergency repairs and assistance for problems pertaining to the stage, set, props or effects during the run of the show.
• Taking part in the rigging of the Crucifixion onstage during the performance.
• Working to pre-set and/or strike Set Pieces, Props, or Effects, during the performance.
• Working the annual strike week that follows the performance season.
• Other duties as required
• A minimum of 2 years of Theatre Technology Schooling.
• Experience in the theatre industry in areas such as: carpentry, props, paint and running crews
• A strong understanding of theatre organization
• Experience working in carpentry, prop and paint shops
• Must enjoy working in a challenging creative environment with a large group of eclectic personalities
• Excellent Inter-personal skills both written and verbal.
• Excellent conflict resolution skills
• Willing and able to walk the challenging outdoor, 60-acre set
• A valid driver’s license is required
• Valuable related experience includes: Vectorworks or AutoCAD, working in theatres with volunteers and/or large casts; certification in theatre rigging; experience with outdoor theatre and/or working with animals and First AID
• Must be able to work daytime, evenings, weekends and holidays.
First Day – May 1st 2019
First Day of Rehearsal – May 9th 2019
Opening Night – July 5th 2019
Closing Night – July 21st 2019
Strike Week (Contract End date) – July 28th 2019
Salary: $7000 - 12 Week Contract
Steven Lafond - Production Manager
Now in its 26th season, the Canadian Badlands Passion Play is an epic musical/theatrical portrayal of the life of Jesus set on Canada’s largest outdoor theatre stage with up to 180 performers on stage. Our 35 member Production team works with the volunteer and paid actor cast to present 9 performance each July to an aggregate audience of over 13,000. We invite you to consider joining us this coming season.