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Scenic and Lighting Specialist - UBC Department of Theatre and Film

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Scenic and Lighting Specialist
Deadline: August 14, 2021
Posted: July 27, 2021

Job Description / Duties

This position works in the creative and dynamic Department of Theatre and Film at the UBC Vancouver Point Grey campus. Our department has over 20 full time faculty supported by 14 full time staff. Many of our research faculty’s work is directly focused on design, production and performance, making this a truly one stop shop for creative projects. This position works on all aspects of the production of stage scenery, lighting, and audio-visual effects for theatre, studio productions, lectures, and demonstrations. This position has a large role in classroom support for students in stage craft courses. This position also plays a key role in the budgeting process by providing estimates of material and time and assisting in determining viable alternatives. This position will advise students on various facets of stage scenery and lighting.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Preferred Qualifications
-High School graduation and Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
-5 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Experience constructing tv/film sets would be an asset.
-Experience supervising multiple technical theatre disciplines (i.e. scenery construction/electrics/audio/video/rigging) would be preferred.
-Experience supervising and leading student crews, preferably in an academic environment, would be preferred.
-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 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.

Additional Information

Work Performed:
-Ensuring safety regulations are followed
-Instructing and supervising students in the use of, all carpentry shop equipment, all lighting instruments and lighting boards (FWT and Telus Studio), all specialty theatrical equipment, video projectors and all sound equipment
-Building, installing and moving scenery in all of the Department's locations
-Supervising students and theatre assistants
-Assists 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 rental requirements
-Participates in the planning of productions by contributing ideas to achieve scenic, lighting, and audio/visual effects
-Participates in the budgeting process by providing material and time estimates
-Does cabling of lighting equipment and motorized devices for stage effects
-Reviews and coordinates lighting requirements
-Assembles and sets up audio/visual equipment requirements
-Maintains equipment, and ensures stock level of inventory of equipment and supplies is adequate
-Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment for junior staff and students

Salary: $4,531.00 - $5,246.00 CAD Monthly

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Employer Profile

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities globally. A large part of what makes us unique is the community of engaged students, faculty, and staff who are collectively committed to shaping a better world.
Recognized as a leading employer in British Columbia and Canada, UBC supports inspired students, faculty and staff on their journey of discovery, and challenges them to realize their greatest potential. New ideas, changing infrastructure, innovative technology, and fresh approaches are opening up possibilities for the future of research, teaching, and work. Are you ready to embrace the future together?
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.