This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Employment Dates for the 2015/2016 season are from August 21, 2015 to May 29th, 2016.
The Shop Assistant / Running Crew is a temporary position hired on an annual, as-needed basis. The position provides support for the scenic carpentry shop for builds on Neptune’s larger shows, and then places that person on the running crew for these shows. This position is an opportunity for a carpenter at the beginning of their career to gain practical experience in scenic construction and in being a running crew member. This also provides a cross-over between the construction shop and the show crew in how pieces were constructed so repairs may be more easily carried out.
This position is hired in accordance with our Collective Bargaining Agreement between IATSE 680 and Neptune Theatre Foundation.
Please Note: Applicants do not have to be members of IATSE to apply.
The position would entail 45 hours a week during the build and install, and then 35 - 40 hrs a week during the run of the show. There is a two week period between Jan 4th and Jan 17th where the position may be inactive between the strike of the Holiday show and the begin of the Spring musical build.
As this position is designed to give experience to less experienced technicians and increase the number of skilled carpenters and running crew, preference will be given to technicians who live in Nova Scotia.
Specific Job Functions
As Shop Assistant, work under the Head of Scenic Carpentry in the construction of Neptune productions. This assistance can range from shop maintenance to independent construction of scenic elements, with wide ranging tasks in-between. The Shop Assistant should have a good working knowledge of the safe use of most major shop tools, including table and mitre saws, screw guns, and air fasteners.
As Running Crew, work as a member of the running crew on Neptune productions, reporting to the Head of Staging. This includes, but not limited to, safe operation of fly lines, stage machinery, properties, and maintenance as required.
Assist in the repair of scenery during the run of shows as required.
This is and entry level position that requires working knowledge of the safe use, and comfort with typical carpentry shop power tools (table saw, chop saw, drills etc), and understanding of stage craft vocabulary and etiquette.