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Stage Carpenter - Ballet BC

This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Stage Carpenter
Deadline: August 6, 2021
Posted: July 9, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Ballet BC is looking for an experienced, team oriented professional to assume the role of Stage Carpenter for the 2021-22 season, beginning October 2021 through May 2022. Reporting to the Director of Production, the Stage Carpenter is responsible for the coordination and implementation of staging elements of the company’s programming and touring in line with the Artistic Director’s vision, and company mandate and objectives.
The successful candidate must have extensive experience in current and traditional stage practice, with a solid background in stage carpentry and scenic construction, demonstrate proficiency with theatrical rigging systems, protocols and safety regulations, and efficiently organize and supervise crew. The candidate will possess an aptitude to meet the demands and challenges of the creative process, the flexibility to work on the preparation multiple programs simultaneously with the capacity to adjust priorities as needed to complete the work required. The candidate will also require a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, a capacity to work self-directed, supervise a team and contribute to a collaborative and positive environment.

• Attend all scheduled production meetings and critical studio runs as required
• Staging logistics – develop and plot a staging and rigging plans for the productions based on the program order and technical requirements for each production and production on tour
• Coordinate the Ballet BC production staff, and oversee the Venue staffing and IATSE labour
• Maintain budget expectations for Ballet BC productions
• Work with the Director of Production in preparation for touring, venue review, production presentation adjustments, inventory and logistics preparation and production staffing review
• Communicate with touring venues, regarding staging and set up of the program, to ensure the programs integrity within the parameters set forth in the venue rider
• Scenic construction – construct within their capacity scenery or construction supervision of scenic and prop elements for new creations
• To ensure that the warehouse, props and set pieces are inventoried, organized and maintained to a high standard
• To assist with the moving, load-in, construction, repair and tear-down of sets and props during production periods, or as may be required in studio or other rehearsal venues
• Maintain a clean, safe and secure working area at all times
• To oversee all truck loading, unloading, shipping and receiving at the warehouse and Venues in which Ballet BC is performing
• As required, prepare production paperwork that will be necessary for the house crew
• Complete final as is technical documentation of productions for the Ballet BC production archive

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Under graduate degree, or equivalent training from an institution specializing in stagecraft
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field as a Stage Carpenter or in a supervisory capacity
• Competency in all aspects of current stage practice
• Basic scenic carpentry skills
• Critical and logical thinking, analysis and reasoning
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team effectively, with varied personalities, and many work styles
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Strong written and verbal communication
• Familiar with labour collective agreements
• Class 5 driver’s License
• Valid Passport
• Microsoft office proficiency, with an emphasis on Excel
• Proficient with Vectorworks, AutoCAD, or Rhino
• Construction drawing and drafting experience
• Additional industry recognized certifications (fire arms, pyro, rigging or electrical)

Salary: Weekly Salary 1150.00 - 1200.00 per week plus 4% vacation

Contact Information

Applicants are invited to apply by sending a cover letter and resume (pdf attachments please) via email addressed to:

Applications will be accepted until 5pm, Friday August 6, 2021
We thank all applicants for your interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Name: Derek Mack
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 732-5003 xtn 216

Employer Profile

Ballet BC is a creation-based company of talented dancers from Canada and around the world that is committed to exploration and collaboration in contemporary dance. Solidly grounded in the rigour and artistry of classical ballet, with an emphasis on innovation and the immediacy of the 21st century, the company presents a distinct and diverse repertoire of the most sought-after Canadian and international contemporary ballet choreography.
While presenting a season of three productions in Vancouver the company continues its commitment to perform highly acclaimed productions on regional, national and international tours.