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Staging Technician (Theatre Practitioner Level 2) - Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Banff, Alberta
Position: Staging Technician (Theatre Practitioner Level 2)
Deadline: April 23, 2017
Posted: April 13, 2017

Job Description / Duties

This is a full-time, termed position to work from June 5 to July 22, 2017.


Performing Arts at Banff Centre is looking for an experienced Staging Technician (Theatre Practitioner Level 2) to join their high-functioning team as additional support during the Banff Summer Arts Festival. Reporting to the Head Staging Technician, the Level 2 Staging Technician will assist in the completion of tasks assigned to the Staging department including assisting with administrative duties and directing the work of practicum participants.

Specific Accountabilities


- Performing Staging Technician work tasks
- Overseeing the work of the Level 1 Staging Technicians and Staging Technician Practicum Participants
- Assisting with the administration of the staging department including overseeing the safety of assigned crews within the supplied frameworks of budget, staffing, equipment, space, and time.
- Staying current on related industry trends including the application of up-to-date techniques and use of special materials
- Applying professional theatre techniques and methods to provide the quality, efficiency, and support level required by Performing Arts

Qualifications / Required Skills

Possesses at least 3 years' experience as a working Staging Technician within a performing arts production environment.


Able to perform satisfactorily all of the major job functions listed below, but may require periodic assistance and/or supervision to perform the entire job function:

- Interpreting and generating technical information
- Load-ins / load-outs
- Running the show
- Rigging
- Selecting and operating tools
- Safely operating and maintaining stage equipment
- Complying with safety codes

Additional Information

The responsibilities of this position require the Staging Technician to be available to work a flexible, rotating schedule.

Staging Technicians are frequently required to perform in a physical working environment with excessive noise, poor air quality, adverse temperatures, frequent and/or strenuous lifting, confined working spaces, work requiring uncomfortable body posture, extended periods of high monotony or concentration, and working at heights.

Staging Technicians will be frequently subjected to deadlines that will have significant consequences for the department if not met.

The job description for this position is currently under review.

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, termed, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500-hour probation period.

The Centre offers on-the-job training, a supportive work environment, a staff cafeteria, subsidized fitness memberships, staff events, and free or reduced admission to many Banff Centre concerts, films, lectures, and exhibitions.

Salary: Between $18.03 and $20.03 per hour, depending on experience

Contact Information

We are currently accepting applications until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Submit your resume and cover letter online via Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity careers website at www.banffcentre.ca/careers.

Employer Profile

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

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