This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Education
St. George’s School has an opportunity for an experienced and energized teacher to assume the role of the Theatre Technical Coordinator. This full-time position will play a role in ensuring the smooth running of the Theatre’s day-to-day operations. The Technical Coordinator’s schedule aligns with the production schedule and will include some long shifts and the occasional evenings and weekends.
This individual embodies the following core competencies: empathy, integrity, humility, respect, responsibility, and resilience.
Responsibilities will include:
• Overall responsibility for the infrastructure of the 422-seat facility.
• Teaches stagecraft to students (Theatre production) by delivering the BC curriculum at .4 FTE (two blocks).
• Responsible for preparing production and build schedules, and all technical support of each production, including set construction, lighting, sound, properties, rigging and special effects. Supervisory role in the collection, construction and storage of properties.
• Designs/organizes, in collaboration with the Head of Theatre and drama/stagecraft teachers, material and hardware acquisition, carpentry, set pieces, crew scheduling, tool and equipment training, tool assignment, maintenance and storage.
• Responsible for ensuring safety systems and safe operating procedures are followed at all times for lifts, ladders and scaffolding, and including maintenance of all equipment.
• Ensures all theatre bookings are tracked online; provides supervision and instruction of all groups using the theatre facilities.
• Hires and provides student staff for all evening events and student crew for all productions.
• Coordination and communication with Head of Theatre with regards to activities, space, facilities and budget.
• Attends production meetings and regular technical department meetings as required.
• Responsible for the inventory of all theatre technical equipment and work with Head of Theatre regarding the maintenance of inventory within the designated budget.
• AV: Operation and control of projector and sources used for projectors. Provide support for the wide variety of presentations that occur in the theatre maintenance and support of video monitoring system.
• Continue to manage the School’s LED upgrade of all lighting equipment.
• Provides detail scheduling for, and liaises with sister school, for the 1 Act Play Festival and arranges tour prep for the Cohort tour.
• Production specific duties include: securing performing rights, ordering scripts, creating show budgets, oversees the box office, ticket sales, parent volunteers, student staff, and Front of House Ushers for all productions, creating show posters and organizing the programs for each production, and overseeing property and costume management, including the sourcing of all props.
• Minimum 3-5 years working in a technical coordinator capacity.
• Valid BC Teaching Certificate – if successful candidate does not have one the School will support their candidacy to obtain an Independent Teaching Certificate.
• Expertise with all lighting requirements including ongoing maintenance and direct experience with a digital control board. Expertise with modern digital sound console, patch and routing systems of sound signals throughout the facility.
• Experience in building sets and properties.
• WHMIS certification.
• Familiarity with costume care and storage.
• Understands the pressures of production schedules and possesses ability to work with diverse user groups. Ability to problem solve with others and anticipate the demands of a production.
• Key competencies and EQ in the following areas: self-awareness, self-management, empathy, social expertness, initiative, and accountability.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Film and television experience is an asset.
• Bachelor's Degree in Theatre production or equivalent is an asset.
• Scissor Lift certification is an asset.
Starting date: August 15, 2018
Closing date: March 10, 2018
Salary: $58,000 to $72,000 annually
Interested applicants should email resumes to:
Karen Potter-Auger, Director of Human Resources
Founded in 1930, St. George’s School is one of Canada’s premier boarding and day schools for boys. Located in the world-class city of Vancouver, and nestled on two campuses close to the University of British Columbia, the school offers 1150 boys from grades 1 through 12, from over 20 countries worldwide one of the most comprehensive and demanding university preparatory programs in the country.
However, St. George's School is more than just a school, it’s a community. A common misconception is that our students have a privileged and fully-supported background. Yet, the reality is that our student community is built from a diverse variety of backgrounds with each student experiencing the same unique challenges and dreams as any other student. And as a single-gendered school, our boys tend to find freedom without the traditional expectations of boys.
Teachers collaborate to support each student and to design engaging learning in the classroom. And our community extends beyond the classroom as well. Our boys and their families know that St. George’s is also their community and engage fully in it as a result.
St. George’s School is more than what you might expect. It is a vibrant community full of engaged, dedicated teachers and students working together to make this world a better place.