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Theatre Technician - Annex - City Of Vancouver - Vancouver Civic Theatres

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Theatre Technician - Annex
Deadline: January 15, 2015
Posted: January 8, 2015

Job Description / Duties

IATSE Local 118

Main Purpose & Function:
This is skilled, specialized technical work involved in the operation, inspection, maintenance, repair and installation of stage lighting, stage sound, video projection, and/or building electrical systems, equipment, fixtures and facilities. An incumbent plans, coordinates, operates and supervises crews and contractors providing lighting, sound, video and/or building electrical services.

In addition, the incumbent provides technical advice to lessees, organization representatives and theatre management in order to ensure optimum presentation of events and activities involving the theatres’ systems, imported systems or a combination of both.

An incumbent of this class exercises a high degree of independence of action and judgment in all related technical work including planning, advising, supervision of crews and execution. Work performance is reviewed by a superior in terms of effectiveness of services provided to the theatre and to lessees. Although based primarily in the ANNEX, the incumbant will be working in all VCT venues.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates systems, equipment and fixtures with respect to operational demands and develops with supervisor, annual 
  • maintenance, repair, overhaul, replacement and upgrade plans and schedules. 
  • Performs and/or supervises maintenance, repairs, overhauls, installations and upgrades. 
  • Provides internal and external users with a variety of advice and assistance on matters related to presenting events at the theatres. This work may include creating or adapting lighting designs, sound designs, video designs as well as temporary system (rental) designs, temporary distribution systems, etc. 
  • Plans, coordinates and supervises event installations and operations; operates complex computerized and/or manual 
  • control and other equipment as required by the event. 
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of crews assigned, trains new and unfamiliar crew members and provides 
  • leadership in establishing high standards of operating efficiency, safe work practices and customer service. 
  • Assists other stage and/or theatre departments. 
  • Researches and provides information for budget submissions. 
  • Checks, maintains, orders and replaces stock and equipment and prepares and maintains records of work performed. 
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifications / Required Skills


  • Completion of two-year college-level technical diploma or the equivalent of at least two years full-time experience at an equivalent level of responsibility in the core area of work following completion of secondary education, or a minimum of three years of experience in the core area of responsibility in a theatre environment. 

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, electrical systems, equipment, fixtures, tools and materials 
  • employed in stage lighting, stage sound, and video projection in theatre complexes. 
  • Considerable knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions required. 
  • Sound knowledge of all applicable collective agreements, codes, regulations, policies and operating procedures 
  • governing the work performed. 
  • Ability to perform skilled maintenance and repair work on the equipment, fixtures and systems listed above. 
  • Ability to work from plans, drawings and sketches. 
  • Ability to meet, communicate effectively with and assist internal and external customers in achieving their objectives. 
  • Ability to effectively lead and supervise the work of large crews under demanding and pressured conditions; ability to 
  • work to deadlines and with irregular schedules. 
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records, material and equipment estimates and order same as required. 
  • Skilled in the use of the variety of tools, equipment, materials and systems involved in stage productions. 
  • Ability to perform all duties to a high standard and be able to support the needs of the customer with minimal 
  • supervision. 

Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations:
L.P.E.C. (Live Performance Electrical Certificate)
Completion of a recognized trade apprenticeship where applicable.
First Aid – Level I

Additional Information

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information on the City’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit the following link:

Salary: Pay Grade 082: $34.71 to $37.65 per hour

Contact Information

Interested applicants should submit their resume, along with a detailed
cover letter to:
Sandra Gajic, Diirector, Vancouver Civic Theatres,
sa or 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2P1

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