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Theatre Technician - CUPE Local 79 - The Assembly Hall, City of Toronto, EDC, Cultural Services

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: Technical
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Theatre Technician - CUPE Local 79
Deadline: February 25, 2011
Posted: February 4, 2011

Job Description / Duties

Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Assembly Hall Community Cultural Coordinator, the Theatre Technician is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of productions occurring in The Assembly Hall Performance Hall. The technician will also work with other technical staff, both professional and amateur, provided by various rental groups.
• Perform a variety of technical theatre duties that support live performances and other events at the Assembly Hall and other City of Toronto Cultural Services sites
• Perform or monitor the operation of sound and lighting boards and other audio visual equipment during rehearsals, performances, conferences and special events.
• Perform duties that cover all aspects of technical theatre, including hanging and focusing of lighting equipment, set-up and strike of audio visual equipment, supervision of set load-in, installation and strike, repairing and maintaining theatrical equipment.
• Act as primary site contact for clients during rental events, liaising with the performance client, stage management and members of the public and work collaboratively with other professional and amateur technical staff on site.
• Perform a variety of duties that support permitted events and onsite programs, including:
o Open and close site, oversee building security and fire safety and evacuation, as required
o Set up and/or take down furniture and equipment for various events
o Assist with Front-of-House management, including audience management, patron seating, volunteer usher supervision, performer and audience safety, concession
o Attend scheduled staff meetings, training sessions and fire drills
o Maintain rooms’ or site’s cleanliness, during functions
o Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications / Required Skills

Key Qualifications:
• Completion of an accredited post-secondary program in technical theatre or the equivalent combination (2 years or more) of experience and education.
• Ability to run computerized sound and lighting boards in a performance setting
• Ability to perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting on lighting and sound equipment
• Ability to perform and/or supervise lighting equipment hanging, focussing, level-setting, and other technical aspects of performance pre-production
• Experience setting up and operating various AV equipment
• Ability to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks, including table and chair set ups.
• Capable of working with minimal supervision and responding proactively to client requests
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with other staff, facility clients, volunteers and the public.
• Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team

Additional Information

Additional Information:
• Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications that their qualifications for the position match those specified. The assessment may include a suitability interview, written and/or practical test.
• Preference may be given to applicants who can verify that they have current certifications in Fall Arrest, Personnel Lift and First Aid training.
• Will be required to work days, evenings and weekends, as required.
• The successful applicants will have the opportunity to also work technical shifts at the Papermill Theatre, located at the Todmorden Mills Museum

Salary: $17.75 per hour

Contact Information

How to apply for this opportunity:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume and covering letter that describes your qualifications by hand, email or fax to:

Denise Dickin, Community Cultural Coordinator,
The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Email ddickin@toronto.ca
Phone: 416-338-7256
Fax: 416-338-7259

Employer Profile

The Assembly Hall is a community cultural centre, owned and operated by the City of Toronto, Cultural Services. The Hall is a rental facility, located on the Lakeshore Grounds in south Etobicoke. For more information visit the website at www.assemblyhall.ca

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