This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Posting Number: YUSA-7981
Position Title: Theatre Technician
Department: Fine Arts Performance Facilities, Faculty of Fine Arts
Reports To: General Manager, Performance Facilities
Hours of Work: Flexible depending on the needs of facilities and departments.
External Posting Date: July 25, 2012
External Application Deadline: August 9, 2012
This position is responsible for the technical execution of Department of Theatre productions particularly in the areas of lighting, sound, special effects, and rigging. This position will also direct load-ins, set-ups, rehearsals, performances, and load-outs in all Fine Arts performance facilities for the Department of Theatre and, as required, for the Departments of Dance and Music and Internal/External clients and users. This position will also provide ongoing technical support to the academic program of the Department of Theatre.
Post secondary degree/certificate in theatre production or equivalent professional experience. In depth knowledge of all aspects of theatre production including stage management, lighting, sound, scenery construction, rigging, flying, automation and special effects is required.
Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Three (3) years related experience (lighting, sound, technical direction) in a professional theatre or university environment. Experience with a variety performance types (Theatre, Music, Dance) is an asset.
Demonstrated skills including:
Dealing courteously and effectively with people.
Excellent oral communication skills to clearly explain techniques and demonstrate use of equipment and safety procedures.
Ability to accurately interpret and summarize information in a clear and concise manner.
Good written communications skills.
Excellent organizational skills including the ability to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated technical skills:
Ability to draft and read blueprints, floor plans, lighting plots, electrical diagrams.
Demonstrated computer skills including:
Basic Wordprocessing (MS Word)
Basic Spreadsheet software (MS Excel)
Email (Lotus Notes)
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