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Venue Technician - 2 Year Contract - The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Burlington, Ontario
Position: Venue Technician - 2 Year Contract
Deadline: May 17, 2013
Posted: May 6, 2013

Job Description / Duties

Reporting directly to the Manager, Operations and Facility Sales, and supervised by the Technical Supervisor, Venue Technicians are responsible for the day to day technical operation of all events and programs at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (The Centre).

This position provides technical services to the Technical Department in the areas of Stage Carpentry and Rigging, Lighting and Audio, to ensure the smooth operations of all events, including operating theatre equipment, equipment maintenance, advancing shows, production staff training, mentoring of community users, Health and Safety.

Incumbents will have strength and experience in two of these areas, and a secondary strength in the remaining area.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is looking for a dynamic professional with an extensive knowledge of technical theatre and industry standards and who demonstrates a high level of experience and understanding of all facets of technical theatre operations in a road house setting. Incumbent will have a good working knowledge of technical operations in a multiple venue facility. A thorough understanding of working as part of a team, while working with a wide range of stakeholders from volunteers and community groups to professional artists, is essential. Incumbents will be creative thinkers and strong team players.


  • The successful candidates will have a related diploma or University Degree(Technical Theatre). Related graduate degree is beneficial. 
  • Must have a minimum of three to five years of experience working in the following areas: 
  • Two or more of the three areas - Stage Carpentry and Rigging, Stage Lighting, Audio/Video 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Experience in a road house environment 
  • Experience in a service-oriented environment 
  • Must have experience working with: 
  • Theatrical rigging systems; lighting systems and consoles; audio/video systems and digital sound consoles in a theatrical setting 
  • Ontario OH&S, Fire and Electrical Codes and practices 
  • Vectorworks, Microsoft Office, Outlook 
  • Must hold a valid Ontario Class G driver’s license 
  • Considered an asset: First Aid Certification; Fall Arrest Training; Lift Tickets; Experience with Strand Light Palette consoles; Experience with Digico sound consoles 

Additional Information

Standard hours of work will be 80 hours bi-weekly on a flexible schedule. There will be requirements to work flex time with evening and weekend work, or as required by the Manager, Operations and Facility Sales or the Technical Supervisor.

This position includes benefits: health, dental and life insurance

Salary: Under Review

Contact Information

PLEASE SUBMIT covering letter and curriculum vitae as follows:
Electronically:  PLEASE PUT VENUE TECHNICIAN in subject line
Fax: 905 681-6002
Mail: 440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7
No phone calls please

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. May 17, 2013
Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted

Employer Profile

Located at the corner of Elgin and Locust streets in downtown Burlington, between the waterfront of Lake Ontario and the serene beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, the City of Burlington’s 175,000 residents make up one of Ontario’s fastest growing communities. The Burlington Performing Arts Centre provides an excellent venue to showcase the world’s top talent and provides a gathering place for the community of Burlington and surrounding areas. The Centre also hosts conferences and community events.

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