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Theatre and Stagecraft Technician - Douglas College

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: New Westminster, British Columbia
Position: Theatre and Stagecraft Technician
Deadline: July 16, 2015
Posted: July 10, 2015

Job Description / Duties

The Role:
To provide technical and instructional support to the Stagecraft Program and users of the Performing Arts Facilities. Provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.

1. Provides instructional support to the Stagecraft program.
a. advises students with respect to props, lighting, sound, set construction, stage management, house management, etc.;
b. in consultation with faculty, invigilates and marks practical exams; assists with the development and revision of exams;
c. supervises and assists students in building, set in and strike of productions;
d. demonstrates and assists students with proper machinery, tool and computer use for instructors' assignments;
e. ensures adequate inventory of supplies needed for courses and production;
f. participates in production meetings and, when requested, helps interpret for students what guest designers/directors are requesting;
g. supervises and enforces safety procedures of students within the Stagecraft facilities and instructs students in safety procedures;
h. provides supervision for Stagecraft and Theatre students during run of productions;
i. provides informal instruction to students with respect to technical aspects of class assignments in a lab (studio) setting.
j. in consultation with faculty, sets up equipment and materials for labs, ensuring removal and storage after use.

2. Provides technical support to the Stagecraft Program and users of the Performing Arts Facilities within the Performing Arts Facilities.
a. maintains a variety of equipment (lighting, sound, rigging and fly gallery, shop tools and equipment);
b. sets up and operates all theatre equipment for internal and external productions;
c. supervises students operating equipment in Stagecraft productions;
d. performs minor maintenance and repairs for Theatre Stage area (walls, seats, carpet, painting);
e. cleans stage, booth and shop areas, maintains and coordinates service of Stagecraft and facility equipment;
f. when requested, advises users on technical requirements for events and productions;
g. participates in production meetings;
h. supervises and enforces safety procedures of all users while in the Performing Arts Facilities;
i. maintains supply inventories including tracking of orders.

3. Performs other related duties.
a. communicates with college and community users to arrange and execute technical aspects of bookings and productions;
b. deposits revenues from ticket sales;
c. compiles information about ticket sales and generates reports;
d. advises facilities personnel of minor theatre cleaning and maintenance needs; advises Coordinator of major theatre maintenance needs;
e. maintains current inventory of theatre properties and equipment including rentals and loans;
f. communicates with professional companies for the purposes of external exchanges and loans;
g. records and submits receipts for petty cash purposes.

Qualifications / Required Skills

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need:

1. Good working knowledge of English (written and verbal).

2. Completed a Degree program in Technical Theatre at a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent with three years related work experience in a wide variety of technical theatre related areas or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience with Lighting, Sound, Scenic Painting and Props construction required.

3. Good working knowledge of safety measures used in a workshop/performance setting.

4. Physically capable of the manual labour related to constructing and maintaining sets.

5. Good interpersonal and communication skills with faculty, staff, students and community users and maintains a high degree of confidentiality.

6. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum direct supervision as well as establish priorities and achieve deadlines.

7. Proven ability to effectively demonstrate proper laboratory techniques.

8. Hold a valid B.C. Drivers license.

Additional Information

Work Arrangements:
This temporary full-time position is available for the anticipated period of September 1, 2015 - December 18, 2015. Regular hours of work are 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday; however occasional evening hours and weekend shifts may be required.

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Salary: $22.77 - $25.45 hourly

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