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Professional Standards for Entertainment Riggers and Stage Technicians

posted on 1:41 PM, September 9, 2010
Ottawa (Ontario) - For many years, CHRC has worked with industry leaders to develop competency charts and profiles for key occupations in the cultural sector, and further identified related training gaps analyses based on interviews with educators and training providers across the country. 

The charts and profiles are typically used by educators and training providers to develop curricula and course content; by employers to develop job descriptions; and by workers to assess training needs.

Here are some guiding questions to help you decide if you would benefit from using these competency tools:

Cultural workers
  • Are you looking for a job in Live Performing Arts?
  • Do you need help evaluating your skills and training needs?
  • Do you want to identify the skills and HR needs of your organization?
  • Do you need help defining job recruitment profiles or individual position descriptions?
  • Do you need help developing competency-based professional development programs?
  • Do you need help negotiating and customizing training programs?
  • Do you need help developing career planning programs?
Professional organizations
  • Do you want access to HR tools that will help your members identify skills gaps/shortages and specific educational and training needs?
  • Are your education/training programs and curricula keeping up with the industry?
  • Do you need help accessing the latest HR tools for curriculum design and development?
  • Are you providing your students with the skills employers require?
 Earlier this year, CHRC embarked on a new use of competency charts and profiles. In collaboration with the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) we engaged industry experts to develop proficiency levels for Entertainment Riggers and Stage Technicians, based on our competency charts and profiles. These documents are now online.

The levels of proficiency identified by the expert working groups are as follows:

2 levels for Stage Technicians

    * Entry-level (Supervised in the majority of tasks)
    * Advanced (Autonomous in the majority of tasks) 

3 levels for Entertainment Riggers

    * Entry-level (Beginner, is supervised)
    * Intermediate (Experienced, is autonomous in the majority of tasks)
    * Advanced (Creates, designs, plans and/or supervises) 

For more information and to view the charts, click here.

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