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Assistant Director - Site Operations - Cirque 2017 - Cirque du Soleil

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Montreal, Quebec
Position: Assistant Director - Site Operations - Cirque 2017
Deadline: August 29, 2016
Posted: July 25, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Regular position
Expected start date: January 2017
(Subject to change)

Please note that there may be exceptional delays in this recruitment process as all positions on Cirque 2017 will be staffed gradually. We thank you for your understanding.

Reporting to the Site Operations Director, you will be responsible for assisting the Director in all aspects of the show’s logistical operations, planning and budget management. More specifically, you will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks in close collaboration with the Site Operations Director, the Director – Technical on tour and the Infrastructures Department at International Headquarters (IHQ).

• Act as a key collaborator and support the Director in all aspects of logistical operations related to the site, the performance, artistic quality and compliance with standards for the show;
• Oversee the Site Operations team and guide initiatives aimed at delivering a safe environment for employees and patrons;
• Supervise the site technicians and allocate their time to various teams on tour;
• Determine expectations, goals and performance criteria and evaluate these for each member of your team;
• Proceed with hiring, training and employee performance management, and ensure the mobilization of the team;
• Actively monitor company equipment and asset maintenance performed by the Site Operations team through logs and documentation, and report to the Director;
• Represent the Director on certain projects and replace him/her on occasion;
• Oversee, manage and execute logistics pertaining to the transport of tour equipment between cities, countries and continents;
• Coordinate advance work for upcoming cities, and work with support teams at IHQ to ensure the site is prepared properly and is ready for installation;
• Ensure the proper management of the inventory and customs tracking system as it pertains to site equipment;
• Support the Director and heads of department in the management of all tour equipment and ensure all programs related to equipment use, maintenance and acquisitions are applied in collaboration with the Infrastructures Department, the Tour Planning Department and the Senior Director – Technical Operations;
• Follow and maintain budgets established with the Director, and carry out tracking and forecasting to improve efficiency and implement cost-saving measures;
• Coordinate staff management and the planning and implementation of tear-down, set-up and city run operations for Infrastructures;
• Work with the Infrastructures Department to update the preventive maintenance and inspection program as well as installation and operating procedures for Infrastructures;
• Ensure policies and procedures are followed, including those related to health and safety;
• Coordinate health and safety training sessions and procedures according to the laws and company standards in effect.
• Support all on-site technical operations from beginning to end in each city—i.e. construction, installation, performances, tear-down and restoration;
• Plan transport activities for the tour and ensure compliance with all applicable transport laws;
• Coordinate and schedule all trailer transport for the tour on or off site and between cities with the transport supplier;
• With Site Operations’ heads of department, keep and archive daily inspection and maintenance logs;
• Ensure all modifications made to site equipment are documented and participate in the preventive maintenance and inspection program;
• Supervise temporary staff during the city run, set-up and tear-down;
• Oversee the approval and payment of invoices for fly-ins and temporary labour to the agencies used by Site Operations;
• Ensure safety standards are followed during operations, and promote and apply the company health and safety program;
• Act on behalf of the Director on operational matters as needed;
• Act as resource person to coordinate fly-in resources;
• Act as Director on duty or Technical Operations Manager on duty when required;
• Participate in all meetings related to the position, including but not limited to technical operations meetings, heads of department meetings, marking reviews, transport meetings, forums, and planning and project meetings.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• A university degree or equivalent work experience; a pertinent combination of academic background and professional experience will be considered;
• Eight to ten years’ experience in show business or events technical management;
• Touring experience;
• Flexibility, self-reliance, team spirit;
• Ability to handle contingencies and work well under pressure;
• Familiarity with Microsoft applications in the Windows environment;
• Knowledge of AutoCAD LT software;
• Ability to adapt to change;
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
• Fluency in English, both written and spoken; fluency in French or any additional language, an asset;
• Availability to tour internationally full-time and to work in foreign countries.

Location: Touring Shows
Schedule: Full-time
Travel: Yes, 100%

Salary: to be discussed

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