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Assistant Head Technician - Stage - Chan Centre for the Performing Arts - University of British Columbia

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Assistant Head Technician - Stage
Deadline: May 13, 2015
Posted: April 30, 2015

Job Description / Duties

Job Summary

1: Supervising the Backstage Operations of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts during set-ups and performances.
2: During evening/weekend events or performances may be responsible for the management of the facility.

Organizational Status

Reports to the Associate Managing Director of Facilities and Operations

Work Performed

1: Assist in training, overseeing and scheduling staff. Supervision of stage technicians as required.
2: Ensures that client requirements are met in a timely manner.
3: Works within the schedule as provided.
4: Resolves client problems related to stage and backstage areas with direction from Associate Managing Director of Facilities and Operations.
5: Ensures effective implementation of new and previously arranged Production Services to clients for their performances and related activities at the Chan Centre. These services should follow within the guidelines provided in the Chan Centre Production Policy and Procedures.
6: Recommends policies and procedures to the Associate Managing Director of Facilities and Operations.
7: In conjunction with the Ticket, Bar and Front of House Coordinators, ensures the performances and events run smoothly.
8: Oversees and ensures that the negotiated client production requirements are met for each performance event.
9: Represents Chan Centre to the general public, clients, and Artist's representatives. This includes, as required, the staff and students of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing Departments, Ceremonies Office, and the UBC School of Music.
10: Ensures security of the building and safety of the performers, staff and patrons.
11: Reports deficiencies of building amenities to the Associate Managing Director of Facilities and Operations.
12: Compiles performance and event reports and forwards to appropriate staff.
13: Acts as the primary stage technician on some events.
14: Performs other related duties as required.

Supervision Received

Works under the direction of the Associate Managing Director of Facilities and Operations.

Supervision Given

Responsible for motivating and leading the casual stage and production staff.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Errors could have a serious impact on relations with clients and patrons. Poor customer service could negatively impact these relations as well as patron safety and the Chan Centre's financial viability. It is expected that clients be treated in a courteous and cheerful manner at all times.

Qualifications / Required Skills


Diploma in a related field of arts production or an equivalent combination of education and experience. . Minimum five years of experience in various production related facets of the performing arts demonstrating a responsibility progression. Specific skills in Stage Rigging, Stage Lighting and Stage Management are required. Specific skills in Stage/Music Audio are preferred but not required. Computer experience required. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.

Additional Information


Salary: $23.30/hr

Contact Information

Please contact the UBC HR website to apply: www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php

Employer Profile

The Chan Centre is a multi-venue performance centre at the University of British Columbia. We host events from the local community, UBC affiliated groups, and professional touring musicians and performers.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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