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Head Carpenter - Royal Winnipeg Ballet

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Head Carpenter
Deadline: February 27, 2015
Posted: January 12, 2015

Job Description / Duties

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With the Crew Chief, organize and oversee the ongoing maintenance of all touring equipment and the storage facilities at 155 Alexander. 
  • Create and maintain complete and accurate show records including show notes, plots and show information. 
  • Oversee and compile all records from the Head of Lighting, Props and Wardrobe. 
  • Attend and participate in such meetings that will promote sound communication, liaison and decision making with Artistic and Technical staff. These shall include: production meetings, creations meetings and event planning meetings. 
  • Produce and manage the distribution of all show and tour related information including but not limited to: crew and bus calls, show itineraries, venue specifications, hanging plots and scenery setup plans. 
  • Supervise all load ins, installs, strikes and get outs for all RWB Company productions. 
  • Liaise with Artistic, Stage Management, Production Management, and Department Heads to solve all technical problems with the maximum efficiency

Qualifications / Required Skills

Working Conditions:

  • Extensive travel is required for this position 
  • Work irregular hours and weekend shifts as required 
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy loads and stand for extended periods 
  • Work at heights as required 

Education and Qualifications:

  • College or university degree or diploma in Theatre Production or equivalent experience. 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience touring in a theatre or ballet environment. 
  • Natural Resources Canada Pyro-technician License is desirable. 
  • Person lift ticket 
  • Clean driving record 
  • Criminal background check 
  • Child Abuse Registry check 

Skills and Specifications:

  • The ability to organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Detail oriented, resourceful and flexible and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Excellent communications skills; the ability to deliver a message written and orally to achieve job success. 
  • Willingness to work with and lead a diverse team of heads of department, and local crew. 
  • Strong writing, mathematical and analytical skills 
  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and Vectorworks or AutoCAD software 
  • The ability to read and create (AutoCAD or Vectorworks) technical drawings.

Additional Information



Contact Information

Please submit your resume in confidence to

P. Kavanagh-Stoesz

Director of Human Resources
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

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