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Head Rigging/Stage Technician - Theatre Junction Society

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Calgary, Alberta
Position: Head Rigging/Stage Technician
Deadline: August 6, 2014
Posted: July 25, 2014

Job Description / Duties

-Coordination of all stage department activities
-Operate rigging systems and related equipment as directed for performances
-Inspect and maintain chain motors and equipment
-Maintain a safe working environment at all times by conforming to all
established safety policies and procedures
-Maintain a comprehensive inventory of all equipment in the stage department
-Ensure that stage scenery is set up properly and safely
-Construct basic set pieces as required
-Supervise teams of casual technicians to ensure efficiency and accuracy
-Oversee the cleanliness of the stage and backstage areas
-Ensure meticulously laid dance floors for house and touring companies (Marley floors)
-Assist with the rigging and focusing of projectors and screens
-Assist with the maintenance of all technical equipment
-Carry out all other tasks requested by the TD and ATD
-Report all accidents/incidents immediately to the TD and Facility Operations Manager
-Abide by all company rules and bylaws as detailed in Human Resources policies
-Ensure that internal communications are as efficient as possible and
contribute to the overall effectiveness of the technical team
-Attend and participate in technical team meetings and Health and Safety Committee as the Fire Warden
-Cross departmental work is expected where appropriate

Qualifications / Required Skills

-A minimum of two years experience in theatre and a minimum of two years as a Rigger and Stage Technician
-Knowledge of Lighting, Sound and Video is an asset
-Good general understanding of all technical aspects of theatre and live shows
-Knowledge of multiple controlled chain motors is an asset
-Experience in dance, live music and other performing arts is an asset
-Flexibility, autonomy, and leadership
-Ability to work well under pressure
-Good communication skills
-Must love theatre and live performing arts

Additional Information

Theatre Junction GRAND technicians work under a collective bargaining agreement with Local 212 of IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees). Remuneration includes health benefits and RRSP.

The Flanagan Theatre (main theatre) employs a 64 motor rigging system with custom built controller to operate a series of truss overhead. A combination of truss sizes makes up 4 large boxes over the audience and 14 line sets + 2 “german” line sets over the stage. The Stage department also has several sizes and colours of Marley dance floors as well as a large number of 4’x8' and 3’x8' stage decks that can be deployed at various heights. Various sets of legs, borders, and german masking are regularly employed in different configurations on the stage and the theatre also features two different traveller curtains/tracks as well as a large PVC cyclorama. Other soft goods include other sizes and colours of cycloramas and scrims. Overhead focusing and rigging is perfumed via the theatre’s two sizes of genie man lifts. Additionally the theatre features fully collapsable and customizable seating by Audience Systems. Scenic carpentry is limited in house but small set builds happen occasionally. While most of the rigging is quite standard there is the occasional call for more advanced rigging systems to be employed as complicated as “olio” style rigging and beyond. In rare cases temporary counterweight fly systems have been setup. Working with the resident company of artists you'll work on approximately one original creation per season.

Ideal Date of Position Commencement: Monday, August 18th 2014

For more information on Theatre Junction GRAND, please visit our website: www.theatrejunction.com

Salary: Union contract / hourly.

Contact Information

Phil Cimolai
Technical Director

Employer Profile

Theatre Junction Society owns and operates Theatre Junction GRAND, Calgary’s CultureHouse for contemporary live arts.

Our artistic program includes (1) multidisciplinary creation by an international company of artists, (2) international, national and local presentations of theatre, dance, and music, and (3) work by Calgary art partners who are aligned with our vision.

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