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Head Stage Carpenter - The Banff Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Location: Banff, Alberta
Position: Head Stage Carpenter
Deadline: This position is no longer available
Posted: October 31, 2011

Job Description / Duties

The Opportunity
•Are you a prod
uction stage carpenter seeking a unique opportunity? Theatre Arts at The Banff Centre is looking for a Head Stage Carpenter who will be responsible for the safe, efficient and precise implementation of all staging requirements including the operation of production staging systems and stage carpentry shop.
•The Head Stage Carpenter will contribute to enhancing The Banff Centre as a leading international site for cultural development and artistic continuing education. The Head Stage Carpenter will assist in the development and implementation of production training programs and instruction of stage carpentry participants.


•Set up, running and strike, of all staging elements necessary for production by the Theatre Arts department.
•Administration of the stage carpentry department, including direction of assigned crews, with attention to safety procedures and within the supplied frameworks of budget, staffing, equipment, space and time.
•Act as a strong communication link with the Technical Director, production designer, head lighting technician, head of sound, and stage management in order to best bring together the elements of technical production, artistic requirements and training related needs.
•Assist the Technical Director in monitoring and reviewing support systems and mechanisms appropriate to the successful operation of the Theatre Arts.
•Execute staging requirements as provided by the production technical department including all necessary paperwork and ensuring that the artistic needs of the department are met at a professional standard of excellence.
•Review in consultation with the Technical Director the designs for each production and generate or adjust drawings as necessary.
•Direct, instruct and facilitate the instruction of resident apprentice(s) in the theories and practice of stage carpentry including but not limited to terms and formulas, hand and power tools, rigging equipment and materials, hardware, and other training activities.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The Ideal Candidate

•Minimum of 12 + consecutive full time years as a working Stage Carpenter in a professional Theatre, Opera or Dance company.
•Experience training/teaching apprentices is beneficial.
•Must have a good understanding and application of safe work practices in a Theatre environment.
•Preference will be given to Candidates who possess ETCP Certified Rigger – Theatre.

Special Requirements

•Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check through the local R.C.M.P. detachment, verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be made.

Additional Information

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, permanent salaried support staff position, subject to a 6 month probationary period.

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package (offered to all of our full time salaried employees and to hourly employees who have accrued 2000 hours of employment) the Centre offers on-the-job training, a supportive work environment, quality staff housing, a staff cafeteria, subsidized fitness memberships, staff events such as our annual Long Service Awards dinner and our yearly Christmas Party, and free or reduced admission to many Banff Centre concerts, films, lectures, and exhibitions.

Salary: This position pays $4094.13 per month increasing to $4548.27 per month after probation, working 40 hours per week.

Contact Information

This position has been filled 

Employer Profile

Our mission is Inspiring Creativity. In The Banff Centre’s powerful mountain setting in the heart of Banff National Park, exceptional artists and leaders from around the world create and perform new works of art; share skills and knowledge in an interdisciplinary environment; and explore ideas and develop solutions in the arts and leadership.

Arts programs are at the core of The Banff Centre. Programming supports the commissioning and creation of new work by individual artists and arts collectives, and provides resources for collaboration and applied research. Training and professional development at the post-graduate level in more than a dozen art forms including Aboriginal arts, music, theatre, dance, opera, literature, ceramics, print-making, painting, papermaking, photography, sculpture, audio engineering, digital film and video, and new media. Work is showcased in public performance, events, and exhibitions throughout the year, culminating in the annual Banff Summer Arts Festival.

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