This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Technical
The House Technician (HT) will provide technical expertise for a broad range of performing arts and special events for the Gateway Theatre Society and Rental clients. The HT position is responsible for ensuring that all technical aspects of Gateway Theatre productions, presentations, events and rentals, which includes lighting, sound, video/projection, rigging and set installation, are executed safely and up to professional industry standards.
The House Technician supervises IATSE crews and provides direction for technical crews (union and non-union personnel) during set up, run and strike of Gateway Theatre productions, special events and rentals. The House Technician will act as Head Carpenter, Head Sound or Head Lighting, depending on their skill set, during Set up, Run and Strike of Gateway Theatre for all the Societies productions, presentations, special events and rentals. The House Technician will work closely with the Production Manager to schedule, supervise, regular and ongoing maintenance, ensuring theatre equipment is properly maintained and provides recommendations to PM when upgrades and repair of technical theatre systems should occur.
The House Technician works under the direct supervision of the Production Manager and will work closely with the Gateway Theatre Rentals Coordinator and contracted Technical Director(s), Stage Managers and Designers in order to fulfill the specific Technical needs of the Gateway Theatre’s Pacific Festival, Signature Series (6 shows), Academy Presentations and Rental clients. The HT will have input into pre-production and production planning, and will participate directly in execution of Gateway Theatre’s 2016-17 Season.
Applicants are required to have a high degree of knowledge and practical experience with theatre lighting and sound equipment, have some basic carpentry skills and a clear understanding of rigging and counterweight systems. The individual will be expected to be self-motivated, flexible, and able to work independently, take initiative and be able to supervise others. The position requires a productive and positive attitude as the House Technician interacts with diverse groups of creative teams, rental clients and performers both professional and amateur. Applicant should enjoy working in a team environment under sometimes stressful (but fun) conditions.
House Technician duties will require:
• The ability to handle unexpected, time sensitive and stressful situations, and work well both independently and in a team atmosphere
• A passion for the performing arts and problem solving
• That all supervisory work shall include checking that all work is complete to Industry Standards and is performed in a manner that ensures the safety of the staff, contractors, performers, patrons and rental clients of Gateway Theatre.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Required expertise and experience include, but are not limited to:
• Programming and operation of computer and manual lighting boards
• Operation of sound equipment for both recorded and live audio mixing
• Sound recording and video projection (Q-Lab / SFX)
• Computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Vectorworx and/or CAD program’s an asset.
• Ongoing upgrading of skills and certification will be required
• The House Technician should be familiar with or will be required to learn current rules of Worksafe in addition to the Gateway Theatre’s current IATSE 118 collective bargaining agreement.
Preference will be given to candidates who have the following Certificates:
• LPEC Certificate
• Firearms Safety Level One
• Stage Carpentry and Rigging (Post-secondary or Certifications an asset)
• Level 1 First Aid
• A valid BC Driver’s License; ability to drive a 5 ton truck
• Pyrotechnics and/or Firearms license
• Please be prepared to provide copies of safety, technical, and/or educational certificates and/or degree(s) listed on your Resume.
• The applicant should have considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation and administration of a theatre complex; and of the policies, codes and regulations governing theatrical operations as well as hazards and safety precautions related to same.
Required work experience:
The Candidate should have, at least five years in Technical Theatre experience working professionally in a supervisor position and/or post-secondary education in Technical Theatre or some equivalent experience.
Hours of Work:
The applicants will have a flexible schedule and must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays. The House Technician will need to be available for the occasional last minute call.
The applicant need not currently be a member of IATSE Local #118 but must become a member and work under the IATSE local 118/Gateway Theatre Society Collective Agreement.
Gateway Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
Salary: Wage of $25.70 per hour. The successful candidate will begin in September 1st 2016. Gateway Theatre contributes to the IATSE Health Benefit and Wefare Trust Fund (RRSP) package on behalf of the member, benefits are administered through IATSE local #118.
Applications should include Resume (Include 3 – References) and a Cover letter stating your reasons for wanting the position, highlighting relevant experience and expertise.
Please forward by August 15th 2016 @ 5:00pm, to:
Subject Line: GT House Technician Application
We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gateway Theatre is Richmond’s only professional theatre company, producing a Signature Series of 4 shows on the Main Stage plus 2 Studio productions, and the Pacific Festival (Chinese-language theatre productions). Gateway also houses a play development program, year-round Academy classes for youth, theatre rentals, and community outreach programs.