This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Lead Theatre Technician
Academic Support VII
Full time, Two Year Limited term
Mount Royal Conservatory
Mount Royal University (MRU) is searching for a Lead Theatre Technician, for a two year limited term, commencing April 15, 2010. This full time supervisory position reports to the Manager, Conservatory Support and coordinates closely with the Performance Venue Schedule and Contracts Administrator.
Presently, theatre operations require an individual with exceptional abilities supervising, training staff and using leading edge technologies in sound, lighting and rigging as well as a solid background in the more conventional technologies. The right candidate will also have the opportunity to lend his/her experience as we design this exciting facility and to the design of future organizational structure for theatre operations.
The Lead Theatre Technician will provide significant detail to the Scheduling and Contracts Administrator in order to coordinate the scheduling of resources including facilities, equipment and qualified staff for performance venues plus some special events. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise the pool of casual theatre staff as well as frequently work events. Performance venues are presently operated using an efficient casual staff and overall cost recovery model.
Providing a safe workplace, consistent, professional and reliable operations while also maintaining cost efficiency are required. An understanding of the special needs of pedagogical processes from early childhood to adult would be an asset although teaching is not part of the duties for this position.
The incumbent will be required to work irregular hours on a 28 day 140 hour schedule in accordance with the Mount Royal University Support Staff Agreement. Overtime may be required from time to time and on short notice.
• Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience including the supervision of casual staff in a performance theatre environment.
• Technical knowledge and evidence of personal learning and upgrading or currency in technical specialties. Specifically the candidate should identify participation in any Industry organizations or committees and equipment specific familiarity with any of: HES Hog Console, ETC Ion console, Strand Dimmers, Yamaha DM-2000, Yamaha LS-9, Meyer LCS series, Clancy SceneControl 500/PowerLift, counterweight rigging, arena rigging, Vari*Lite VL2500, Robe 250, video projection, etc.
• First Aid certification
• Fall Protection training certification
• Knowledge of the Alberta Fire code, Alberta Building Code, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety code and the Canadian Electrical code as they all apply to theatre operations.
• Experience with Classical and Jazz Music Performance Support.
• Experience with planning and implementing special event technical support.
• Experience in an Educational Environment
• Written Communications Skills
• Computer Literacy
• Willingness to work an irregular schedule
Mount Royal offers a comprehensive benefits package, many learning and development opportunities and state-of-art athletic and recreation facilities. Come join us in realizing our vision through fostering our students' success and satisfaction in pursuit of their educational goals in a progressive and innovative environment.
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The Mount Royal University Theatre Services Department operates the Leacock Theatre, the Wright Theatre, the Nickle Theatre and the TransCanada Amphitheatre at the Mount Royal University Lincoln Park Campus. These venues are operated as a strategic asset to the University and as an essential element of the University’s world class credit and credit-free performance education programming. Credit and credit-free performance education programs at the University teach more than 4500 individual students per year in the areas of music, theatre and speech arts. The performance theatre venues host more than 600 events, performances and recitals per year including approximately 75 externally produced rental events and 75 events for other University departments.
The University has begun the building process for a new Conservatory building and in 2013 MRU will open a 650 seat concert hall, rehearsal and recording facilities and expanded credit-free music instructional facilities.