This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.Category: Production
Reporting to the Technical Director and under the guidance of the Head of Audio, the BMO Mainstage Stagehand is responsible for the execution of theatrical elements backstage for the run of the season. The Stagehand requires solid foundational knowledge and training in stage carpentry, props, audio and rigging. The Stagehand is also responsible for monitoring and performing basic maintenance on theatre equipment through the season and reporting the need for major repairs or safety concerns to the Technical Director in a timely manner. This position requires a positive and professional attitude while working with respective creative teams, performers and other departments at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.
Other assets would include:
Please be prepared to provide copies of safety, technical, and/or educational certificates and/or degree(s) listed on your Resume.
The position is paid at an hourly rate based on labour standards for regular and overtime hours.The position will start no later than May 14th, 2020, but the preferred starting date is May 4th, 2020.
The position will end no sooner than 11pm September 26th (Closing night) but work beyond that time, on the strike of the season, will be available.
Prior to technical rehearsals, there will be full time regular hours (8:00 – 17:00 or 13:00 – 22:00) available. Once technical rehearsals begin approximate shifts are 11:00 – 11:00, six days per week. During the run of the Festival, there will be up to 8 show calls per week, averaging 30-35 hours per week over the run, with occasional overtime.
Salary: $20.00 per hour is the starting rate of pay. Rate is negotiable for appropriate training and experience.
Please upload your resume and a cover letter together in one PDF named “[First & Last Name] Stagehand,” summarizing your qualifications and experience, to bardonthebeach.org/current-opportunities/apply-now/.
Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare Festival and offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas and special events from June to September, in two modern theatre tents in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vanier Park. The Festival also offers year-round educational programming at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village, and throughout the Lower Mainland. Bard on the Beach is an A-Category Theatre.