This is a Permanent, Part-time position.Category: Technical
Reporting to: Technical Lead
The Technical Assistant will report to Technical Lead. The Technical Assistant is responsible for the preparation and execution of A/V tech in the King Eddy.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assisting the Technical Lead in assessing the audio, video, and lighting needs for an event and ensuring they are met.
Setting up, striking and operating audio, video, and lighting for a roster of events at King Eddy.
Working with King Eddy staff and third-party suppliers/freelancers to successfully prepare, execute and conclude events at King Eddy.
Performing regular maintenance of audio, video, and lighting equipment.
Adhering to King Eddy policies and attend training and evaluation meetings.
Ensuring the security and safety of the King Eddy and the National Music Centre Collection items housed in the King Eddy.
Providing good stewardship of the King Eddy equipment with a focus on the King Eddy audio, video, lighting, IT and Collections resources.
Ensuring the comfort and safety of customers and staff of the King Eddy.
Advocating on behalf of the King Eddy, communicating our mission and vision and being up-to-date on key messages and dress code requirements.
Completing other duties as assigned.
Mastery of live audio, video, and lighting production and the corresponding needs of musicians, artists and commercial clients.
Work well independently with minimal supervision.
Provide exceptional customer service, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Be a strong team player with exemplary leadership skills and positive attitude.
Have strong organizational and logistical skills with attention to detail and accuracy; able to multitask and manage time wisely.
Be a personable worker with the ability to work with an ever-changing roster of staff, volunteers, clients, guests and contractors.
Be a motivated self-learner who keeps up to date with emerging technologies, equipment and procedures.
Be enthusiastic and self-motivated, able to work well independently and be quick to take initiative as well as follow instruction.
Have strong communication skills and be able to think quickly on their feet.
Understand that being receptive to our clients, both internal and external, and their needs is
Be passionate about music, and enjoy engaging people.
Be willing and able to work to a flexible part time schedule.
Have the ability to lift up to 30 kilos.
Exhibit patience and thoroughness when teaching other King Eddy staff/freelancers.
Be quick to learn, adapt and implement new technologies.
Be familiar with specialty event equipment and resources.
Familiarity and experience with the service, facilities, theatre, events and/or museum or other not-for-profit industries is an asset.
Additional assets include: Electrical, IT and electronic technician skills, experience as a
musician, stage management experience, and familiarity with recording studio environments and equipment.
King Eddy staff
Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover letter to on or before September 13, 2019 with the job title indicated in the subject line of the email.
Please ensure that your full name is in the file name (ex. Smith_Jane_cover_letter_resume) and the subject line of your email is: King Eddy Technical Assistant. Visit www.kingeddy.ca for more information. No phone calls please.
Established in 1905, the King Edward Hotel was Calgary’s second oldest hotel and the longest operating bar and hotel when it closed in 2004.
In 2008, the Eddy was acquired by the National Music Centre (NMC) and in collaboration with Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), the King Eddy was carefully reassembled, honouring the original plans and returning it to its 1905 glory.
On July 2018, the King Eddy reopened as a restaurant, bar and music venue. The building also houses CKUA Calgary, the Rolling Stone Mobile Studio, other NMC recording facilities, and NMC’s offices.
Today the Eddy continues to be a cornerstone of music, community, and culture, building on its storied musical legacy.