This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Keyano Theatre in Fort McMurray, Alberta, is looking for a wide range of technical talent for full time one year position. This position will work in the areas of lighting, audio, carpentry, props, wardrobe, painting, rigging, equipment maintenance, video, event production and design. Technicians in our organization are required to do some work in all aspects, but are generally given a portfolio to become their specialty. A lot of independence is granted to the technicians in terms of getting a project completed; whether it is constructing a piece, lighting an event, or building props
There are multiple positions open at Keyano Theatre. One (of many) benefits to our structure is to not departmentalize our staff. You will have a focus or two, but there will be times to work a different part of the production. Lighting techs operate sound and vice versa. This is a chance to broaden your skills in a safe environment and add a new specialization.
•Technical Theatre Diploma from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of qualifications acceptable by the employer.
•Minimum of 1 year experience in the area of Technical Theatre.
•All theatre technical skill sets will be considered.
•A good understanding and knowledge of theatre operations, community theatre, facility rentals and safety procedures essential to a well-managed theatre are a must.
•A good sense of humor and the ability to work with a variety of clients in a diverse, fast-paced environment.
•Standard First Aid and a valid class 5 driver’s license are required
Additional training/certification would be considered as definite assets (Pyrotechnic/firearm Certification, etc.).
Lighting specialists need some basic to intermediate Eos/Ion programming skills. With these they will be expected to program and operate the drama series of productions with a professional lighting designer. Skill with live busking of concerts and cultural events is vital to making our patrons and clients shine. Safety practices and efficient crew direction and organization is important as you lead the crew through lighting hangs and focus. You will also get to express your creative side when designing lighting for dance shows, community theatre, and corporate events.
Sound specialists need to be comfortable with the Yamaha M7CL and Meyer Galileo systems. With these tools, and an ever growing stock of auxiliary speakers and microphones, you will control FOH for our drama series, touring concerts and community events. Abilities in soldering and cable repair, Protools software, musical instrument care and handling, are some of the requirements of this position.
The majority of our sets are made in a traditional wood shop. A carpentry specialist will need to read shop drawings and even build from a “napkin sketch’ on occasion. Standard construction techniques in theatrical environments, as well as the care and maintenance of tools are the primary skills of this specialist. Working with casual and volunteer company members in the shop, while keeping them safe and engaged is important to the success of the role. Some skills in alternate materials is a definite advantage.
The wardrobe specialist will work in a costume shop cutting and building pieces for our productions. Along with an obvious strength in sewing skills, organization is key for this role. You will be acting as the head of wardrobe, keeping track of measurements, full costume pieces and accessories, plotting quick changes, ordering materials and make-up coordination. Working with casual and volunteer company members in the shop, while keeping them safe and engaged is important to the success of the role. An ability to work within a budget to maximize the end product is the path to success in this position a sense of humour is an absolute MUST!
Salary: 68,706.52 per annum (inclusive of $1040/month regional living allowance)
Interested applicants are asked to submit a Resume and Cover letter through our website:
All applicants will be considered for all positions. Technicians will be selected both for their skills and their fit as part of the overall team.
The facilities at Keyano Theatre include a 594 seat proscenium stage, a 192 seat Recital Theatre, a black box, various studios in the Arts Centre, sports fields and gathering places around the college. There are over 400 events that Keyano Theatre staff work on throughout the year. Experience can be gained in producing a play, setting up a corporate event, arena style rigging, working with professional peers, and mentoring community members.
Keyano Theatre technicians work with excellent equipment including Meyer line arrays, ETC Eos consoles, 17k Panasonic projectors, 40 linesets, well equipped carpentry and wardrobe shops, and a diverse properties storage. Technicians are expected to operate, care and maintain all of this under the supervision of the Production Manager or by taking professional development courses across the country and beyond.