The Theatre Technician is part of the Technical team and shares responsibility for the effective and efficient management and delivery of Resources Centre for the Arts (RCA) technical services. The Theatre Technician reports to the Technical Director.
Roles & Responsibilities
- To aid in the setup, running and teardown of every production or event by incoming renters or for RCA’s own productions/presentations under the direction of the Technical Director including by not limited to:
- Setup of rigging, lighting, sound equipment, set, prop, masking
- Participate in the accurate and efficient scene changes, turnarounds, setups, and similar tasks
- Operate sound, lighting, video, and other effects during performances as directed by members of the creative and production teams, within the technical services included in the rental contract.
- Participate in the clearing and re-setting of the Main Stage and associated areas in preparation for the incoming renters or RCA
- To ensure the sets are stored safely as detailed by the production team and the Technical Director.
- To maintain technical gear of the theatre and ensure that it is in safe and working order.
- To ensure the smooth running of the technical aspects of the venue’s day-to-day operation.
- To carry out all duties in accordance with the organization’s Health and Safety Policy and promote a culture of safety.
- To attend regular staff meetings and technical meetings with renters as required.
- Ability to work in a team.
- Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines.
- A thorough understanding of the production process and theatre production techniques.
- Knowledge of how to use modern lighting, sound, video and other technical equipment.
- An interest in Theatre.
- Flexibility and the ability to improvise when faced with unexpected situations.
- Attention to detail.
- 3-5 years relevant experience is an asset
- Diplomacy and collaborative communication skills are an asset
Hours/location of work
Work will primarily take place at the LSPU Hall based on schedule of events.
Minimum 20 hours/week, with weekend/evening and on-call work required.
Position is permanent/part-time. Salary includes health benefits, vacation, and flexible working hours.
Anticipated start date: April 19, 2021 (negotiable); 2-week training provided with additional transitional support.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resumé/CV to Suzanne Mullett by email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Resource Centre for the Arts is committed to gender equity and inclusion and encourages applications from diverse cultural communities, women, members of visible minority groups, those who identify with the LGTBQ2+ community, and persons with disabilities.