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Video Crew Chief – Production Team


Company: Solotech

Location: Toronto, ON

  • Full Time

Solotech

This position’s incumbent is responsible for the achievement of a technical project within one or several of the following areas: sound, lighting, video or rigging. The Crew Chief will work and manage a production team on different types of events (show, tour, festival, corporate), at different production phases (planning, pre-production, production, post-production) both locally or internationally. He is accountable for the quality of the delivered project by the team.

Main Responsibilities:

Set Up/Tear Down:

  • Participate in the set up and tear down of technical equipment;
  • Ensure the equipment’s proper installation and the respect of the plan;
  • Ensure at all times the safety of the technical installations;
  • Apply safe working methods at all times;
  • Solve simple technical issues;
  • Respect and promote procedures and regulations fixed by Solotech regarding the equipment’s handling and management;
  • Collaborate with the other departments involved.

Equipment Handling:

  • May be asked to operate technical equipment;
  • May be asked to ensure the smooth technical operations during the event;
  • May be asked to manage a team throughout different phases of a project.

Team Management and Supervision:

  • Ensure the application of safe working methods by Solotech’s personnel and supernumeraries during their working period;
  • Coordinate the operations and the execution of a department’s work during the duration of an event;
  • Receive the requests related to a specific project, plan and develop an equipment list according to the said project;
  • Propose solutions for different issues and suggest improvements for the project’s technical realization;
  • Advise and guide technicians according to his own expertise in the elaboration of solutions;
  • Lead a team (Solotech employees and supernumeraries) and the execution of the work for a department for the different phases of the project.

Client’s contact:

  • Work closely with internal and external partners in order to ensure high quality customer service;
  • Act as Solotech’s representative on an event’s specific site, coordinate on site operations, and ensure all of the steps of the technical realization are executed within the timeframe;
  • May act as the client’s contact person for any questions, comments or changes related to the project’s management;
  • Ensure a technological surveillance and bring back any relevant information.

Required Skills:

Education:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant audiovisual field: Audio Production; Technical Theatre; Audio Engineering; Audio Recording Technology; Television and Film; Broadcasting Television; Media Production;
  • Alternatively, any other training or relevant working experience.

Experience:

  • A minimum of ten years of relevant experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of different technical equipment;
  • Knowledge in electricity and networking;
  • Possess a permit for operating a forklift and/or an aerial lift, and a training on working at heights (an asset);
  • Mastery of both official languages (an asset);
  • Able to travel to different sites;
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of R2 software;
  • Able to modify and design CAD plans with Autocad software (an asset);
  • Knowledge of specialized technical softwares (an asset);
  • Flexibility regarding the work schedule;
  • Team-work oriented and good cooperation spirit;
  • Autonomy and sense of responsibilities;
  • Ability to work under pressure and capacity to adapt to change.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Solotech, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Solotech is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, the Human Resources Department will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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