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Company: UBC Sauder
Location: Vancouver, BC
This is highly specialized work of a technical nature; responsibilities include the operation, maintenance, and installation of the stage and rigging equipment systems commonly used within large and medium sized theatres for all types of events. Is also responsible for calling staff and filling vacancies from the casual labour roster as necessary.
Reports to the Production Manager
o These Services should follow within the guidelines provided in the Chan Centre Production Policy and Procedures.
o This includes effective implementation of all new equipment installations related to safety, stage, and rigging systems.
Varied shift work and days off are required.
Works under the direction of the Production Manager.
Responsible for motivating, leading, casual stage and production staff.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Errors or lack of professional judgment could have a serious impact on relations with clients and patrons. The Head Stage Technician is the primary “day of” client contact and must represent the Chan Centre in a highly professional manner at all times. Poor customer service, or lack of professional judgment, could negatively impact these relations as well as Patron Safety and the Chan Centre’s financial viability. It is expected that clients be treated in a courteous and positive manner at all times. ial viability. It is expected that clients be treated in a courteous and cheerful manner at all times.
Diploma in a related field of arts production or an equivalent combination of expert level education and experience. . Minimum of seven years experience in various production related facets of music, the performing arts and production stage work that demonstrate progressive responsibilities.
A minimum of two year’s full time experience as Head Stage Technician in a high end/high profile “Road House” environment preferred. Proven experience in rigging and stagecraft. Must be able to demonstrate superior technical knowledge in stage rigging trouble shoot, event rigging, and maintenance of stage equipment. Must be able to work at heights Proven effective judgment, communication, organizational, interpersonal, customer service and technical skills. Must demonstrate excellent record keeping skills Additional specific skills in Stage/Music Audio, Communications and Video are preferred. Additional specific skills in Stage Lighting, Console operation, and equipment maintenance are preferred. Expert Knowledge and Concepts in Stage Rigging and Stage Machinery are required. Working Knowledge and Concepts in Fall Arrest, Fall Prevention, and Worksafe BC requirements are required.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.