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Job (Calgary): Head Rigger/ Stage Carpenter – Theatre Junction GRAND

Job (Calgary): Head Rigger/ Stage Carpenter – Theatre Junction GRAND

Location: Calgary, Alberta
Deadline: September 30, 2013
Reporting to the Technical Director, the Head Rigging/Stage Technician’s duties include but are not limited to: 

– Operate rigging systems and related equipment as directed for performances 
- Inspect and maintain chain motors and equipment 

– Maintain a safe working environment at all times by conforming to all established safety policies and procedures 

– Ensure that stage scenery is set up properly and safely
– Assist and Lead on Scenery Carpentry projects on an as needed basis

– Oversee the cleanliness of the stage and backstage areas 

– Assist with the maintenance of all technical equipment 

– Carry out all other tasks requested by the Director of Production 

– Report all accidents/incidents immediately to the Director of Production and Administrative Assistant (Chair of Health and Safety Committee) 

– Abide by all company rules and bylaws as detailed in Human Resources policies 

– Ensure that internal communications are as efficient as possible and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the technical team 

– Attend and participate in technical team meetings and Health and Safety Committee as the Fire Warden 

– May also include set up and running of projection equipment

The ideal candidate shall possess the following: 

– A minimum of three years experience in theatre and a minimum of two years as a Stage Carpenter, Rigger and General Stage Technician 

– General carpentry skills and training
– Knowledge of rigging hardware, load requirements and various rigging technics
– Good general understanding of all technical aspects of theatre and live shows 

– Knowledge of multiple controlled chain motors is an asset 

– Experience in dance, live music and other performing arts is an asset 

– Ability to work well under pressure 

– Good communication skills 

– Must love theatre and live performing arts

Theatre Junction GRAND technicians work under a collective bargaining agreement with Local 212 of IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees). Remuneration includes benefits and RRSPs. 

For more information on The GRAND and Theatre Junction, please visit our website
Salary: Union Contract/Hourly

Please send resumes to: 

By email: 

By fax: 403 263-3605 

By mail: Theatre Junction at The GRAND 
608 1st St SW 
Calgary AB T2P 1M6 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Theatre Junction GRAND is Calgary’s culturehouse for contemporary live arts. We plan our program using a 3-pillar strategy that includes (1) new creation by a resident company of artists, (2) local, national and international presentations of theatre, dance and music, (3) work by community partners such as Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Springboard Fluid Festival and One Yellow Rabbit. Theatre Junction at The GRAND also hosts private events in UBU Restaurant & Lounge and in the theatre(s). 

The main theatre is a flexible space capable of multiple stage and seating configurations. There is also a studio space for rehearsals, events and small public performances.

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