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Job (Calgary): Head Lighting Technician – Theatre Junction GRAND

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Job (Calgary): Head Lighting Technician – Theatre Junction GRAND

Theatre Junction

Head Lighting Technician

Reports directly to the Technical Director and is one of three House Technicians for Theatre Junction GRAND.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of all lighting department activities.
  • Operation of ETC consoles.
  • Ensure that lighting equipment is set up properly and consistently with the show concept.
  • Hang and focus the lighting plot.
  • Set up and dismantle lighting equipment.
  • Inspect and maintain the lighting rig.
  • Operate the lighting console during shows and rehearsals.
  • Run light crew during load in and strikes.
  • Maintain and repair all lighting equipment.
  • Ensure the safety and security of lighting installations at all times.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of all equipment in the lighting and video department.
  • Install and focus projectors and screens.
  • Operate chain motors and assist with rigging.
  • Assist with setup and tear down of all show equipment.
  • Assist with the maintenance of all technical equipment.
  • Carry out all other tasks requested by the TD and ATD.
  • Report all accidents/incidents immediately to the Technical Director 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.
  • Cross departmental work is expected where appropriate.


  • A minimum of two years experience in theatre and a minimum of two years as a Lighting Technician.
  • Good general understanding of all technical aspects of theatre and live shows.
  • Basic knowledge of video projectors and control systems (QLab/Isadora).
  • Knowledge of carpentry is an asset.
  • Knowledge of sound is an asset.
  • Experience in dance, live music and other performing arts is an asset.
  • Flexibility, autonomy, and leadership.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must love theatre and live performing arts.

This one year contract starts July 1, 2017.

Deadline for submissions: June 14, 2017.

To apply for this position email, or for questions toward the departing head of lighting use

This is a union house and preference will be given to I.A.T.S.E. members and permits.

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