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Educational Opportunity (Banff): Sound Technician Performing Arts Practicum

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Educational Opportunity (Banff): Sound Technician Performing Arts Practicum



Participants will work with the Banff Centre Sound Team on all Banff Centre productions, presentations, conferences, and outreach programs. Responsibilities may include performing audio technical skills, applying acoustic, electronic, and electro-mechanical theory, operating equipment, working the shows, and repairing and maintaining sound equipment. Emphasis is placed on the use of Qlab for performances.

What does the program offer?

Practicum participants will learn the core skills required to be a sound technician. Participants are responsible for the smooth delivery of the production needs for all Banff Centre Performing Arts shows, events, and conferences.

The program offers one-on- one mentorship and coaching from our experienced professional staff. Practicums will leave Banff Centre with marketable skills and the confidence and competence to step into roles as specialized professionals in their field. Our alumni can be found nationally and internationally working at opera, dance, music, and theatre companies, and training at university and colleges including Cirque Du Soleil, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the National Theatre School, the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Practicums can expect to work on a wide array of shows including theatre, dance, opera, and music as presented by Banff Centre; and a range of artists at various points in their careers. Productions created in residencies at Banff Centre have toured in Canada and internationally.

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates will have completed formal theatre technical training in an accredited institution or have equivalent work experience with a passionate interest in the entertainment industry. They will be able to demonstrate strong organizational aptitude, be computer literate, and have an interest in exploring theatre, music, and production technologies. Potential candidates are aspiring professionals looking to develop their careers and capabilities and demonstrate interest in specializing in live sound as a profession. Participants will be required to supply their own Class 1, C.S.A. approved safety footwear, and show blacks in good repair and free of logos.

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Application Deadline: November 28, 2018
Dates: April 02 – September 02, 2019

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