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Job (Banff): Scenic Shops Facilitator – Banff Centre

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Job (Banff): Scenic Shops Facilitator – Banff Centre


Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is seeking a Scenic Shops Facilitator, for a one-year term ending March 31, 2020.

The Opportunity

Through the application of professional expertise in scenic carpentry, the Facilitator supports the aims and objectives of Performing Arts by taking responsibility for providing support for artists in all events, programs and conferences administrated by Performing Arts. As a member of a team, the Scenic Shops Facilitator will perform related maintenance, instructional, mentoring and administrative tasks in the scenic carpentry, props, and scenic art facilities. The will also participate in planning for facilities, operations and the practicum program.

Specific Accountabilities

Reporting to the Technical Manager, Performing Arts, the Scenic Shops Facilitator may also receive day-to-day direction and supervision from the Production Manager, Performing Arts. The Scenic Shops Facilitator must be able to direct the work activities of 1 to 2 department staff doing relatively similar jobs or tasks.

The Scenic Shops Facilitator will be required to oversee the work and study related activities of Practicum Participants and may be required to provide supervision to casual labour staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Be responsible for the day to day maintenance, safety and supervision of scenic assets and related equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Act as a liaison between the resident artists and other staff and artists at the Centre, especially as it pertains to use of other facilities, equipment and services that are required for artist and participant work, and guide the artists and participants through the appropriate channels for their various requests.
  • Support independent and collaborative research and/or production activities of artists in residencies including the production of new works; the delivery of training; and production of revenue generating projects.
  • Where appropriate, work with visiting companies, artists, other Performing Arts staff, and Banff Centre to: design, estimate, fabricate, and/or build projects to support productions, presentations, and interdisciplinary projects in support of the goals and visions of Banff Centre.
  • As assigned, monitor and reconcile project and shop budgets, and on a regular basis identify potential budget variances or problems to Technical and Production Manager and other project leaders. As required work directly with the Technical and Production Manager in preparing financial reports and the development of project budgets.
  • Work with the Technical and Production Manager to schedule facilities maintenance in accordance with program objectives, and department operational needs.
  • Actively participate in the practicum program planning.
  • Stay current in the scenic carpentry field, and current to the needs required to support contemporary artists. Identify to the Technical Manager areas for professional development in this area.

Qualification and Educational Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years in a scenic carpenter role with experience in dance, opera, or theatre
  •  A diploma in theatre production, carpentry trade or related field.
  • Strong administrative and computer skills
  • Experience ordering and receiving in financial systems
  • Experience creating/implementing inventory management systems
  • Knowledge of WHMIS, and Health and Safety codes in Alberta
  • Experience maintaining industrial equipment that would be found in professional scenic carpentry, props, and scenic art shops.
  • Experience mentoring/teaching required

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, salaried support staff position, subject to a 500 hour probation period. The wage for this position is between $22.04 and $24.50 per hour, depending on experience, working up to 40 hours per week.

From time-to-time, the Facilitator may be required to work irregular hours and weekends.

Application Process

To explore this opportunity further and to apply online, please visit:
We are currently accepting applications until 11:59pm MT on Friday April 26, 2019 however we will be reviewing resumes on an on-going basis and plan to start interviewing the week of April 15, 2019.

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