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Job (Banff): Staging Technician – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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Job (Banff): Staging Technician – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


This is a termed position to start as soon as possible and to end August 26, 2019.

The Opportunity

Performing Arts at Banff Centre is looking for an experienced Staging Technician to join their high-functioning team as additional support for summer arts programming. Reporting to the Technical Manager, the Staging Technician will assist in the completion of tasks assigned to the Staging department including assisting with administrative duties and directing the work of practicum participants.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Performing Staging Technician work tasks including interpreting and generating technical information; load-ins and load-outs; running the show (as required); rigging; selecting and operating tools; safely operating and maintaining stage equipment
  • Overseeing the work of lower-leveled Staging Technicians and Staging Technician Practicum Participants
  • Assisting with the administration of the staging department including overseeing the safety of assigned crews within the supplied frameworks of budget, staffing, equipment, space, and time.
  • Staying current on related industry trends including the application of up-to-date techniques and use of special materials
  • Applying professional theatre techniques and methods to provide the quality, efficiency, safety, and support required by Performing Arts

Qualification and Educational Requirements

We are considering applicants with varying levels of experience gained while working in a professional music, theatre, opera, or dance venue:

  • Level 1 Stage Technicians possess at least 2000 hours’ experience as a working stage technician
  • Level 2 Stage Technicians possess at least 3 years’ experience as a working stage technician
  • Level 3 Stage Technicians possess at least 5 years’ experience as a working stage technician

Special Requirements

Due to the nature of the job, this position requires the candidate to be available to work a flexible, irregular schedule and weekends.

Staging Technicians are frequently required to perform in a physical working environment with excessive noise, poor air quality, adverse temperatures, frequent and/or strenuous lifting, confined working spaces, work requiring uncomfortable body posture, extended periods of high monotony or concentration, and working at heights.

Staging Technicians will be frequently subjected to deadlines that will have significant consequences for the department if not met.

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, termed, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500-hour probation period.

Staging Technicians will work up to 40 hours per week on a rotating schedule.

Rates of pay:

  • Level 1: Between $16.98 and $18.26 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Level 2: Between $18.35 and $20.38 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Level 3: Between $22.04 and $24.50 per hour, depending on qualifications

Subsidized local housing is available during the contract period.

Application Process

We are accepting applications for the Staging Technician until a suitable candidate has been found.

Submit your application online at

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