**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 23**
cSPACE Projects is pleased to invite applications for the position of Studio Technician. The Studio Technician role encompasses duties that include lighting, sound, stage rigging, video and general live event set-up, operation and administration within a dynamic multi-tenant, multi-use arts facility and event venue.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-organized and customer experience minded individual who will bring technical expertise to the cSPACE King Edward arts hub, and collaborate with our team to support our community building ambitions.
cSPACE Projects is a social-purpose organization, established to develop a portfolio of facilities to support artists, creative non-profits and entrepreneurs in Calgary. Our mission is to provide the conditions that diverse communities of creatives need to remain vital, sustainable and innovative while generating dividends for Calgarians across the city. More broadly, our mission is to connect creative people and ideas through places that ignite community, collaboration and change.
To achieve this mission, our purpose is:
- To develop inspiring shared spaces that transform the way creative people collaborate.
- To build vibrant communities where art, culture and creativity are expressed powerfully through place.
- To cultivate a successful creative enterprise by magnifying the impact of their ideas.
cSPACE King Edward is our flagship project, a multi-disciplinary arts and community hub in the community of South Calgary. The 47,000 sq.ft. multi-tenant facility is home to small and medium-sized non-profit organizations active in the arts and community sectors as tenants, each with their own staff, members, audiences and constituents. Artists also reside as tenants within the facility creating in disciplines such as photography, filmmaking, illustration/graphic design, painting, print-making, jewellery, mixed-media, fashion, costume-making, and sculpture. A co-working space provides short-term flexible space for members who use shared desks on a monthly and daily basis.
In addition to supporting these varied tenant uses, cSPACE King Edward includes highly adaptable event, performance, rehearsal, and meeting spaces. A Studio Theatre supports bookings for theatre, music, cinema and dance presentation or rehearsal and event uses. Public art in common areas and exhibition spaces throughout the facility and grounds provide spaces for artistic events to occur while supporting a vibrant place for the community to gather.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-organized and customer experience minded individual who will bring technical expertise to the Studio Theatre at cSPACE King Edward arts hub, and collaborate with our team to support our community building ambitions.
Position Type: Part-Time
Location: cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Reporting to the Theatre and Facility Manager, the Studio Technician role encompasses duties that include lighting, sound, stage rigging, video and general live event set-up, maintenance, operation and administration, within the dynamics of a multi-tenant, multi-use arts facility and event venue. Occasional light facility maintenance will also be required. Applicants may be required to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
The Studio Technician will provide oversight and expertise to back and front of house operations, venue rentals, and facility and theatre maintenance that ensures an exceptional experience for the facility’s artists, staff, community members and external clients as required to support various event uses.
In coordination with the Theatre and Facilities Manager the Studio Technician:
- provides technical production support for diverse artistic and event based venue rental activities in a proactive, creative and client-oriented manner for either cSPACE or our rental groups;
- leads the safe operation and maintenance of theatre sound, lighting, projection, rigging, and related equipment and systems used in support of stage productions, meetings, and varied events; performs other related duties as required;
- sets up and operates performance / event spaces;
- sets up and operates staging, lighting, sound and multimedia equipment;
- liaises with other staff to ensure effective support is anticipated and provided to ensure a successful client experience;
- provides technical and creative support to all users of the Theatre and event spaces;
- orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations;
- provides maintenance support for all relevant technical equipment, machines, furniture, fixtures and fittings;
- ensures all equipment is stored safely and securely, and is accessible to other cSPACE staff;
- maintains an inventory of all equipment and materials held, used and/or rented out;
- makes recommendations to the Theatre and Facilities Manager regarding capital purchases of technical equipment;
- provides first-line maintenance support for all theatrical technical equipment, machines, furniture, fixtures, flooring and fittings;
- ensures all equipment is stored safely and is accessible to others when absent;
- ensures all health and safety requirements are met for the use of the performance and event spaces and produces regular risk assessments for all theatre / event space activities;
- attends training as required and maintain awareness of health and safety regulations specific to the spaces and equipment used;
- regularly updates and advises all users of the theatre and event spaces on the safe use of the area and equipment, on a daily basis as required;
- organizes annual safety checks of all theatrical technical equipment, machines, furniture, fixtures and fittings and maintains safety procedures and risk assessment practices.
- in conjunction with the Theatre and Facilities Manager and cSPACE staff, ensures both internal and external users are fully briefed on the safe use of the performance, meeting and event spaces;
- where required, provides technical assistance to internal and external users; and
- oversees transformations from customized installations and productions, to restoring general presets, house plots, and typical configurations as needed for the performance, meeting and event spaces.
- strong, proven experience in stage / production management
- strong, proven experience in lighting, sound and A/V set-up and operation
- strong, proven experience and/or qualification in stage carpentry and rigging considered an asset
- strong, proven experience working in a broad range of live performance, conference and event activities
- excellent working knowledge of IT including projector set-up, Powerpoint presentations and specific theatre industry operating and design programs
- up to date knowledge of lighting systems, control apparatus, equipment and its maintenance
- up to date knowledge of digital audio and audio-visual equipment and its use in relation to live, recorded and play-back techniques
- experience with live broadcast/streaming and digital video recording
- experience with software based video switchers
- an enthusiasm for working within a team environment, and with advising a wide range of clients in technical theatre and event production
- highly organized and adaptable, with successful experience in meeting deadlines and managing conflicting priorities
- experience in implementing health and safety requirements and risk assessments
- confident in manual-handling/heavy lifting of theatre equipment, climbing ladders etc. and able to do so safely
- confident in working independently but also willing to collaborate with other cSPACE staff and provide technical leadership
- ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required
- enthusiasm and empathy with supporting the mission, values and goals of cSPACE Projects
- experience in the non-profit sector, a background in arts and culture, and/or familiarity with Calgary’s arts community is considered an asset
- familiarity with green building and operation strategies is an asset
- familiarity with facility maintenance is an asset
- Class G driver’s license is an asset
- relevant training includes WHMIS, First Aid
- experience with Mac and PCExperience with AutoCad and/or VectorWorks is an asset.
This is a part-time, contract position with an intended start date of September 2021.
Compensation will be $22-$28/hour inclusive of general holiday pay in accordance with the Employment Standards Code of Alberta and is commensurate with experience. Regular hours of work will typically occur during general facility hours of 8am-8pm, Monday to Saturday but may be variable and subject to the demands of our building operations and/or event activity. 25-40 hours a week is anticipated to be typical of this role, with weekly schedule determined based on the needs of cSPACE events.
To apply please email, in PDF format only, a current CV with cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position, along with two professional references to Juan Hurtado, Theatre and Facility Manager at [email protected] by August 15th, 2021.
The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
For more information about cSPACE Projects, please visit cspacekingedward.com.
cSPACE Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in quality and inclusion and strongly encourage submissions from all qualified individuals regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, and physical ability.
Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 23, 2021.
Please note: Submissions must include all requirements listed above. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.