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Job (Banff): Head Stage Carpenter – Banff Centre

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Job (Banff): Head Stage Carpenter – Banff Centre

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff Centre is looking for a Head Stage Carpenter

The Head Stage Carpenter supports the aims and objectives of Banff Centre by taking responsibility for the safe, efficient, timely and precise staging requirements of all events and activities as assigned which fall under the scope of the live performance area of Production. This position will advise and assist their manager in developing and implementing specific training programs regarding the above and delivering required training.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Interpret technical documents and riders to determine the technical needs of shows within the performance spaces.
  • Liaise with Lighting, Projections, Scenic, and Sound teams to become aware of all respective responsibilities within shows.
  • Produce technical documents and Vectorworks drawings that detail how shows will be set-up within the performance spaces.
  • Operate and maintain a counterweight fly system. Perform yearly inspections of all components in accordance with established procedures.
  • Rig motors, truss, drifts, spot lines, tracks, soft goods, and other equipment as required.
  • Complete required show reports and distribute accordingly.
  • Serve as stage manager as required.
  • Train practicums and junior crew persons in the correct and safe operation of all performing arts staging and rigging equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate in technical theatre, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Specialized experience as a department leader.
  • At least five years of recognized professional experience working in a professional theatre fly house, including operation of a manual counterweight rigging system, for
  • music, theatre, drama, opera or dance performances.
  • Solid problem solving, decision making including the ability to research and present options.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven organizational skills, including balancing large projects with day-to -day activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge in Vectorworks or other similar CAD program.
  • Experience with outdoor stages and assembly of motorized roof systems is an asset.
  • Certification and experience in troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining CM-ET motors is an asset.
  • Current fall arrest certification is an asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current OH&S standards and regulations.

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.

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, permanent salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probation period.
This position pays between $52,915.20 and $58,780.80 depending on experience, working 40 hours per week.
The successful candidate will have access to a range of benefits through Alberta Blue Cross and will be eligible to participate in our defined benefit pension plan

For more information, please contact:

Sarah MacDonald
Human Resources

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