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Jobs (Camrose): Theatre Audio Technician – Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

Jobs (Camrose): Theatre Audio Technician – Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

The Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art facility located on the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta. The facility houses a 584-seat proscenium theatre with an automated fly system and a 96-seat flexible cabaret/studio space. This joint venture between the U of A and the City of Camrose offers an unmatched performing arts facility experience to the community, students, and region.

The Lougheed Performing Arts Centre functions as a roadhouse, presenting a wide range of professional and semi-professional events including dance performances and competitions, professional and modern theatre presentations, circus, corporate, community events, University of Alberta functions, film screenings, and many live music performances.

The facility boasts many sustainability features including 100% LED lighting and a photovoltaic array.

Job Description:
Provide excellent technical support to the artists, clients, and the community users of the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre. The successful candidate will have experience working with live sound, digital live mixing consoles and related audio equipment. They will have a well-rounded experience in all areas of technical theatre that meet the requirements of the diverse users of our facility.

Terms of Employment:

  • Full Time – Temporary (9-Month Contract)
  • Anticipating transition to Full Time – Permanent beginning July 2024.
  • Based on a 35-hour work week, plus overtime.
  • Hourly position: $28.02
  • 1.5 Weeks paid vacation.
  • Comprehensive benefits package – beginning after probationary period (3-Months)
  • Pension – RRSP matching program – beginning after probationary period (3-Months)
  • Target start date: Tuesday, 3 October 2023

How to Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Sean McIlveen at crew@camroselive.ca.
Close Date: Monday, 28 August 2023.
Open until Filled.

Duties:

  • Integrate with the team of staff technicians, which currently includes one audio, and one lighting technician.
  • Work as part of an event crew typically comprising two technicians (audio, lighting), and one backstage volunteer expert (stage/flies); or one studio technician and one livestream technician.
  • Operate DiGiCo audio consoles and related audio equipment for a variety of events including mixing musicals, concerts, monitors, and livestream broadcasts, cue playback for theatre and dance events, etc.
  • Complete audio setup and strike for events. Coordinate day-of needs with guest techs and artists.
  • Assist in all other areas of theatre production support including:
    • Lighting – Hang, focus and lighting console operations.
    • Flies – Rigging and operation of a fly system.
    • Carpentry – Basic stage carpentry, project construction, painting
    • Video – Set up and operations of projection and livestream systems.
    • Set up, strike and theatre reset as required by each show and event.
  • Provide training, guidance and support to user groups, community members, and students.
  • Perform regular maintenance and upkeep to all theatrical equipment.
  • Ensure all working areas are well maintained, clean, tidy, and organized.
  • Participate in the training and development of local volunteers (Backstage Volunteer Experts).
  • Assist with the occupational health and safety of co-workers, volunteers, students, and audience members.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Stagecraft diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution with professional work experience. Extensive work experience may negate the need for a diploma.
  • Professional experience working in a wide range of related production areas including but not limited to audio, lighting, and rigging.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum direct supervision, which compliments their capacity to work with other team members.
  • Have an inherently positive nature and demeanor.
  • Some experience with a wide range of performance types including (but not limited to) live music, theatre, circus, dance, choir, variety shows and corporate presentations.
  • Experience working with community and semi-professional arts groups an asset. With attention to patience, understanding and consideration.
  • Experience working in a roadhouse facility with a wide variety of events and short turnaround time an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safe and timely manner.
  • Ability to work at heights, climb ladders, lift 50 pounds, and skill with power tools.
  • Must have strong communication skills; good time management skills, flexibility and approach each situation with diplomacy.
  • Strong computer skills (Windows, Mac OS) and software proficiency with MS office, Google Workspace, cue playback software, and familiarity with Adobe Suite, DAWs (Reaper), SMAART an asset.
  • Experience working with digital live sound mixing consoles. Experience with DiGiCo consoles (SD Series, S Series, Quantum Series) an asset.
  • Demonstrate the ability to mix on-stage monitors (wedges & IEMs).
  • Demonstrate the ability to mix concerts for livestreams.
  • Possess a good ear for music. Capable of mixing a variety of music types effectively.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to the SPL levels they subject audiences to.
  • Willingness to work a variety of hours depending on event times.
    – Valid class 5 Drivers License.
    – Fall arrest, Aerial lift, Pyro and First Aid certificates an asset.
    – A good sense of humour and a strong team mindset.

Additional Information:
Camrose is a vibrant city of nearly 20,000 people located only 75km southeast of Edmonton. The city serves as the hub for over 150,000 people from the surrounding communities – offering the educational, consumer, medical, recreational and entertainment facilities of a thriving city, while retaining the convenience, charm, and security of a rural way of life.

We encourage all members of the theatre community to apply and thank all those that take the time to do so. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you!

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