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Jobs (Edmonton): Lead Haunt Technician, Dark 2024 – Fort Edmonton Management Company

DARK returns for 14 nights of terror starting October 4, 2024. With 4 immersive Haunts, 2 scare zones, and plenty of site animation, this experience offers up more tricks and treats – this event is not for the faint of heart.

Job Description / Duties
Each Haunt will require the strong leadership of a Lead Haunt Technician. The Lead Haunt Technician will be responsible for all lighting, audio, video and special effects contained within the haunt and assist with the haunt assembly. The Lead Haunt Technician will be supported by an assistant and other team members including technical crew, carpenters and set decorators. The Lead Haunt Technician will support the Scare Team during the run of the event, including maintaining the haunts in operational condition, monitoring safety and risks and for documenting and post event storage of their haunt. The Lead Haunt Technician will be monitored by the Technical Director.

Key Accountability:

  • Ensure that the technical elements of the haunt are built as designed and with the intent of delivering an immersive customer experience.
  • Ensure that their haunt is maintained in optimal and safe condition throughout the event insofar as is possible, as well as mitigating the impact when problems occur.
  • Participate in safety haunt walkthroughs and resolve safety and risk hazards.
  • Generate documentation for the haunt as required included, but not limited to startup and shutdown procedures as well as archival.
  • Collaborate with park personnel as well as Set Design & Construction Contractor regarding safety hazards and risk management.
  • The Lead Haunt Technician is encouraged to make creative recommendations to the Technical Director but may not alter the services as described by Fort Edmonton Park.

 

Responsibilites:

  • Attend table reads and training
  • Assist in conception and planning of any required Audio, Lighting, Video and other Special Effects
  • Lead crew in the installations of all technical elements of the haunt
  • Provide guidance and assist carpenters and set decorators
  • Train Scare Managers and Scare Actors on any practical effects they will be using or interacting with
  • Ensure efficient event execution and support the event team where and when required.
  • Follow the chain of command and safety procedures in the event of an emergency.
  • Reports any concerns to the Technical Director, Production Manager
  • Is accessible on radio and responsive to radio calls
  • Participate in the disassembly and storage of the haunt material and props.
  • Update drawings and documentation to reflect changes that were required during the event.
  • Provide post – event quality improvement feedback.

 

Qualifications / Required Skills

  • Three years experience in a technical role in a theatrical, film or festival setting.
  • Maintain a positive attitude, especially while working under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to lead and supervise a crew.
  • Ability to read and produce technical drawings in Vectorworks is an asset.
  • Knowledge of theatrical lighting, audio, video and special effects.
  • Knowledge of pneumatics is an asset.
  • Confident in troubleshooting, creative problem solving, and research.
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively independently, and takes direction well.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Holds a valid class 5 driver’s license.

 

Additional Information
Contract Dates:

  • August 6 – September 22: Prep and Install: up to 40 hours per week; Typical hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • September 23 – October 3: Install and Rehearsals: up to 60 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends will be required.
  • October 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, Nov 1, 2: Show Calls: 4pm – Midnight
  • November 4 – November 15: Strike, Up to 40 hours per week; Typical hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

 

Salary: $28- $32 per hour commensurate on skill and experience.

Contact Information
Please send a resume and cover letter dark.production@edmonton.ca

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