Theatre and Production Technician
JOB DESCRIPTION: Theatre and Production Technician
Reports to: Creative Arts (CCA) Coordinator
Works Collaboratively With: Drama SLL, Art SLL, Music SLL, Teachers
Location: Lakeside Campus
To manage the day-to-day operations of the David Foster Theatre (DFT) and other performance venues throughout CIS, providing technical assistance and support for all dramatic & musical productions, competitions and in-house large-scale productions. Supervise the use of facilities for authorized outside groups ensuring that external users have the required technical assistance.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- A degree in engineering technology, broadcast technology, electronics or equivalent qualifications
- 5 years of experience working in a related and relevant field (AV company, theatre, production studio or television)
- Demonstrated field experience working in a responsive, helpful, courteous, and tactful manner leading to timely and appropriate problem resolution or escalation
- Wide range of hardware and software experience in a networked environment and a willingness to learn new and emerging technologies as they are introduced to the schools
Knowledge and Skills Required:
- Demonstrated knowledge and field experience with basic applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
- Demonstrated experience working with time-sensitive matters
- Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills, with attention to detail
- Ability to physically lift and carry equipment (approximately 20 kg)
- Regularly liaise with school administrators, after school arts coordinator, fine arts subject leads, teachers and maintenance staff on production requirements, lighting and sound, set production, and logistics related to large scale productions, performances and events.
- Provide training and manage technical staff and / or members of the school community who are involved with technical roles in the theatre.
- Create appropriate sound and lighting designs in consultation with the organizer(s) / director(s) of events.
- Source and prepare any sound effects as required.
- Attend rehearsals as requested and show leadership in technical rehearsal(s).
- Provide technical assistance for curriculum drama activities on a ‘day-to-day’ basis.
- Scheduling of facilities usage.
- Maintain all theatre technical equipment and perform routine maintenance checks.
- Make inspections of the quality of stage flooring, ladders, tools, fire exits and general appearance of the stage and backstage areas. Report any anomalies or breakages.
- Analyze any upgrading requirements and advise on the purchase of new equipment, improvement and/or repair of existing resources.
- Responsible for the management of the inventory of equipment; i.e. ensure it is up to date and that ‘signing in and out’ procedures are followed.
- Responsible for appropriate storage of materials: maintaining orderly, clean work areas in the DFT and other performance venues as directed.
- Ensure that all safety issues are identified and addressed.