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Douglas College

Theatre and Stagecraft Technician

Full Time
6 days ago
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Theatre and Stagecraft Technician Posting Number 01776SA Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 12 Salary Range $25.76 per hour (with wage increments to a max of $28.79 per hour). Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Support Staff - Temporary Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Staff Start Date 04/15/2023 End Date 01/23/2024 Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift N/A Work Arrangements
This temporary, full-time (35 hours per week) position is available from April 15, 2023 (or until filled) to January 23, 2024. Regular hours of work are Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Shift days and times may change depending on the Department's need. Occasional evening and/or weekend work will be required. The position is located at the New Westminster campus; however, the successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the Coquitlam campus.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
To provide technical and instructional support to the Stagecraft & Event Technology Program and users of the Performing Arts Facilities. Provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.


1. Provides instructional support to the Stagecraft program.
a. advises students with respect to props, lighting, sound, set construction, stage management, house management, etc.;
b. in consultation with faculty, invigilates and marks practical exams; assists with the development and revision of exams;
c. supervises and assists students in building, set in and strike of productions;
d. demonstrates and assists students with proper machinery, tool and computer use for instructors' assignments;
e. ensures adequate inventory of supplies needed for courses and production;
f. participates in production meetings and, when requested, helps interpret for students what guest designers/directors are requesting;
g. supervises and enforces safety procedures of students within the Stagecraft facilities and instructs students in safety procedures;
h. provides supervision for Stagecraft and Theatre students during run of productions;
i. provides informal instruction to students with respect to technical aspects of class assignments in a lab (studio) setting.
j. in consultation with faculty, sets up equipment and materials for labs, ensuring removal and storage after use.

2. Provides technical support to the Stagecraft Program and users of the Performing Arts Facilities within the Performing Arts Facilities.
a. maintains a variety of equipment (lighting, sound, rigging and fly gallery, shop tools and equipment);
b. sets up and operates all theatre equipment for internal and external productions;
c. supervises students operating equipment in Stagecraft productions;
d. performs minor maintenance and repairs for Theatre Stage area (walls, seats, carpet, painting);
e. cleans stage, booth and shop areas, maintains and coordinates service of Stagecraft and facility equipment;
f. when requested, advises users on technical requirements for events and productions;
g. participates in production meetings;
h. supervises and enforces safety procedures of all users while in the Performing Arts Facilities;
i. maintains supply inventories including tracking of orders.

3. Performs other related duties.
a. communicates with college and community users to arrange and execute technical aspects of bookings and productions;
b. deposits revenues from ticket sales;
c. compiles information about ticket sales and generates reports;
d. advises facilities personnel of minor theatre cleaning and maintenance needs; advises Coordinator of major theatre maintenance needs;
e. maintains current inventory of theatre properties and equipment including rentals and loans;
f. communicates with professional companies for the purposes of external exchanges and loans;
g. records and submits receipts for petty cash purposes.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
1. Good working knowledge of English (written and verbal).

2. Completed a Degree program in Technical Theatre at a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent with three years' related work experience in a wide variety of technical theatre related areas or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

3. Experience with Lighting and/or Scenic Carpentry is required. Experience with sound, theatre and event rigging video systems and A/V streaming systems an asset.

4. Excellent working knowledge of health and safety procedures required in workshop and theatre settings

5. Demonstrate proper and safe use of equipment in the performing arts and shop facilities.

6. Experience supervising students in a post-secondary environment would be an asset.

7. Physical ability to complete the manual labour related to constructing and maintaining sets; ability to lift 20-40kg (40-60 pounds) safely.

8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

9. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum direct supervision as well as to establish priorities and achieve deadlines.

10. Problem solve, troubleshoot, and work collaboratively to find effective solutions.

11. Monitor the state of resources in a technical theatre setting, and to follow administrative procedures for the recommendation/requesting of necessary maintenance and/or upgrades.

12. Ability to interact professionally with various stakeholder groups and to support faculty and students, as needed.

13. Good working knowledge of ETC Lighting consoles, analogue and digital sound consoles, VectorWorks CAD , QLab and Isadora computer programs, rigging safety and procedures.

14. Ability to analyse shop drawings in order to determine the cost of required supplies as well as source and order materials.

15. Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office.

16. Maintain and track budgets.

17. A valid B.C. driver's license.

Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/03/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site . Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by February 9, 2023. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
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