Job Title: Theatre Technical Crew (multiple positions – casual, part-time)

Employer: Resource Centre for the Arts

Venue: LSPU Hall (St. John’s, NL)

Resource Centre for the Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development, promotion and presentation of art and artists of Newfoundland and Labrador. RCA operates out of the LSPU Hall, a registered heritage building in the heart of downtown St. John’s. Between presentations and rentals, The Hall is booked yearround with events ranging from theatre, dance, live music, comedy, and other types of presentations.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS/DUTIES

We are looking for on-call technicians to join the Resource Centre for the Arts technical team. This versatile work in both the Mainstage and Second Space includes, but is not limited to:

  • Technical assistance on load-in, tech & strike days (including set, lighting, sound, and video installation as well as scenic set-up and basic carpentry)
  • Technical assistance on performance days (operating/programming lighting, sound & video)
  • Technical assistance for other RCA activities as needed
  • Technical maintenance and upkeep of the theatre and its equipment

Technicians are responsible for helping to ensure that the technical aspects of the theatre run safely, smoothly, and on schedule. Orientation will be provided, and all staff are expected to follow safety guidelines as required by RCA. Technicians will report to and work alongside RCA’s Permanent Technical Staff and renters on a variety of styles of shows, and should be dedicated to the successful execution of each production.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Some professional experience, or certification related to technical theatre from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge of and competence in a variety of technical theatre equipment & disciplines
  • Experience in theatre and live performing arts (including live music, comedy, dance, etc.)
  • Attention to detail, and the ability to improvise in unpredictable situations
  • The ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • The ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Physical abilities include heavy lifting, climbing ladders, working at height
  • Flexibility in working hours, as they will vary from rental to rental including daytime, evenings, weekends, and some holidays
  • Fall Arrest, Aerial Lift Training, Standard First Aid, WHMIS training an asset, but not necessary
  • Experience with ETC, Yamaha Series, and QLab (Pro Audio/Video) an asset, but not necessary
  • Excellent customer service skills; demonstrating professionalism, initiative, and engagement

Salary: $16-$18 per hour

Resource Centre for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, and volunteers. Please note that only those selected will be contacted for discussion and interviews. All other resumes may be kept on file for future reference.

To submit resumé (no later than September 30th, 2018), or to request further information please contact:

Crystal Laffoley, Operations Manager in person or by mail at 3 Victoria Street, St. John’s NL A1C 3V2 by email at operations@lspuhall.ca