Job (Whitehorse): Venue Technician – Yukon Arts Centre

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The Venue Technician is an integral part of the Yukon Arts Centre production team. The Venue Technician is an omni-tech position and will be expected to have working knowledge of audio/lighting equipment/software, live event audio mixing as well as a working knowledge of stage carpentry. The Yukon Arts Centre supports three venues, The Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage Proscenium Theatre, the Old Fire Hall (Black Box Venue) and The Wharf (outdoor venue).

Responsibilities/Duties:

  1. In the absence of the Director of Production liaise with clients, presenters or artists to determine technical requirements. Ensure that information is shared among staff as may be required.
  2. Prepare for, set-up, manage and operate presentations as may be required.
  3. Facilitate the effective use of theatre’s technical systems to maximize the quality of any presentation.
  4. Maintain and operate sound (primarily) and lighting, rigging and other theatrical equipment as may be required.
  5. Supervise and/or Train casual crew/volunteers and the emerging technician, as assigned.
  6. Ensure that all production related paperwork is completed in a timely fashion including show reports, time sheets etc.
  7. Maintain the stage, shop and related areas in clean and safe condition.
  8. In consultation with the Director of Production, plan and execute equipment and systems maintenance. Advise the Director of Production on Capital or Major Maintenance requirements.
  9. Foresee and avert potentially dangerous situations.
  10. All Yukon Arts Centre employees shall be aware of and respect YACC’s Policies including the Respectful Workplace and Health, Safety and Wellness Policies and the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations published by the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.
  11. Support the coordination, training and organizing of technical volunteers.

Qualifications

  1. Education/Experience:
    Graduation from a recognized theatre technical programme (college or university) or three (3) to five (5) years experience.
    An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.
  2. Knowledge:
    a) Knowledge of current audio/lighting equipment/software and live event audio mixing
    b) Knowledge of stage rigging for the theatre
    c) Knowledge of theatre production protocols
    d) Basic carpentry and electrical training
  3. Skills:
    a) Competent, self sufficient audio mixing and operation
    b) Basic lighting installation, design
    c) Basic operation and management of stage elements
    d) Basic scenic shop skills
    e) Good time management and the ability to schedule others
    f) Basic production administration
    g) Supervision of stage crew
    h) Production planning and scheduling
    i) Effective verbal and written communication

Status: Full Time, Flex Time PSAC Bargaining Unit Position

Rate of Pay: $24.12/hour during six-month probation period, increasing to $25.10/hour upon completion of a successful probationary period.

Benefits: Access to Employee Benefit Plan after completing 3 months of employment

RRSP: Access to Employee RRSP matching program

Hours of Work: As required for events averaged to 40 hours per week.

Send resumes to Josh Jansen at josh.jansen@yac.ca

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