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    • February-28-14
    • Part Time
    • Entry Level
    • Any
    • Entertainment, Performing and Fine Arts
    • Government and Public Sector

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Theatre Technician


Brampton, ON, CANADA
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Dynamic. Diverse. Exciting. Brampton is Canada's second fastest growing city... home to over 524,000 people from more than 175 distinct ethnic backgrounds... a place where you're invited to imagine a future of growth, opportunity and job satisfaction.

Employees of the City of Brampton are drawn by many qualities: our commitment to excellence and innovation; our dedication to outstanding customer service; a culture that values training, professional development and career advancement; our open, accountable management style; and the sense of camaraderie and teamwork that brings us together.

So are we what's next? Discover what we have to offer, and imagine your future in Brampton.


TITLE:                     Theatre Technician

PAY RANGE:            $15.00 to $20.00 per hour (under review)

DEPARTMENT:        Public Services

DIVISION:              Recreation and Culture


Primary Function:


Under the direction of the Supervisor, ensure safety and quality customer service to all patrons and clients of the City of Brampton theatres. Maintain and operate technical equipment including lighting, sound, staging, carpentry, rigging, video and backline.


Reports To: Supervisor or Coordinator, Theatre – Technical Operations


Direction Exercised: Contractors and co-op students, when necessary


Position Duties:

  • Works with clients, professionals and community performing arts groups to ensure a smooth load-in of lighting, sound, rigging, carpentry, video and stage equipment and set-up of performance.
  • Operates theatre systems including, but not limited to, transportation, setup, installation and striking of lighting, sound, rigging, video, carpentry and staging equipment at City theatres, production scene shop and other event locations.
  • Performs preventative maintenance to theatre systems, tools and equipment including lighting, sound, rigging, carpentry, video, and staging while assisting in maintaining an inventory of these and all City theatre technical assets.
  • Assists with ensuring all Professional Series contract production requirements are setup including lighting, sound, rigging, carpentry, video, wardrobe and staging.
  • Possess radio and keys at all times during shift to ensure clear communication and accessibility.
  • Provide direction and job assignments to contractors and coop students.
  • Communicate information and updates with Artist Liaison and Front of House (FOH) when necessary.
  • Generate various show related reports and keep daily maintenance and equipment logs.
  • Provide performers, production staff, and the public with information on facility and operational procedures
  • Monitor performances and events to ensure City policies, procedures, and building security are maintained and contracts are adhered to.
  • Assists in the load-ins, setups, running, and load-outs of performances and events.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, painting and removing garbage from stage and surrounding work-related areas
  • Understand, apply and adhere to Corporate Policies and Procedures and Health and Safety Standards for all participants and staff
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Selection Criteria

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a performing arts theatre environment with related experience
  • Valid non-probationary Ontario Class G driver’s license an asset
  • College certificate or diploma in technical theatre an asset
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team with exceptional communication skills and an emphasis on customer service
  • Fundamental computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Current Standard First Aid / CPR C / AED from one of the following: Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance, Canadian Ski Patrol
  • Successful candidates will be required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check, at their own expense, prior to commencing employment

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online, by March 14, 2014. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

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