Theatre Technician
City of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Theatre Technician within our Economic Development & Culture Division.

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES: If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a "Current Part-time employee" in the "Custom Information" section of your on-line application form, and provide your "Employee Number" in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

Major Responsibilities:
Performs or monitors the operation of sound, lighting and audio-visual equipment during rehearsals, performances, conferences and special events.
Oversees the technical aspects of live performances occurring at City of Toronto cultural facilities, i.e., the Assembly Hall
Performs or monitors all tasks related to technical load-in, set-up, production and wrap-out, i.e. liaising with the performance client, stage management and members of the public.
Works collaboratively with other technical staff onsite, including both professional and amateur staff, provided by various rental groups.
Provides ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting, related to sound and lighting equipment.
Works with staff in the provision of building security, front of house services, fire safety and evacuation, event assistance, and client service for events occurring at City of Toronto cultural facilities, i.e. the Assembly Hall
Provides direction to theatre patrons and staff in emergency situations within the theatre.
Set up and/or take down of furniture and equipment for various events, including maintaining rooms or site's cleanliness during functions
Opens, closes and monitors facilities during hours of operation.
Attends scheduled staff meetings, training sessions and fire drills to help ensure a safe workplace.

Key Qualifications:
Post-secondary education in technical theatre or the equivalent combination of experience and education
Experience running computerized sound and lighting boards in a performance setting
Experience performing basic maintenance and troubleshooting on lighting and sound equipment
Experience in lighting equipment hanging, focussing, level-setting, and other technical aspects of performance pre-production
Experience setting up and operating a variety of AV equipment

You must also have:
Ability to work with minimal supervision and respond proactively to client requests
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with other staff, facility clients, volunteers and the public
Ability to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks, including table and chair set ups
Personnel Lift training or a willingness to complete this training
Fall Arrest/Working at Heights training or a willingness to complete this training
Standard First Aid and CPR training or a willingness to complete this training
Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the provisions that apply to this work
Stage carpentry and/or rigging experience is an asset
Ability to work during days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays, as required
Preference may be given to applicants who can verify that they have current certifications in Fall Arrest/Working at Heights, Personnel Lift and First Aid training

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at quoting job ID #2328094 and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.