Production Technician
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
Performing Arts at Banff Centre is looking for experienced Production Technicians to join their high-functioning team as additional support during the Banff Summer Arts Festival. Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Technician will assist in the completion of tasks assigned to the Performing Arts production department including assisting with administrative duties and directing the work of lower level Production Technicians and Practicum Production Technicians.

Specific Accountabilities

Driving a 5-tonne truck to transport equipment to and from on-campus and off-campus storage facilities.
Assisting with loading and unloading the equipment onto trucks for transport to and from storage.
Maintaining records of all equipment pick-ups and drop-offs and working with the Production Administrative Assistant to track and receive shipments.
Assisting with the assembly and dis-assembly of all performing arts production elements including stage carpentry, lighting, audio visual and sound, props, and special effects
Trouble-shooting production elements and assisting in the maintenance and repair of production and venue elements and equipment.
Providing guidance and direction to lower level Production Technicians and Production Technician Practicums in the safe and thorough completion of assigned tasks.
Assisting with the administration of the technical production area including safety of assigned crews within the supplied frameworks of budget, staffing, equipment, space, and time
Executing rehearsals and performances as required.
Staying current on related industry trends including the application of up-to-date techniques and use of special materials
Ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and best practices.

Qualification and Educational Requirements

A Level 1 Production Technician must have completed at least 2000 hours' experience as a working Technician within a professional music, theatre, opera, or dance venue.

A Level 2 Production Technician must have completed a minimum of 3 years' experience as a working Technician within a professional music, theatre, opera, or dance venue.

Holds a valid driver's license to drive in Alberta and experience driving a 5-tonne truck.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Special Requirements

The responsibilities of this position require the Production Technician to be available to work a flexible, rotating schedule.

Production Technicians are frequently required to perform in a physical working environment with excessive noise, air quality, adverse temperatures, frequent and/or strenuous lifting, confined working spaces, work requiring uncomfortable bodily posture, extended periods of high monotony or high concentration, and working at heights

Production Technicians will be frequently subjected to deadlines that will have significant consequences for the department if not met.

Production Technicians will be frequently subjected to work safety situations including handling and/or control of, potentially toxic substances, abusive visitors and guests, rotating & mechanical equipment requiring specific and established work practices (pneumatic tools, portable power tools, stationary power tools, hydraulic and electrical lifts, etc.)

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, these are unionized, termed, hourly support staff positions, subject to a 500-hour probation period.

Production Technicians will work up to 40 hours per week on a rotating schedule.

Rates of pay:
Level 1: Between $16.98 and $18.26 per hour, depending on qualifications

Level 2: Between $18.35 and $20.38 per hour, depending on qualifications

Banff Centre offers on-the-job training, a supportive work environment, a staff cafeteria, subsidized fitness club memberships, staff events, and free or reduced admission to many Banff Centre performances and events.

Subsidized local housing is available during the contract period.

Application Process

We are accepting applications until suitable candidates have been identified. Please include a cover letter demonstrating how your experience translates to this position and why you are interested in becoming part of our team.

Submit your resume and cover letter online via Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity careers website as per below:

For new applicants, click ‘Apply Now’ and complete the application for employment. Please upload your cover letter and resume in either .doc or .pdf format.

For previous applicants, log into your profile using your email address and password, then upload your cover letter and resume in either .doc or .pdf format.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its work community. If you are a foreign national please visit our International Applicants page for more information.

Thank you for your interest in working at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

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