Banff Centre Theatre Practitioner Assistant Head Stage Carpenter

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
$60,278–$69,909 a year - Full-time, Internship

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$60,278–$69,909 a year
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Weekends as needed

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Theatre Practitioner - Assistant Head Stage Carpenter
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as “Minhrpa” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “the waterfalls”) and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.

The Opportunity
The Theatre Practitioner, Assistant Head Stage Carpenter provides the operational support required for the delivery of Performing Arts Programs and activities. The Assistant Head Stage Carpenter supports the aims and objectives of Performing Arts by taking responsibility for the safe, efficient, and precise departmental production requirements of all assigned events and activities which fall under the jurisdiction of Performing Arts department. The Assistant Head Stage Carpenter will assist their direct supervisor in supporting specific production training programs regarding the above.

Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Technical Director, below are some key accountabilities:

Provide efficient and reliable preparation, operation, and maintenance of all stage machinery, rigging and scenery.
Operate and maintain a counterweight fly system.
Assist in the administration of the department, including supervision of assigned crews, with attention to safety procedures and within the supplied frameworks of budget, staffing, equipment, space and time.
Contributes to the assessment of the costs of building and mounting scenic and staging elements.
Co-ordinates all aspects of scenic/staging construction and installation from prep to restore, and participates actively in the building process, where required.
Assist department staff or new employees by showing them work routines and procedures.
Work towards broad production objectives and Banff Centre policies in a fairly complex and frequently changing set of circumstances covering several areas of one division.
Accountable for providing support, services, and tasks, or performing analytical, technical, administrative work, involving different and unrelated processes, materials, and methods; making decisions within delegated limits and making recommendations which lead to actions taken by others.
Direct the work activities of up to 6 department staff depending on the jobs or tasks.
On occasion the incumbent may be required to provide supervision to casual labour staff.
Draws or drafts working drawings, as required.
Calls shows when required
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
Minimum of 8 years experience working as a Stage Carpenter within a Theatre or Performing Arts production environment.
Completion of a formal theatre education.
Professional experience working in a professional theatre fly house, including operation of a manual counterweight rigging system, for music, theatre, drama, opera or dance performances.
Experience working in a variety of other venues such as concert halls, black box theatres and outdoor spaces is an asset.
Proficient in the use of computers, multimedia and be able to operate specialized equipment.
Working knowledge of the theories and practices that support this discipline.
Knowledge of related industry trends including the application of up-to-date techniques, use of special materials and current health and safety standards.
Special Requirements
Due to the nature of the job, this position requires the candidate to be available to work a flexible, irregular schedule and weekends.
Employment Terms and Benefits
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6 month probation period.
The annual salary for this position is between $60,278.40 and $69,908.80, depending on experience, working 40 hours per week.
The successful candidate will have access to a range of benefits through Alberta Blue Cross as well as our defined benefit pension plan.
Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
Staff housing options (based on availability)
Professional Development
Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts
Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new staff!
Free or reduced admission to Banff Centre performance and events.
Application Process
We are accepting applications for the Theatre Practitioner, Assistant Head Stage Carpenter position until a suitable candidate has been found.
Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.
Visa Requirements: Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Commitment to Diversity

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Guided by our values, Banff Centre is rooted in Alberta with provincial, national and global impact. Our strength arises from inclusion; the diversity of people, ideas, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds in our work and team. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression to apply.

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