Banff Centre Head of Projection Technology

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
$35.98 an hour - Full-time
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
$35.98 an hour

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$35.98 an hour
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Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed

Banff, AB

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Employee assistance program
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Full job description
Head of Projection Technology
This is a term position from July 3, 2024 - March 31, 2025

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 Head of Projection Technology is responsible for ensuring the delivery of all projection production needs for all events, programs and conferences administrated by Performing Arts.

Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Production Manager, Performing Arts, below are some key accountabilities:

Responsible for administration of the projection technology department including supervision of assigned crews, with attention to safety procedures and within the supplied frameworks of budget, equipment, space and time.
When assigned to programs, conferences and events ensures the timely execution of all projection activity involved in the load in, set-up, operation and strike. Will be required to take on projection responsibilities in a variety Banff Centre studios, venues, departments and divisions
Will adhere to deadlines and apply professional theatre techniques and methods to provide the quality, efficiency and support level that can be expected from a world class arts institution
Be knowledgeable of related industry trends, including the application of up to date techniques and use of special materials, current health and safety standards as well as complying with the Banff Centre health and safety policy, job procedures, safe work practices and proper use of equipment.
Responsible for identifying areas within the projection department where training or knowledge could be improved and propose training solutions to management
Help foster a strong, participatory and interactive working relation among the projection department, within Program Operations and within Banff Centre, to allow the free exchange of knowledge and the development of a strong team of technicians.
Maintain projection equipment and facilities to ensure it is in top running order.
Actively participate in the program, conference and event planning process.
Actively participate in departmental planning process.
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
A minimum of 7 years as a practicing projections technician and/or designer, with at least 3 years in a Head of Department position.
A post-secondary degree relating to technical theatre or equivalent experience
Experience mentoring add/or teaching is required
Must be proficient in the use of computers and multi-media and able to operate specialized equipment.
Must have a working knowledge of projection technology theories and practices.
Must be comfortable working in both Windows and MacOS environments.
Must possess knowledge of related industry trends including the application of up to date techniques, and use of special materials and current health and safety standards.
Able to apply professional theatre techniques and methods to provide the quality, efficiency and support level required by Performing Arts.
Experience with video playback software including WATCHOUT, Isadora and Q-Lab is required. Experience with additional, similar platforms would be considered an
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, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500 hour probationary period.
This position pays $35.98 per hour working up to 40 hours per week on a regular schedule.
This is a term position from July 3, 2024 - March 31, 2024.
Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
Transitional staff housing options (Based on availability)
Employee Assistance Program
Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts (at Maclab Bistro and Vistas)
Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new members! (includes pool, climbing wall and gym.)
Professional development
Free or reduced admission to select Banff Centre performance and events.
Application Process
We are accepting applications for the Head of Projection Technology 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: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

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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