Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Theatre Practitioner

 Level 3 - Sound/Omni tech
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
$31.51 an hour - Full-time
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
$31.51 an hour

Job details

$31.51 an hour
Job type
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed
Rotating shift

Banff, AB

Pulled from the full job description
Employee assistance program
Housing allowance

Full job description
Theatre Practitioner - Level 3 (Sound/omni tech) 2
This is a term position from July 8 to September 6, 2024.

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 Level 3 - Sound/omni tech provides the operational support required for the delivery of Performing Arts Programs and events. This role supports the aims and objectives of Performing Arts by taking responsibility for the safe, efficient and precise departmental production requirements of all assigned events, programs and activities on campus.

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

Responsible to support the integration of department-wide activities; and may be called to support coordination of a highly specialized activity
Execute all job tasks with attention to safety procedures
Provide technical production support for music concerts and a wide variety of other productions including dance, opera, and theatre
Technically support live music concert performances including string quartets, orchestras, chamber music, new music, rock, pop and others
Liaise with other staff to ensure effective support is anticipated and provided to ensure a successful experience for artistic clients, participants and faculty
Ability to assist with live audio set ups for concerts including setting up and patching microphones and basic troubleshooting
Ability to assist with wireless microphone system set ups and mic’ing up performers
Help ensure shows run smoothly, working in partnership with a variety of technical crews
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a working practitioner in their discipline within a Theatre or Performing Arts production environment
Completion of a degree, diploma, or related certificate in Technical Theatre
Must be proficient in the use of computers and multi-media and able to operate specialized equipment
Must have a working knowledge of the theories and practices that support this discipline
Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to stay calm under pressure
Able to work with tight, changing timelines in a fast paced environment
Knowledgeable 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 of professional theatre techniques and methods to provide the quality, efficiency and support level required by Performing Arts
Knowledge of Acoustic Theory, Electronics Theory, and Electro-Mechanical Theory
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 $31.51 per hour, working up to 40 hours per week on a rotating schedule.
This is a term position from July 8 - September 6, 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 Theatre Practitioner - Level 3 (Sound/Omni) 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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