Theatre Technician

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Theatre Technician

Why should you join our team?

YMCA Calgary is actively building healthy communities — join us in creating a better Calgary.

YMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902, since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization that responds to the needs and health of the community.

Guided by four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary develop and delivers quality programs and services that promote the health of the community and provides opportunities for all Calgarians to belong, grow, thrive and lead. Our team of staff and volunteers are committed to creating a positive impact in the community through our health and wellness programs, child care and early education programs, community outreach programs (such as Indigenous, youth at risk, and cultural integration programs), leadership programs, camp experiences and much more.

YMCA Calgary serves the community at our six health and wellness locations, six child care centres, two outdoor camp locations, and 60 community outreach locations. Join us in building healthy communities!

Term: Theatre Technician (Part Time)
Location: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge and Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Start Date: ImmediatelySalary: $19.71/hr – $24.63/hour

You can make an impact in the community — locally and across the globe. You will work with a fun culture of people and enjoy many of the benefits and opportunities the YMCA offers:

  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership including a linked membership for dependent children
  • Program discounts
  • Ongoing leadership development and opportunities
  • Leadership award opportunities
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Paid recertification and training

What qualifications are we looking for?

At YMCA Calgary we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests,and future goals. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Experience working as a live performance event technician.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends at both locations.
  • Experience with programming and operation of lighting consoles (Element or similar).
  • Experience in hanging and focusing lighting equipment.
  • Experience with digital sound processing and related equipment (Yamaha TF3 or similar) and analogue consoles (Sound craft GB8 or similar).
  • Experience with AV equipment (Panasonic PTDz870 or similar).
  • Working knowledge of QLab.
  • Ability to rig and knowledge of safe rigging practice.
  • Experience working as a live performance technician.
  • Ability to run crews is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently is an asset.
  • As you will be working with rental clients, excellent interpersonal and communication skills is an asset.
  • Organizational skills are an asset.
  • Fall protection certification (YMCA will provide training opportunities for recertification as/if needed).
  • Current Intermediate (Standard) First Aid and CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months).
  • Evidence of a clear Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Three professional references required.

What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Reporting to the technical director, and as requested, you will oversee and operate house equipment (lighting, sound, AV, clear-com, other) for events occurring in the theatre.
  • Ensures and/or undertakes the safe and appropriate rigging of all equipment, including overhead (including but not limited to lighting, AV, sound gear, draperies, etc.).
  • Supervises and assists with load-ins and strikes, as required.
  • Supervises the event as required, ensuring the event is operating safely and appropriately (per health and safety, fire regulations, and other protocols).
  • Undertakes the hanging, rigging, patching, testing, and focusing.
  • Troubleshoots and solves problems that may arise during events to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • Ensures the space and its equipment are well-maintained and safe.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the best delivery of customer/client experience with positivity.

What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary Staff and Volunteers?

Our employees embody the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. In addition, they model and are committed to the following competencies:

  • Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
  • Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
  • Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
  • Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
  • Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA business model.
  • Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

Please note that evidence of a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search is a requirement.

YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit. YMCA Calgary is currently not engaged in international recruitment efforts as we are required to demonstrate that we have exhausted all means of recruitment both locally and nationally.

Potential candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview. This posting will close when a suitable candidate is found.

All applications are to be submitted online but for any position specific concerns or questions, please contact Cassandra Petrovic, Recruitment Manager,

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