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 develops 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!

Position: Theatre Technician (part-time)
Location: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge and Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Start date: Immediately
Salary: $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 theatre technician and/or related education in the field.
  • Experience with programming and operation of lighting consoles (Element or similar).
  • Experience in live sound mixing.
  • Experience with digital sound processing and related equipment (Yamaha TF3 or similar) and analogue consoles (soundcraft GB8 or similar).
  • Experience with AV equipment (Panasonic PTDz870 or similar).
  • Working knowledge of Vectorworks and QLab is an asset.
  • Computer literacy in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of safe rigging practices.
  • Experience working with and running crews.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Organizational and scheduling skills.
  • Working knowledge of Vectorworks is an asset.
  • Fall protection certification (YMCA will provide training opportunities for recertification as/if needed).
  • Current 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:

  • Oversees and operates House equipment (lighting, sound, AV, clearcom, other) for productions and events occurring in the theatre (both in-house and rentals).
  • 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 in and strike, as required.
  • Supervises the event, ensuring the client and all workers, volunteers, patrons are operating safely and appropriately (per health and safety, fire regulations, and other protocols).
  • Undertakes the hanging, rigging, patching, testing, focusing, required for lighting, sound, AV, other event/production needs.
  • Provides design input for house hang, ensures/undertakes restoration of the house to house hang position as required.
  • Troubleshoots and solves minor problems that may arise during technical rehearsals, set up, and performances.
  • Ensures the space and its equipment are being treated safely and appropriately.
  • Effectively communicates in a variety of settings.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to ensure best delivery of customer/client experience, consistency in program offerings etc.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • 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.

Please visit our website to apply,

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