Venue Technician

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Venue Technician

One Yellow Rabbit is seeking a technician for the period of January 3 to February 11, 2022, as part of the team for the 2022 annual High Performance Rodeo.

The technician will facilitate the technical aspects and operate all shows presented in the Big Secret Theatre (the venue) during the Rodeo, which runs from January 18 to February 6, 2022.

This will include, but not be limited to:

  • Hanging and focusing of lighting equipment
  • Programming lighting cues in the ETC Ion lighting console
  • Installing and maintaining sound equipment, including speakers, monitors and microphones, as needed
  • Operating the ETC lighting console and 14 Channel Mackie sound board for all technical rehearsals and performances in the Big Secret Theatre
  • Working with the stage manager(s) to ensure smooth operation of all technical aspects of all shows within the venue
  • Liaising with the front of house manager and stage manager(s) as necessary to over-see all safety aspects for audience, performers and technicians within the venue
  • Conducting change-over calls between performances and productions
  • Leading crew calls for set-up and strike of all productions in the venue
  • Liaising with security and operations of Arts Commons, the building that houses the venue as necessary
  • Supervising additional technical crew within the venue

We are looking for someone who has experience operating a wide range of lighting and sound equipment for live performance and who has some experience working in a festival setting, or experience with rapid turn-over of productions within a single venue. We are also looking for someone who is calm, adaptable has good communication skills and is a strong team player.

The technician will be supervised by the High Performance Rodeo technical director.

The Big Secret Theatre is a 165 seat flexible black box space with 30’ x 30’ stage area and a 21’ high lighting grid (accessed by mechanical lift). The lighting is operated through an ETC Eos Ion Lighting Console, with 72 2.4kW ETC dimmers. Sound is operated through a Mackie Onyx 1620 Mixer.

Hours of work will vary, and will include evenings and weekends. The hours of work will be based on a 44 hr work week, with overtime for everything over 44 hours per week or 8 hours per day, but these overtime hours will be given as time off in lieu whenever possible.

The rate of pay for this contract will be between $18 and $22 per hour, commensurate with the applicant’s experience.

As per One Yellow Rabbit’s Health and Safety Policies, all employees of One Yellow Rabbit must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must be able to provide proof of vaccination to the managing director of the company.

Persons who are interested in applying for this position should submit a resume and cover letter by email to Johanne Deleeuw, Company Manager, One Yellow Rabbit at and call 403.650.6752 for questions.

The application process will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.

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