Wardrobe Shops Facilitator

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Wardrobe Shops Facilitator

This is a term position until March 31, 2022.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus—artists, leaders, and thinkers—to unleash their creative potential.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity acknowledges, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, in the beautiful and special territory of Treaty 7. We recognize the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, Tsuut’ina Nations, and Métis from Region 3, who help us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.

The Opportunity

Through the application of professional expertise in wardrobe, the facilitator supports the aims and objectives of performing arts by taking responsibility for providing support for artists in all events, programs and conferences administrated by performing arts. The facilitator performs related maintenance, instructional, mentoring and administrative tasks in the wardrobe, wigs and makeup, and boots and shoes facilities, as well as participates in the planning for facilities, operations and practicum programs.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting to the technical director, performing arts, below are some key accountabilities:

Shop Re-Opening:

  • Review equipment inventory for the wardrobe shop, identify and locate any missing equipment.
  • Review equipment function, service any equipment or coordinate repairs of any damaged equipment.
  • Ensure all necessary equipment is serviced, safe, and operable.
  • Organize all equipment and materials so the production facility is safe and usable for participants.
  • Prepare orientation documents for incoming participants and faculty.
  • Review consumable materials inventory in the wardrobe shop, dispose of outdated, expired materials and identify any necessary purchases to manager.
  • Ensure all safety information is up to date and available for participants.
  • Ensure necessary PPE is updated and available for participants.

Ongoing, Day to Day:

  • Support independent and collaborative research and/or production activities of artists in residencies including the production of new works; the delivery of training; and production of revenue generating projects.
  • Responsible for the day to day maintenance, safety and supervision of wardrobe assets and related equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Act as a liaison between the resident artists and other staff and artists at the Centre, especially as it pertains to use of other facilities, equipment and services that are required for artist and participant work, and guide the artists and participants through the appropriate channels for their various requests.
  • Show initiative in trouble-shooting and communicating job-related and program-related problems to the production manager.
  • Work with the production and technical manager to schedule facilities maintenance in accordance with program objectives, and department operational needs.
  • Maintain reasonable contact with artists, faculty and staff, stay informed through attendance of performances, and rehearsals, as time permits.
  • Undertake other related duties from time to time.

Qualification & Educational Requirements

  • Minimum five years in a wardrobe technician role with experience in dance, opera, or theatre.
  • Strong administrative and computer skills.
  • Experience ordering and receiving in financial systems.
  • Experience creating/implementing inventory management systems.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS, and Health and Safety codes in Alberta.
  • Experience maintaining industrial equipment that would be found in professional wardrobe, boots and shoes, and wigs and makeup shops.
  • Experience mentoring/teaching required.

Special Requirements

From time-to-time, the wardrobe shops facilitator may be required to work irregular hours and weekends.

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500 hour probationary period.

This position pays between $22.26 to $24.75 per hour, depending on experience, working up to 40 hours per week on a rotating schedule.

Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:

  • Staff housing options (based on availability).
  • Professional development.
  • Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts.
  • Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate—first month free for new staff.
  • Free or reduced admission to Banff Centre performance and events.

Application Process

We are accepting applications for the wardrobe shops facilitator until January 31, 2022, 11:59pm MT.

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.

All Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodation will be made for those who are legitimately exempted from vaccination requirements. Employment candidates must demonstrate during the recruitment process that they are Fully Vaccinated in accordance with the Centre’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive as a pre-condition of employment.

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