University of British Columbia: Provides functional supervision and oversees the work of Stage and Lighting Specialists of a lower grade, and student assistants, as required.
Grip / Lighting / Electric
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Aug 09, 2022
$4,531.00 - $5,246.00 CAD Monthly
Posting End Date
August 27, 2022
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Reports to the Manager of Technical Theatre Production.
- Ensuring safety regulations are followed
- Supervising students and theatre assistants
- Instructing and supervising students in the use of, all shop equipment, all lighting instruments and lighting boards (FWT and Telus Theatres), all specialty theatrical equipment, projectors, video projectors and all sound equipment
- Production Scheduling and developing priorities for stage and lighting activities
- Performing the duties of Technical Director on various productions chosen by the Production Manager Interpreting drawings and plans for production activity, including but not limited to scenic and lighting work. Cost Estimating
- Arranging lighting and other technical equipment requirements
- Maintaining equipment
- Maintaining supplies inventories
- Moving, building and installing scenery in all of the Department s locations
- Performing other related tasks as required
Consequence of Error
This position is required to make decisions on a wide variety of topics that have educational, financial and safety impact. The impact of a poor decision would adversely affect the reputation of the program, department and the University.
Works under the supervision of the Manager of Technical Theatre Production.
Provides functional supervision and oversees the work of Stage and Lighting Specialists of a lower grade, and student assistants, as required.
- High School graduation and Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Proven computer drafting skills and digital PDF drawing management, Vectorworks or AutoCAD preferred, previous scenery construction drawing experience would be preferred.
- MIG and Oxy Acetylene Welding experience would be an asset.
- Valid class 5 driver's license would be an asset.
- Understanding of IT networks for technical theatre would be preferred. 5 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with students would be considered an asset.
- Experience supervising and leading student crews, preferably in an academic environment, would be preferred.
- Experience mentoring junior technicians would be an asset.
- Experience collaborating with junior designers & directors would be an asset.
- Experience with supervising 8 or more crew members on a call would be an asset.
- Experience supervising multiple technical theatre disciplines (i.e. electrics/audio/video/rigging/scenery construction) would be preferred.
- Experience constructing tv/film sets would be an asset.