Job Posting: Repercussion Theatre 2018 Shakespeare-in-Park Production Team opportunities

Deadline to apply: April 13th, 2018


Repercussion Theatre is currently seeking applicants for the following positions for its 2018 Shakespeare-in-the-Park production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’:

Assistant Technical Director, Head of Lights, Head of Sound, and Site Technician (Job descriptions below)

Deadline to apply: April 13th, 2018
(only those selected for an interview will be contacted)

Note: Repercussion Theatre is primarily an English language theatre company that tours the island of Montreal and the surrounding areas; knowledge of French is an asset, and francophone students with a good knowledge of English are encouraged to apply!

For all positions, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to:
production@repercussiontheatre.com


Position: Assistant Technical Director, Shakespeare-In-The-Park

Salary: Approximately $4,800 (for 9 weeks)
Employment Period: Approximately June 4th to August 11th . Exact dates TBC.

IMPORTANT: You must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and must be currently a full-time student returning to school full-time in 2017-2018. This position is offered through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

The Assistant Technical Director will work under the supervision of the Production Manager and the Technical Director. The ATD will accompany the show on tour and be responsible for the safe and efficient set-up and strike of the show, as well as ensuring that all technical aspects of the production run smoothly.

The Assistant Technical Director’s duties include but are not limited to:

  • Liaising with the Technical Director to learn best practices for set-up and maintenance of all technical aspects of the production;
  • Coordinating (with the Production Manager) and participating (with crew members) in the set-up of the stage, set, lights, sound equipment and SM booth for each show;
  • Coordinating (with the Production Manager) and participating (with crew members and actors) in the strike of all equipment each night;
  • Monitoring technical equipment for wear-and-tear and proposing solutions;
  • Providing leadership for fellow crew and technicians;
  • Helping to coordinate the returning of technical equipment at the end of the tour;

The successful candidate will have:

  • Direct technical theatre training (or the demonstrable equivalent in professional experience),
  • a variety of technical theatre experiences and abilities (knowledge of carpentry/welding, theatre lighting, sound equipment, electrical equipment, etc),
  • a valid driver’s license,
  • an adventurous spirit,
  • a positive approach to problem-solving,
  • a strong enjoyment of lifting heavy things,
  • and a passion for theatrical collaboration in an outdoor setting.

Position: Head of Sound, Shakespeare-In-The-Park

Salary: Salary: Approximately $4,800 (for 9 weeks)
Employment Period: Approximately June 4th to August 11th . Exact dates TBC.

IMPORTANT: You must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and must be currently a full-time student returning to school full-time in 2017-2018. This position is offered through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Technical Director and Production Manager:

  • During rehearsals: assist in the inventory maintenance and technical tour planning. Research suitable sound equipment required for the production including: speakers, soundboard, outboard gear, microphones cables, etc.
  • During the tour: unload equipment from the trucks, install and maintain the sound equipment for each show according to the requirements of each park venue. Assist all other departments as required.
  • Act as Sound Board Operator, executing cues and monitoring microphones and levels during rehearsal and performances.
  • Assist in the strike of all technical equipment into the trucks and vehicles after each performance.
  • Assist in returns at the end of the run (cleaning and dismantling of equipment to storage).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working in sound and knowledge of QLab
  • Experience setting up, repairing and operating wireless microphones.
  • A positive attitude, and ability to multitask, adapt, take initiative, and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • A positive approach to problem-solving
  • The ability to work long hours in the outdoors (sun, rain, heat etc).
  • A willingness to work at heights and lift loads of over 60 pounds
  • A valid driver’s license (experience driving a 16’+ truck is an asset.)
  • A professional attitude and strong desire to do great work

Position: Head of Lights, Shakespeare-In-The-Park

Salary: Salary: Approximately $4,800 (for 9 weeks)
Employment Period: Approximately June 4th to August 11th . Exact dates TBC.

IMPORTANT: You must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and must be currently a full-time student returning to school full-time in 2017-2018. This position is offered through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Technical Director and Production Manager:

  • During rehearsals: assist in the inventory maintenance and technical tour planning. Research suitable LX equipment required for the production including: lighting board and instruments, stands, cables and generators.
  • During the tour: unload equipment from the trucks, consult with city electricians to ensure proper electrical hook-ups (as needed), install and maintain the lighting equipment for each show according to the requirements of each park venue.
  • Act as Lighting Board Operator for the show
  • Assist other departments as required.
  • Assist in the strike of the technical equipment into the trucks and vehicles after each performance.
  • Assist in returns at the end of the run (cleaning and dismantling of equipment to storage).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of lighting control systems and equipment, and experience setting up and running lights
  • A thorough working knowledge of electricity and common electrical practices
  • A positive attitude and ability to multitask, adapt, take initiative, and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to work long hours in the outdoors (sun, rain, heat etc.)
  • A willingness to work at heights and lift loads of over 60 pounds
  • A valid driver’s license (experience driving a 16’+ Truck would be an asset)
  • A professional attitude and strong desire to do great work

Position: Site Technician, Shakespeare-In-The-Park

Salary: Approximately $4,300 (for 8 weeks)
Employment Period: Approximately June 4th to August 11th . Exact dates TBC.

IMPORTANT: You must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and must be currently a full-time student returning to school full-time in 2017-2018. This position is offered through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Technical Director and Production Manager:

  • During rehearsals: assist in the construction of the set/props; participate in inventory maintenance as determined by the TD; practice the overall set-up and tear-down of the stage/set and technical equipment, in order to prepare for the tour. Assist all departments as required.
  • During the performance run: install and maintain the stage and technical equipment for the shows according to the requirements of each park venue.
  • Participate as running crew during the show as required.
  • Assist in the strike of the technical equipment into the trucks and vehicles after each performance.
  • Assist in returns at the end of the run (cleaning and dismantling of equipment to storage).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working in various aspects of technical theatre.
  • A positive attitude and ability to multitask, take initiative, and work independently.
  • Good communication skills, and willingness to be part of a team
  • The ability to work long hours in the outdoors (sun, rain, heat etc).
  • The capacity to adapt to an ever-changing environment and a desire to learn
  • A willingness to lift heavy things
  • Basic knowledge of theatrical procedures, tools and products
  • The ability to read and follow scenic plans.
  • A valid driver’s license (experience driving a 16’+ Truck would be an asset)
  • Soldering and carpentry skills will be considered an asset.


Read the official job posting at: https://www.repercussiontheatre.com/2018/03/22/2018-production-team-opportunities/

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