Performing Arts at Banff Centre is looking for an organized Stage Management and Production Assistant to support their high-functioning team with the smooth and efficient presentation of Banff Centre programs, projects and events.
- Liaise with performers to determine their performance needs and provide staging.
- As directed by the Production Manager, prepare and distribute rehearsal schedules, including lighting, sound and staging requirements.
- Liaise with artistic personnel and with Audience Services staff to determine house set-up needs for each event.
- Prior to performance, ensure that performers are present and ready, that necessary equipment and staging requirements are ready, that house is prepared to open and that lighting and audio cues have been checked.
- During performances ensure the efficient running of program; and, call or execute any necessary lighting and audio cues. Be prepared to manage all aspects of concert operation as required (including emergency procedures, etc).
- After performances, clear stage of all chairs, cables, music scores etc. Prepare show and/or special events reports in accordance with established procedures.
- Set up and operate a basic public address system and recording system, as required.
- When appropriate, assist performers with their professional development, as regards professional performance practice.
- Assist Production Coordinators with ensuring studios and huts are in working order, including all chairs, stands, humidifiers and studio furniture.
- At the beginning and end of each major program, project or conference, restore the studios and huts to their “neutral” set-up, and ensure that the inventory of chairs, stands, and studio furniture is in working order.
- Completion of secondary school with a keen interest in performing arts. A background in music is preferred.
- Intermediate-level knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Operational knowledge of theatre lighting, sound, and audio-visual equipment.
- Knowledge of Smartsheet and Farmer’s Wife is an asset.
- Excellent communication and team work skills in order to interact with technical staff (audio, production, technicians), artistic staff, faculty and participants.
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
- Flexibility, and the ability to multi-task and to make prompt decisions.
- Tact in dealing with directors, faculty and participant performers working under pressure.
- The ability to remain calm under stress and meet strict deadlines.
- The varied requirements of this position require working irregular hours and some weekends.
- This position may be required to climb ladders to hang lights or rig other gear and will require regular lifting and movement of heavy gear.
- This position requires a valid Alberta Class 4 driver’s license.
- 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 made.
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, termed hourly support staff position, subject to a 500-hour probation period.
This position pays up to $18.26 per hour, depending on experience, working up to 40 hours per week on a rotating schedule.
We are accepting applications for the Stage Management and Production Assistant until a suitable candidate has been found.
Please include a cover letter demonstrating how your experience translates to this position and why you are interested in becoming part of our team.
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the Centre to apply. We welcome applications from all qualified persons however; Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.