Head Lighting Technician

Website Mount Royal University

Job Description:

The Head Lighting Technician is an integral part of the technical team at MRU. They will provide technical support, setup and operation of technical systems with a focus on lighting for the Bella Concert Hall, Wright and Leacock Theatre, Ross Glen Hall, Transalta Pavilion and other MRU Spaces.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Abide by all University rules and regulations
  • Ensure all communications are efficient and contributing to the effectiveness of the team
  • Set up and operate video equipment as required
  • Provide clients a high level of service
  • Report any injuries or damage to the Manager, Theatre and Performance Services
  • Complete and submit show reports
  • Operating the lighting system for shows and rehearsals
  • Operate rigging and variable acoustic systems as needed
  • Supervising casual technicians in cooperation with other house technicians
  • Ensure the safety and security of the lighting equipment
  • Maintaining a comprehensive inventory of the lighting department equipment and tools
  • Operate and work in lifts and at height
  • Ensure all work is being carried out in a safe manner in accordance with MRU safety policies
  • Assist stage and audio technicians as required
  • Ensure all lighting equipment is set up properly, fully functional and appropriately aligning with the show concept
  • Coordinating and overseeing all lighting department activities
  • Inspecting and maintaining the lighting system and lighting equipment
  • Preparing for and assisting guest operators
  • Assist with the setup and strike of all show equipment

Job Requirements:

  • Must have or be willing to acquire Standard First Aid with CPR certification, Fall Protection Training and WHMIS certification
  • Experience in dance, live music and other performing arts and asset
  • Extensive knowledge of ETC EOS Software and console operation
  • Knowledge of stage carpentry, audio and rigging an asset
  • Good organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • A minimum of 4 years as a stage technician and a minimum of 2 years in a Head Lighting Technician role
  • Good general understanding of all technical aspects of theatre and live shows
  • Experience setting up and running video projection equipment
  • Ability to design lighting looks (busk) on the fly
  • Software experience (Qlab, Vectorworks, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Adobe Suite)
  • Strong knowledge of lighting networking

Job Details:

Company:  Mount Royal University

Job Category: Education

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Application Deadline: N/A

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