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General Stage Technician, Theatre Services, Faculty of Arts

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Job ID: 12668

Updated: July 20, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

Theatre Services in the Faculty of Arts is currently seeking a Recurring Part-time General Stage Technician.

The UTS technical staff provide support to the divisions of the School of Creative and Performing Arts and many other campus and community groups who use our performance facilities. With over 200 clients served a year, the job requires attention to multiple overlapping deadlines, focusing on a September through June peak period of operation. Communication, teamwork and flexibility are essential to providing clients with professional, courteous, and effective technical support in a timely manner. The work is often physically demanding and can involve exposure to potentially dangerous situations, including overhead stage rigging and work from ladders or powered personnel-lifts. This position reports to the Manager of Theatre Services. This position is part of the AUPE Collective Bargaining Unit. Shift work, often consisting of evenings and weekends, and overtime are a consistent element.

The General Stage Technician has to be able to operate the lighting and sound equipment as well as have a general knowledge of all other equipment used in our performance and conference facilities. The General Stage Technician has to be fit due to the amount of physical work required of this position and safety is priority. The ability to be flexible and to respond to change while interacting with clients in a respectful and professional manner is at the heart of the position. The General Stage Technician will be required to work irregular hours consisting of mostly evenings and weekends. This positions reports to the Manager of Theatre Services.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Act as the stage manager, lighting operator, and sound operator on any given show.
  • Provide a safe and clean environment for staff, students and clients to work in.
  • Work with staff members to help clients produce their show.
  • Set-up, strike and attend conference events in the Rozsa Centre.
  • Perform minor maintenance to equipment.
  • Enter accurate data regarding any show (show report, time sheet, and materials charged).
  • Work with the Manager of Theatre Services on any given task.
  • Attend any staff or client meetings required.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Must have a well-rounded knowledge of lighting, sound, staging, and conference equipment.
  • Must be physically fit enough to climb ladders and lift heavy objects as well as work under stressful conditions and meet constant deadlines.
  • Able to communicate with staff and clients in a professional manner. 
  • A background in the theatrical community is an asset.
  • Deal with musicians, actors, dancers and other clients on a regular basis.
  • Communication with the supervisor, co-workers and the clients is essential.
  • An understanding of safety practices and first aid is strongly encouraged.
  • Must have a basic computer skill level and be able to work in word processing and spreadsheet programs.

Application Deadline:  May 4, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted. 

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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