Call for Submissions from Winnipeg-based Theatre professionals for Rainbow Stage’s 2016 Season

Rainbow Stage (RBS) is inviting applications from IATSE
Theatre Professionals for the following Seasonal position:

House Stage Hand/Flymen

Dates: May 27th, 2016 – September 20th, 2016

Rainbow Stage is seeking a self-motivated IATSE technician to become an integral part of set up and running crew. The successful candidate will be a direct report to the Stage Carpenter and will be responsible for providing efficient and reliable preparation, operation and maintenance of machinery, rigging and flying.
*The individual should have a minimum of 3 years professional experience in the area of Technical Theatre*
*Preference will be given to IATSE members of Winnipeg Local 63*

Submissions must be emailed by March 31st, 2016 to production@rainbowstage.ca

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and care for all rigging hardware and soft goods associated with each production.
  • Prepare all rigging paperwork and materials for all RBS productions.
  • Coordinate rigging and stage needs for all Rainbow productions.
  • Assist the scenic carpenters in planning the construction of scenic elements to accept rigging.
  • Assist in coordinating and supervising the set up, strike and operations of all scenic elements, rigging and soft goods.
  • Load, unload, maintain and repair flying equipment, scenery and suspended scenery.
  • Provide a safe and clean work environment onstage for technicians and performers alike.
  • Operate a fly system from its locking rail during a theatrical production.
  • Create and maintain complete and accurate show records including: line plots, detail drawings, shop orders, cue sheets, timing sheets etc.
  • Assist the Head Carpenter supervise casual crews hired to assist in the completion of assigned duties and tasks.
  • The House Stage Hand, under the direction of the Head Carpenter; deputized as directed.
  • Ensure all pertinent company and union policies and agreements are understood and implemented.
  • Must adhere to and enforce all safety regulations including attire and footwear as stipulated for general IA calls and RBS policy.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must be a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) labour union.
  • Previous experience in rigging is required along with knowledge of current rigging technology.
  • Must be comfortable working at heights above the stage grid to add and remove counterweights from the fly system arbors.
  • An ability to work well in a team atmosphere and posses strong cooperative leadership skills.
  • Be comfortable working in an open air environment.
  • Possess strong desire to hone existing skills and a willingness and ability to learn new ones.
  • A diploma or certificate of graduation from a recognized theatrical training institute or equivalent in work experience.
  • Be highly resourceful and possess efficient problem solving and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate strong writing, mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to read technical drawings.
  • Possession of a valid Pryo technician license, FAC, First-aid, CPR, ETCP rigging certificate an asset.
  • Posses personal tools and instruments specific to stage technical needs (suggested but not mandatory).
Submit applications by email ONLY to: production@rainbowstage.ca
Subject: House Stage Hand/Flymen

Submissions must be emailed by March 31st, 2016

*All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted*

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