Production Positions

Assistant Lighting Designer

Job Description:

  1. Assist the Lighting Designer and Head Electrician during the creation of the lighting design.
  2. Prepare and update ground plans, cue sheets, follow spot cue sheets, moving light tracking sheets, lighting plots and other forms for the documentation of the lighting design.
  3. Aid in the supervision of the actual hanging and focusing of the lighting equipment.
  4. Prepare and up-date the instrument schedule, channel hookup and other related paperwork.
  5. Maintain tracking information and cue sheets during lighting sessions.
  6. Take notes during lighting sessions and technical rehearsals.
  7. Communicate with other departments as required by the production.

Required Skills and Experience:

Knowledge of Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers, AutoCAD/Vectorworks and Lightwright are required. Some lighting design experience is required. Any experience at Rainbow Stage would be an asset.
Successful candidates will be self-motivated, independent workers who are able to multi task. Working with others as a team is crucial.

Application deadline of April 23, 2019.

Submit applications by email to:
Subject: Assistant Lighting  Designer.

Submissions must be emailed by April 23rd, 2019

or dropped off in person to:
202-1215 Henderson Hwy Winnipeg, Mb

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

Issued: April 12, 2019

Assistant Electrician

Rainbow Stage (1993) Inc. is inviting applications for the position of ASSISTANT ELECTRICIAN. This is a seasonal, full time position commencing May13/19, and ending September 11 2019. Rainbow Stage is Manitoba’s premier musical theatre company, Canada’s leading not-for-profit musical theatre company, and Canada’s largest and longest-running outdoor theatre. We provide world-class professional musical theatre and are dedicated to entertaining and engaging the diverse and culturally rich Manitoba community we serve.

Reports to: Head Electrician, Technical Director

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Be a member of the running crew for each on stage rehearsal and performance, acting as Lead Follow Spot operator.
  • Assisting the Head Electrician with the proper installation of lighting, DMX, and special effect related equipment and systems, inclusive of both production lighting, and venue set up
  • Share responsibility for the installation and wiring of any scenic, prop or costume aspects that involve lighting technologies
  • Assist when necessary with the execution and supervision of crew during the lighting hang and focus
  • Complete equipment maintenance regularly, and advise Management of replacements/ repairs
  • Work with the Head Electrician to identify and trouble shoot technical issues in a timely fashion
  • Endeavor to create and support a calm, safe and positive working environment
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Electrician, Head Carpenter or Management

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in theatrical settings
  • A degree, diploma or certificate relative to theatrical lighting from an accredited university, college or equivalent experience
  • Have a strong working knowledge of electrical theory and power distribution.
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  •  Excellent attention to detail
  • Clear and efficient communication skills
  • Be highly resourceful and possess efficient problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in an open-air environment
  • Valid pyro techniques license, drivers license, First-Aid and CPR is an asset


This position will fall under and adhere to all clauses in the IATSE Local 63 agreement. Out of town applicants are welcome, but must be willing to become a member of the Local. 

Application deadline of April 12/19.

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to Tim Hrabchak
We thank everyone who applies, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Issued: March 28, 2018

Props Builder Notice


Rainbow Stage is inviting applications from Theatre Professionals for the following position:

Props Builder

Anticipated Dates:
May 27, 2019 – August 15, 2019

*The individual should have a minimum one years professional experience in the area of props* *This is not an IASTE position. As such, we are accepting resumes from applicants who are both union and non-union*

SUBMISSIONS to BE EMAILED or dropped off to
202-1215 Henderson Hwy
ATTN. Joe Benarroch
BY April 23rd, 2019

The Props Builder position involves the following under the direction of the Props Master:

  • Construct all props (rehearsal and final) and set dressing according to the production design needs.
  • Adhere to the deadlines as outlined in the props build Schedule.
  • Address all prop notes provided to you from Props Master.
  • Execute prop modifications and alterations as needed.
  • Assistant Props Master
  • Oversee the completion of all prop elements by the scheduled Dress Rehearsal for production photos per production.
  • Report directly to the Props Master.


  • Possess a seasoned knowledge of the fundamentals and operations of professional theatre.
  • Prefer a team atmosphere to a more departmentalized system of operation.
  • General knowledge and experience in all areas of the Theatrical Properties.
  • Knowledge and experience in props building, painting, sewing, repairs and sourcing.
  • Experience in working safely with a variety of building material, tools and equipment.
  • Must have strong time management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid Drivers License.
  • Access to a vehicle is a requirement.

Submit applications by email to:
Subject: Props Builder Submission
Submissions must be emailed by April 23rd, 2019

or dropped off in person to:
202-1215 Henderson Hwy Winnipeg, Mb

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

Food Service Attendant
(part time, evenings, weekends and some afternoons)

Rainbow Stage in Kildonan Park – June 17-July 5 and August 13-30.

Job Description:
Concession Stand Workers are responsible for selling concessions to patrons at Rainbow Stage performances. Duties include welcoming guests at the concession stand, helping serve snacks or beverage, processing cash payments, operating popcorn or mini donut preparation equipment, and maintaining the stand keeping it clean and sanitized.

Duties include:
• Perform opening and closing duties as required (including counting out floats and end of day cash deposits, making pop corn and boxing pop corn, stocking areas that require stock, and making mini Doughnuts)
• manage concessions and theatre seller during preshow and intermission
• Check and stock supplies in counter area and display refrigerators and restock as needed
• Inventory supplies on hand at end of each day and report to management
• Clean all service areas and machines (including taking out garbage and recycling, checking and stocking bathrooms, sweeping common areas as needed)
• Manage cash during shows, including making correct change for each customer, making a float, and making a deposit at end of shift all while supplying excellent customer service
• delegate tasks and orders as needed
• Receive orders and complete tasks both quickly and efficiently
• Communicate with fellow employees, and patrons in order to help run the concessions stand smoothly and efficiently
• Be able to work with little to no supervision
• Be able to work as part of a team
• Performed other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required

• Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required (some day shifts are required)
• Previous service experience an asset
• Safe food handling training an asset
• Able to pay close attention to detail
• Good numeracy skills – able to add orders up quickly and give correct change
• Proven ability to provide exceptional customer service
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
• Work well under pressure; handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• effective communication with others and ability to work well in a team environment
• No formal education is required for this job.

Please email your cover letter and resume to:
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note – cellular phones will not be available for us during shifts.