Lead Technician


Granville Island Theatre District


Dec. 14, 2018



Job Description: 

Reporting to the Cultural Concierge, the Lead Technician is the primary person responsible for the maintenance and provision of technical services for all events, rentals, special events and productions held at The NEST (formerly known as Studio 1398). The Lead Technician will consult and provide an opinion technical documents for rental clients, including load-in and tech week schedules, lighting paperwork, ground plans and sound documents. And, the Lead Technician will be an ambassador for the Society when dealing with rentals, co-productions, presentations, and volunteers.


• Be the primary technician for performance calls and technical rehearsals
• Operate lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects
• Facilitate the use of the technical requirements by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility
• Monitor the condition of technical equipment and report any deficiencies to the Cultural Concierge
• Coordinate activities with Front of House Managers on-shift
• Supervise and assist with set stage installation as needed
• Assist guest designers and creative artists with all technical matters
• Supervise crew as needed
• Ongoing minor maintenance and repair of lighting and sound equipment
• Organize and maintain backstage and technical areas of the theatre
• Ensure safety of crew, volunteers, clients, audiences, and fellow staff to the best of their ability
• Following established safety protocols
• Other duties as required


• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Proficient in programming and operation of computer lighting boards (ETC Ion and Element) and all components of the lighting system
• Proficient in sound mixing of up to 3-5 performers/instruments for performances with the understanding that a sound designer will lead initial setup and collaborate on programming
• Basic proficiency in Qlab (editing, mixing, programming)
• Proficient in video projector operation and focus using the house projector
• Able to read and understand Lighting designer plots and associated paperwork
• Able to work heights, including on A-Frame ladder
• Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task with little supervision
• Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, and work calmly under pressure
• Excellent client and artist communication skills, both written and verbal

Required Certifications
• Valid OFA Level 1, WHIMIS, Fall Protection, LPEC

Asset: 2-4 years of experience as a technician at a theatre

How to Apply: 

Please email your cover letter and resume to culturalconcierge@gitd.ca.


$22.00 to $25.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

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