Head of Staging

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About the Position

Working as an integral member of the production team of Neptune Theatre, the Head of Staging will provide efficient and reliable preparation, operation, and maintenance of all stage machinery, rigging, scenery and management of labour resources within the established budgets and schedules for their department. The Head of Staging will ensure a safe and clean work environment on stage.

Terms of engagement are per the collective agreement between IATSE 680 and Neptune Theatre. Hours of work for this position will regularly be Tuesday to Sunday, 45 hours per week. During production tech weeks, hours may be longer and irregular. During the run of a production, hours will be primarily evenings and weekends.

This position will be engaged from August 18th, 2024 – May 18 th, 2025 (with a possible 3-week layoff period mid-contract).

Physical Requirements

The Head of Staging will be required to climb ladders, lift weights in excess of 50 pounds, work on uneven surfaces, work in dimly lit environments, and wear personal protection equipment properly during a full shift.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal Head of Staging has extensive experience working in a theatre environment with a single purchase fly tower, is responsible, detailed orientated, and conscious at all times of safety and the well-being of the cast and crew.

This individual demonstrates attention to detail, and a willingness to collaborate with other team members in the resolution of production challenges. The Head of Staging is a knowledgeable team player who is alert to opportunities for improving the set up and staging of scenic elements, and who is able to communicate challenges and opportunities in a concise,

timely manner to management. Additional skills that would be an asset to this position are: pneumatics (the use of stage castors, brakes and actuators), scenic carpentry, and scenic art.

Additionally, the following training certifications will be considered an asset:

  • Fall protection/arrest training
  • High angle rescue
  • First Aid / AED
  • Theatrical Pyrotechnic Operation
  • Firearms Safety, Possession/Acquisition Licence
  • ETCP Theatrical Rigging Certification

Submission Details

Application deadline is July 8th, 2024.

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email to the attention of Garrett G. Barker, Production Manager at:

work@neptunetheatre.com

Include “Head of Staging” in the subject, and be prepared to provide three or more references.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.


Scenic Carpenter

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About the Position

Reporting to the Head Scenic Carpenter, and working as an integral member of the production team of Neptune Theatre, the Scenic Carpenter contributes to the construction of all required scenic elements for our productions. The Scenic Carpenter also assists with the installation, operation and maintenance of all scenic elements and carpentry equipment as required by the Technical Director, according to established budgets and schedules.

Terms of engagement are per the collective agreement between IATSE 680 and Neptune Theatre. Hours of work for this position will regularly be Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week. During production tech weeks, overtime including evenings and weekends may be required.

The successful candidate will be hired for July 22nd, 2024 – March 30 th, 2025 with a 5-week layoff period mid-contract.

Physical Requirements

The Scenic Carpenter will be required to climb ladders, lift weights in excess of 50 pounds, work on uneven surfaces, work in dimly lit environments, working on and around sets that are under construction, and wear personal protection equipment properly during a full shift.

The Ideal Candidate

A strong Scenic Carpenter has demonstrated proficiency with scenic carpentry tools and techniques. They are reliable and conscientious, and able to adapt to a changing array of production needs. They are a team player, who is consistently aware of their personal responsibilities to the production team. This individual adheres to safe working practices, and is forward-thinking in their response to production needs. They are also able to communicate potential challenges to their supervisors in a clear, effective, and professional manner.

Additional skills and training that would be considered an asset:

  • Fall Protection Training
  • First Aid / AED

Submission Details

Application deadline is July 8th, 2024.

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email to the attention of Garrett G. Barker, Production Manager at:

work@neptunetheatre.com

Include “Head of Staging” in the subject, and be prepared to provide three or more references.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further. 


Dresser

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About the Position

Working as an integral member of the production team of Neptune theatre, reporting to the Head of Wardrobe, the dresser provides efficient and reliable ongoing maintenance of all costumes, accessories, and wardrobe elements, and acts as a costume builder and member of the wardrobe running crew for Neptune Theatre productions and presentations. As a member of the wardrobe running crew, the dresser prepares costumes for each performance, laundering and cleaning them as required, and assists with costume changes backstage during the performances.

Terms of engagement are per the collective agreement between IATSE 680 and Neptune Theatre. Hours of work for this position will typically be Tuesday to Sunday, 45 hours per week.

This position is typically engaged from September through May each season.

The successful candidate will be hired for August 19th, 2024 – May 18 th, 2025 for the upcoming season (with the possibility of beginning sooner).

Physical Requirements

The Dresser will be required lift weights up to 25 pounds, work on uneven surfaces, and work in dimly lit environments.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal Dresser for Neptune Theatre can communicate and work well with a cross-section of theatre professionals, including actors, designers, directors, and fellow production crew members. The will maintain composure during the stress of live performances while reliably executing their duties backstage during, and between shows.

The Dresser will also be a skilled sewer, familiar with industrial and household sewing machines and equipment, and capable of repairing off the shelf and custom made costume pieces.

The Dresser will need to work well independently, and in cooperation with the rest of the production team, preparing notes for each production’s running-track, assembled from data collected from department heads, stage management and designers.

Submission Details

Application deadline is July 8th, 2024.

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email to the attention of Garrett G. Barker, Production Manager at:

work@neptunetheatre.com

Include “Dresser” in the subject, and be prepared to provide three or more references.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.


Statement of Intention

Neptune Theatre seeks to promote equity, inclusion, and access by amplifying voices and stories that have been historically marginalized or underrepresented, and we factor this into every decision we make. We encourage submissions from individuals of all genders, ethnicities, abilities, and identities, and will give scheduling priority to those who self-identify as IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, d/Deaf, living with disabilities, and/or facing other systemic challenges in our industry. Applicants should be aware that Neptune does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination of its employees, patrons, partners and volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on its premises. We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities at any stage of the hiring process.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Neptune is committed to maintaining a positive, harassment-free culture. We do not tolerate any form of harassment of our employees, clients, volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on our premises or online spaces. Please note that violation of this policy could result in revoked access. Neptune Theatre takes part in the Not in Our Space! initiative, a national anti-harassment and respectful workplace collaboration campaign between Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), which seeks to ensure healthy and productive working conditions for all professionals working in live performance across the country.

 

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