ASSISTANT HEAD OF AUTOMATION - CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (FULL TIME)

Requisition ID
2017-7607
Category
ENTERTAINMENT / CIRQUE SHOW
Minimum Age (Yrs)
21
Union Status
Non-Union

Overview

Responsible for assisting the Head of Automation in leading the automation team to install, maintain and operate automated show elements and systems in a safe and consistent manner for Mystère; the incumbent also serves as automation console operator, and assist with the strategy of a safe working environment at all times.

 

Specific Job Functions:

 

  • Supervise and delegate responsibility to staff of the Automations Department as assigned by the Head of Automation.
  • In the absence of the Head of Automation, act as the supervisor for the Automations Department.
  • Thoroughly understand, operate and be able to maintain all gear within the domain of the Automations Department.
  • Coordinate the automations crew working on maintenance, rehearsals, artist training and perfect performance cue tracks.
  • Preserve the on going; long term “opening night” quality and artistic integrity of the production.
  • Coordinate scheduling and training of staff as required.
  • Be available and flexible for work schedules, work calls, training, maintenance and performances.
  • As assigned by the Head of Automation, operate the automations control console during performances and insure training of multiple back up technicians.
  • Ensure the integrity of automations show movements during performances in keeping with the intent of the Artistic Director and designer.
  • Coordinate special projects including the research, purchase and installation of specialty automation related gear.
  • Prioritize and assign maintenance and inspection of automation systems, including stage lifts,  line sets, moving scenic elements, hydraulic systems, sky motion, center ceiling, winches and motors, and remote control devices, on a regular schedule to insure thorough, timely scrutiny of all gear within the automations domain.
  • Work closely with the Artistic team and Stage Management in supporting their needs during training, staging, rehearsals and performances.
  • Ensure that equipment and supplies are stocked in sufficient quantity to insure the ongoing needs of the production.
  • Maintain safety procedures for staff: enforce fall protection protocols, the use of personal protective gear, safe tool handling, etc.
  • Ensure automation department documentation is current and formally recorded to preserve the original intention of the designers. 
  • Document all system and show cue changes and keep a log of all maintenance and regular inspections
  • Assist with the establishment of standard operating procedures and lead the department by conforming to and improving these procedures.
  • Ensure regular, respectful and clear communication with other department heads, stage management, and production management.
  • Coordinate the administrative needs of the department including: purchasing paperwork, disciplinary matters, vacation requests, daily payroll time sheets for staff, labor and material estimations and specifications for production management, etc.
  • Participate on all company required training classes including; OSHA 10, Fall Protection, Heart Saver, Lock out/Tag out etc…
  • Assist with the Load In, Performance and Load Out of all events inside the Treasure Island Show Room / Mystère Theater.
  • Participate in emergency procedure training and practices.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Head of Automation.

Responsibilities/Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience working in a professional stage Automations Department.
  • Experience working in the field of live stage performance.
  • Experience in running an automations department with large-scale productions.
  • Must be proficient in the installation and repair of automation related gear.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Computer knowledge a definite asset particularly in the areas of Internet research, data base management, purchasing software, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Professional automations and hydraulic experience both in repairs and installations
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, be self motivated, highly organized and able to delegate
  • Must be adept at coordinating a technical staff in areas of rehearsals, maintenance and show cues
  • Knowledge of OSHA health and safety protocols a definite asset
  • Must be available to work in Las Vegas

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