AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN - CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (FULL TIME)

Requisition ID
2017-7658
Category
ENTERTAINMENT / CIRQUE SHOW
Minimum Age (Yrs)
21
Union Status
Non-Union

Overview

Responsible for working as part of the automations team to install, maintain and operate automated show elements and systems in a safe and consistent manner for Mystère. You will work as an automation console operator and assist with strategies for a safe working environment at all times.  

 

Specific Job Functions:

 

  • Competently assemble, construct, maintain and operate all automations equipment as needed for training, special events, rehearsals and performances.
  • Learn and operate automations cues consistently and diligently during performances.
  • Assist with the automation of stage equipment including rigging, lighting, sound, automation, scenery, props, etc. during training, staging, rehearsals and performances.
  • Work as a team member in the automations department and in collaboration with:  Carpentry, Properties, Electrics, Sound, Rigging, Wardrobe and Stage Management.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of all automation equipment specific to Mystère in order to operate and maintain mechanized and manual equipment safely.
  • Assist with the establishment of a safe working environment at all times and conform to all safety standards.
  • Available and flexible for day work schedules, work calls, special events, rehearsal, training, maintenance and evening show performances.
  • Participate in the regular, thorough and diligent inspection of all installations.
  • Assist with the automation department documentation to insure it is current and formally recorded to preserve the original intention of the designers. 
  • Participate in the documentation of all system and show cue changes and keep a log of all maintenance and regular inspections.
  • Act as a professional stage technician with ready access to required hand tools.
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Automation, insure that equipment and supplies are stocked in sufficient quantity to insure the ongoing needs of the production.
  • Support the creative team with patience and understanding.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned to you by the Head of Automation.
  • Participate in special projects including the research, purchase and installation of specialty automation related gear.
  • Attend to maintenance and inspection of all automation systems, automated equipment, aircraft cable, fall arrest, rescue operations, on a regular schedule to insure thorough, timely scrutiny of all gear within the automations area.
  • Assist with the preservation of the on going; long term “opening night” quality and artistic integrity of the production.
  • As required by the Head of Automation, operate the automations control console professionally during sets ups, rehearsals and performances as assigned.
  • Assist with the development of special projects including the research, purchase and installation of specialty automation related gear.
  • Participate in helpful, respectful and clear communication with other crew, stage management, and production management.
  • Ensure the safety and security of equipment and installations at all times.
  • 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 / Mystere 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 3 years experience as an Automation stage technician in the field of live stage performance.
  • Must be proficient in the installation and repair of automation related gear.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Should have computer knowledge.
  • Professional automations and hydraulic experience both in repairs and installations.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, be self motivated and, highly organized.
  • Knowledge of OSHA health and safety protocols a definite asset

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