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The Lighthouse Festival is a charitable Canadian theatre company bringing together some of the best professional talent from across the country to stage the best of Canadian comedy. We commission, develop and produce theatre of the highest calibre, to create a shared experience of joy, connection and uproarious fun. Our theatres are a place to park your troubles at the door, lose yourself in the moment, and laugh until you cry.

Lighthouse Festival is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer who upholds the protected grounds of the Human Rights Commission of Ontario. Lighthouse Festival welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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House Technician in Port Colborne

As our House Technician, join our team of theatre artists and technicians at Lighthouse Festival Port Colborne. Lighthouse operates three theatres, two professional and one community in Port Dover, Port Colborne and Simcoe. You will will primarily be responsible for the smooth operation of Lights and Sound for all rental events and summer productions mounted or presented at Lighthouse Theatre Port Colborne. 

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Assist rental guest load in, set up and tear down for each show. 
  • Execute all sound responsibilities for guest rentals or assist and/or guide guest sound personnel with set up and introduce them to our theatre equipment and capabilities. 
  • Prepare, hang, focus, and board programming for all rentals and summer shows in Port Colborne. 
  • Handle the transfer of any light and sound needs for each summer production in a timely manner. Communicate needs with the Lighting Designer and Technical Director. 
  • Maintain all light and sound equipment as needed and inform the Technical Director of any equipment in need of repair or replacement. 
  • Assist the Head of Carpentry and the Lighthouse Theatre team with the transfer, set up, and tear down of sets on the Lighthouse stage. 
  • Show operator for theatre productions. 
  • Ensure stage areas and green rooms kept neat and tidy. 
  • Hours may be varied dependent on operational needs and include evening and weekend expectations. 

Skills and Experience Required: 

  • Minimum One Year Postsecondary education in Technical Production 
  • Working knowledge on the ETC Ion and Element lighting boards 
  • Experience with DMX technologies 
  • Working knowledge of the X32 sound board 
  • Experience with Live Mix for live music performances 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Demonstrated time management skills 
  • Able to work safely from ladders and scaffolding 
  • Working at Heights & First Aid (training can be provided by the theatre) 
  • Valid Ontario Drivers License and reliable transportation 
  • Ability to remain calm and poised in urgent situations 
  • Work cooperatively with other members of your team and be able to work independently.

We Offer 

  • Competitive pay: starting at $44500 annually commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • 35-hour work week
  • Excellent Extended Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD) with premiums for individual coverage fully covered.
  • Paid vacation (4 weeks) and sick time more than statutory minimums
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment

Posted June 10. Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2024. 

Cover Letter and Updated Resume’s required. 

All applicants are thanked for their time in applying, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Hailey Parker at technicaldirector@lighthousetheatre.com