Tent Technician - Touring Shows
 
Employer: Cirque du Soleil - Tech & Show Support Job Posted: 12/14/2015
Location: Job Status: Full Time
 
 

Job Description:

Reporting to the Site Operations Director and working under the supervision of the Head of Tent, you will be required to:

• Participate in the maintenance of the site infrastructures;
• Jointly with International Headquarters (IHQ), update the preventive maintenance and inspection program, as well as the infrastructure installation and operating procedures;
• Coordinate setup and tear-down in cooperation with the Head of Tent;
• Supervise quality maintenance, cleanliness and security on site;
• Carry out all other tasks assigned by the Site Operations Director.

Responsibilities:

• Assist with setup and tear-down of canvas and other structures in compliance with infrastructure installation and operating procedures set by IHQ;
• Maintain and repair canvas and other structures in compliance with the infrastructure preventive maintenance and inspection program set by IHQ;
• Inform IHQ of modifications made to canvas and other structures in order to keep the preventive maintenance and inspection program and infrastructure installation and operating procedures up to date;
• Develop maintenance schedules in cooperation with the Head of Tent and IHQ;
• Develop setup and tear-down schedules in cooperation with the Head of Tent and the Site Operations Director;
• Supervise supernumerary personnel during setup and tear-down and for special projects;
• Participate in show call and/or morning inspections on site;
• Remain on call for emergencies.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:


• Vocational or technical diploma;
• Two to four years' experience in a similar position;
• Tour experience an asset;
• Basic knowledge of tent or big top maintenance;
• Knowledge of rigging;
• Knowledge of workplace safety and fall prevention;
• Ability to work high above the ground;
• Ability to drive a forklift and operate other heavy machinery;
• Ability to work long hours and under pressure;
• Ability to work well in a team;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software for Windows;
• Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, fluency in French is an asset;
• Available to tour full time and to work in foreign countries.


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