Theatre Technicians (Casual)

Requisition #: 24/39
Job #: J0224-0884
Job Type: Casual
Job Category: Cultural Services
Positions: 8
Posting Date: February 16, 2024
Closing Date: April 28, 2024
Salary/Wage: 23.88 - 29.08/Hour
Department: Community Services
Location: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert

Cultivate your Career

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 66,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and we are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity

The City of St. Albert is currently seeking to hire several casual Theatre Technicians to assist in the technical operation of The Arden Theatre.

Theatre Technicians are proficient in all aspects of event and production support with a focus/specialization in one or more of the following: technical theatre – lighting, technical theatre – audio, scenic/stage carpentry and festival/event production – site

As a Technician you will perform organizational functions related to the technical aspects of production including acting as the technical liaison for various venues, assisting with the maintenance of production equipment. This position will also at times be the lead role in managing and directing the technical portion of live performances and events; ensuring good production quality, assisting with the safety and security of performers, patrons, staff and volunteers, all while providing excellent customer service.

Responsibilities include:
•all aspects and equipment related to lighting, sound and staging for the Arden Theatre and temporary venues in a festival setting.
• aspects and equipment related to electrical, plumbing, and temporary structures for the outdoor site in a festival setting.
• equipment related to carpentry and rigging in the creation of productions in The Arden Theatre and of temporary festival venues.
• setup, operation of equipment, and possibility of team lead of crew specific to productions in The Arden Theatre.

The individuals we seek are team players with high levels of interpersonal skill and diplomacy to interact with a variety of internal and external clients such as staff, user groups, media, artists, agents, public and volunteers. This position will draw on your abilities to collaborate, troubleshoot, and multi-task.


• Minimum 2-year technical theatre program or equivalent from an accredited institution or 2 years of theatre/event/festival experience.
• Preferred candidates will have competency in all elements of technical theatre.
• Standard First Aid, Fall arrest, Elevated work platform and Forklift certifications are considered an asset.
• Applicants should have a strong understanding of industry best practices and technological advancements, Live Audio (Digital consoles, Monitors, wireless microphones), Theatrical Lighting (ETC consoles, Automated lighting fixtures, network distribution and control) and video distribution systems.
• A valid class 5 drivers’ licence is preferred.
• Must be capable of physically lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, stand and walking for long periods of time in a variety of weather conditions.

Hours of Work

Casual hours dependant on event bookings


$23.88 - $29.08 per hour based on qualifications and experience.

Conditions of Employment

  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
  • An Alberta Class 5 Driver’s Licence and access to a personal vehicle for business use are required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.

Application Information

  • Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.
  • Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
  • This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, at the same or lower classification level.
  • Please note that the City conducts most interviews via video conference and will provide a link and instructions to applicants selected for an interview.

Closing Statement

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post. Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. Do you hold a class 5.0 drivers license?
  3. Do you have previous experience working in theatre and events?

If you encounter issues with the City's employment portal, from Monday to Friday between 6am - 6pm MST (excluding holidays), you can request assistance by emailing or calling 1-877-427-7717.