23 May

Properties Master Drama Faculty Arts Jobs Vacancy in The University Calgary Calgary

Properties Master Drama Faculty Arts
The University Calgary
Calgary AB
23 May, 2018 30+ days ago

The University Calgary Calgary urgently required following position for Properties Master Drama Faculty Arts. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Properties Master Drama Faculty Arts Jobs Vacancy in The University Calgary Calgary Jobs Details:

Position Overview

Drama in the School of Creative and Performing Arts in the Faculty of Arts is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Properties Master .

Reporting to the Academic Production Manager, the Properties Master is a fully proficient technical practitioner with in-depth knowledge of theory, systems, technologies and processes of Properties design and construction. The key purpose of this position is to coordinate Properties elements related to productions and courses, and supervise the lab instruction of students in those elements, for the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Division of Drama.

The work requires the Properties Master to be off campus for the purposes of materials acquisition and research and works variable hours when necessary.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Examine, interpret, cost, and execute Properties designs
  • Act as a technical and design resource for students, faculty, staff and third-party renters regarding Properties elements required for their projects
  • Train and mentor student Production Assistants in Properties-related responsibilities including planning, costing, altering and construction techniques
  • Supervise students throughout the rehearsal and production process with an eye to efficient and safe use of equipment
  • Act as laboratory supervisor for technical theatre courses relating to Properties and other technical areas. This function requires the ability to demonstrate, instruct, and train students at all levels of competence, whether graduate or undergraduate, as well as assisting staff and faculty in the use of all facility systems and equipment
  • Work independently and manage projects effectively, on time, on budget and aligned with the SCPA's overall objectives
  • Maintain technical systems, equipment and personal protective equipment in the Properties workshop so that they are fully functional and available to users
  • Ensure the safe and proper use of equipment and materials in the Properties Workshop and other venues following the University's Occupational Health and Safety policies and guidelines
  • Ensure that spaces are clean, organized and regularly maintained
  • Create and maintain a safe and secure working environment
  • Develop and maintain good working relations within the Drama Division, the SCPA, other units within the University as well as with the general public where those relationships involve production and technical matters
  • Create, nurture and maintain relationships with professional and semiprofessional theatre companies, other post-secondary programs, the school systems, and other community users of Drama's Properties collection for loan and exchange purposes
  • Maintain and update the MSDS database for the Properties and Costume workshops and make that information accessible to all shop users

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BA or BFA in Drama or a Technical Theatre diploma in a related field and/or related work experience
  • A demonstrated working knowledge of Properties and a minimum of five years¿ experience in Properties costing, planning build schedules, buying materials, organizing stock and leading Properties personnel
  • Supervising lab instruction in the Properties Workshop and for other technical theatre courses to graduate and undergraduate students
  • A working knowledge of carpentry, upholstery, sewing and soft goods fabrication, scenic sculpture, molding and casting, thermoplastics, plastic resins, mask construction, furniture finishing, colour theory and mixing, scenic painting and paint techniques
  • Knowledge of the use of shop tools
  • Knowledge of Vectorworks, CADD, and basic office computer applications (ex. Word and Excel)
  • A proven ability to lead a team and work effectively on a team
  • A demonstrated knowledge of project costing, planning, and execution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A valid Driver's License
  • Experience working with students in a post-secondary setting is an asset
  • First Aid training is an asset
  • WHIMS training is an asset

Application Deadline: June 5, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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