Shaw Festival Theatre
Niagara On The Lake, ON

Head of Electrics

The Shaw Festival is seeking applications for a permanent, full time Head of Electrics. This position is included in the jurisdiction of IATSE Local 461 as outlined in its collective bargaining agreement with the Shaw Festival. This position reports operationally to the Technical Directors and to the Production Director overall. Additionally, this position supports the Lighting Design Director.


Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure a safe and effective operation of the Electrics Department throughout the Festival
  • Provides departmental leadership and administration including staffing, scheduling, methods, costing, training, R&D and departmental purchasing and capital planning
  • Supervises the preparation and implementation of repertory and show hangs, focus and maintenance
  • Show programming and operations
  • Works closely with Lighting and Projection Designers to achieve their objectives
  • Builds positive personnel relationships and resolves conflicts
  • Ensures the readiness of all Electrics Dept. personnel, supplies, equipment, facilities and maintenance.
  • Develops improved methods to support Shaw Festival production

Qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated operational knowledge of all theatre systems, practices and protocols – minimum 5 years’ experience with 2 years in an Electrics supervisory role
  • Proficient understanding of stage lighting methods, programming, materials and related systems ie: conventional, LED, moving lights, accessories, control, dimmers, projection equipment, intranet networking systems and industry related software.
  • Proficient abilities interpreting lighting plots, schematics, and drawings
  • Extensive knowledge of electronic and electrical fundamentals and code.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven time management and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Proficiency with computer software, typically, Word, Excel, Lightwright; abilities with CAD/Vectorworks would be considered an asset
  • A post-secondary education in a technical theatre program or equivalent experience.
  • A member of IATSE in good standing

The 2022 base hourly rate, as per the Production CBA is $36.26 + benefits with a 40-hour minimum weekly guarantee.

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources, Director
Shaw Festival Theatre
10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

While all responses are appreciated, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Please note: All new hires must provide proof of Full Vaccination status prior to their first day of work.

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Additional Details

Category: Performing Arts
Shaw Festival Theatre
10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774
Niagara On The Lake, ON, CA
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Tags: Electrical, Engineering, Management, Performing Arts
Posted: Nov 30, 2021
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time

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