Conference & Theatre Technician (Summer Employment Opportunity)

Job Description

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Employee Group
: Part-time - Appendix G

Faculty/Department: Ancillary Services (Conference Services)
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 18/PT/14
Hourly Rate: $14.00/hour plus 4% in lieu of vacation
Hours/Week: up to 35
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Details: Sheridan’s summer conference season runs from April 23 through to September 3, 2018. There will be significant night and weekend work and flexibility will be required. Start date is negotiable.


The Conference & Theatre Technician will provide support to the Conference Services team, working mainly in Sheridan’s MacDonald Heaslip Hall, in the Conference Centre and occasionally other locations to support events. The successful candidate will take leadership in the theatre and will be responsible for the lighting, sound and various technical elements for clients. The primary focus will be to support clients with theatre productions, along with assisting Conference Services clients with AV requirements.


Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Meeting with clients and discussing their audio/visual requirements in advance of shows they are producing;
  • Sourcing additional equipment and support, as necessary;
  • Operating, maintaining and safeguarding the use of the theatre for external clients and internal groups;
  • Supervising the use of lighting, sound and equipment, including the use of the stage;
  • Setting up for shows (data projector, screen, podium, microphones, lighting, seating) and operating the sound and light board during their shows;
  • Directing the work of other students (e.g. curtains, front of house, follow-spot, etc.);
  • Monitoring and maintaining all theatre equipment; reporting any issues with equipment;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


  • Must be full-time Sheridan students during the academic year prior to the Summer and returning as full-time Sheridan students for the Fall 2018 semester
  • Preference will be given to Theatre and IT students
  • Should be eligible for the Ontario Work Study Program:
  • Ability to operate, and experience with, sound console, lighting console, follow spots, projectors & other equipment
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, adaptable, ability to delegate and complete assigned tasks in a timely fashion
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple projects at a time
  • Commitment and appreciation of Sheridan is necessary; must possess a strong sense of responsibility
  • Must have a professional manner and appearance when on duty
  • Ability to be diplomatic is essential in this customer service position
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals and groups
  • A valid driver’s license will be considered an asset
  • Theatre knowledge and/or Smart Serve Training will be considered an asset


Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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