Full-Time Head of Automation – KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

Cirque du SoleilCanada, Canada

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Job Description

Regular position
Expected start date: February 2016
(Subject to change)

Reporting to the Director – Technical and working in cooperation with the Artistic Director, you will be required to:

Manage all automation- and motorization-related equipment during shows, as well as concerned personnel;
Maintain and update show records and maintenance logs; perform inspections and system updates;
Maintain the integrity of artistic concepts.
Operate automation systems during performances and rehearsals;
Ensure the safety and security of automation equipment;
Inspect and maintain all automation equipment and keep records of inspections and modifications;
Update automation archives, inventory, technical documentation and customs documentation;
Conduct research and order and/or purchase new and/or replacement equipment with International Headquarters (IHQ) and the Director — Technical;
Act as a liaison between the tour and the robotics supplier regarding robotics changes;
Ensure that automation and technical staff (Cirque and temporary employees) adhere to standards and regulations pertaining to automation equipment safety and comply with safe working methods;
Coordinate activities and supervise personnel during the setup and tear-down of all automation equipment;
Train and supervise backup operators for shift rotations and replacement duty;
Assist the Director – Technical Show in managing departmental budgets and capital expense projections;
Assist IHQ, with any technical issues;
Attend departmental meetings;
Assist with the setup and tear-down of all conveyor system and turntable automation equipment and systems;
Assist with the setup and tear-down of all other technical installations;
Perform any other task requested by the Director – Technical.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

College diploma (or equivalent) in live entertainment, theatre production or electronics (or equivalent work experience);
Minimum five years’ experience in automation systems;
Technical knowledge of automation systems (PLC, AC motor control, slave systems, control loops, electrical systems);
General knowledge of mechanical and electronic systems;
General knowledge of lighting systems an asset;
Good general understanding of all technical aspects of a show;
Personnel management experience an asset;
Knowledge of Microsoft applications for Windows;
Flexible, autonomous and team-spirited;
Good communication skills;
Ability to handle contingencies and work well under pressure;
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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply online at: http://bit.ly/1SQkAPo



• Job Title: Head of Automation – KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Cirque du Soleil
• website: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/jobs
• Location: Canada, Canada

Job Categories: Theatre and Performing Arts. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: management, performing arts, and theatre. Salary: ~ Canada.