Stagehand - Flyperson/Stage Rigger 


Posting Id 2485
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Section Theatre 
Shift Monday to Sunday 
Rate of Pay $30.02 - $30.02 Hourly
Job Type Temporary Full Time
Replacement/New Position          New Hire
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 02/15/2024 
Application Deadline  


Position Summary

Reporting to the Coordinator of Theatre, the Stagehand - Flyperson/Rigger will plan, establish and maintain the safe and efficient installation of all rigging and acrobatic equipment for productions in accordance with the Director and Designer's vision.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all rigging as needed to run performances and rehearsals
  • Maintain daily, weekly and long term inspection and maintenance schedules
  • Ensure the stage, backstage, and shop areas applicable to the rigging equipment are kept clean and organized
  • Establish emergency contingency procedures for show systems with Stage Management and all of the technical team and ensure all are trained and familiar with these procedures
  • Advise all divisions on matters of overhead safety and fall protection and ensure that an efficient rescue procedure has been developed and practiced for every high work or high performance area
  • Participate in special projects/events as required
  • Coordinate with other divisions onstage as needed to run the performances and rehearsals
  • Perform functions in lighting and sound where required
  • Adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety Administration regulations and City policies and procedures in order to maintain a safe work environment for staff
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, days, evenings, weekends and public holidays
  • Available to work standby
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Post-secondary certification in a related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with single purchase fly systems, manual counterweight systems, acrobatic rigging installations, theatrical rigging and maintenance, and inspection routines
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar position on large scale productions

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Experience in stage management
  • Experience operating a scissor lift including the knowledge and implementation of safety procedures
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and creative abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Work well under pressures
  • Knowledge of MS Office: Word and Excel, and Google Calendar
  • Competent internet research abilities
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.