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Stagehand - Lighting Technician


Posting Id 1441
Number of Positions
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Shift As needed 
Rate of Pay $29.43 - $29.43 Hourly
Job Length/End Date           
Job Type Part Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 04/28/2022  
Application Deadline 08/01/2022  


Position Summary

Reporting to the Coordinator of Theatre Technical and Facility Operations. The Stagehand - Lighting Technician will plan the safe and efficient installation of all lighting elements for the production with an eye to ensuring their safety, longevity and consistency while respecting the Director and Designer’s vision.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain the safe, consistent and respectful operations of all production lighting and equipment for all performances to ensure the artistic integrity of each performance
  • Coordinate lighting as needed to run performances and rehearsals
  • Program and cueing intelligent, LED, conventional lighting equipment as well as stage effects.
  • Maintain and keep organized all lighting equipment, tools, supplies and programs for lighting and video equipment.
  • Work with technical team to develop and maintain a safe working environment and adhere to all Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and maintain safety procedures for staff
  • Maintain and clean the stage, backstage and shop areas applicable to the lighting and stage-effects equipment
  • 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 safety participate in special projects/events as required *coordinate with other departments onstage as needed to run the performances and rehearsals
  • Perform functions in sound and deck 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

Duties and Responsibilities Cont'd (if applicable)

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Post-secondary certification in a related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in theatrical lighting programming and installation
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar position on large scale productions

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Experience in stage management
  • Hands on experience on various lighting consoles
  • Experience operating scissor lift, knowledge and implementation of safety procedures with scissor lift
  • Able to program and run an ETC Congo or Grand MA lighting console with conventional and intelligent lighting instructions and have knowledge and experience in maintenance of all lighting/effects equipment
  • Experience with intelligent, LED and stage-effects equipment systems, installations, wiring and maintenance and inspection routines
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and creativity abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and work well under pressure
  • Knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel, and Google Calendar
  • Competent internet research abilities
  • Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • 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
  • 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.

Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities.  The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.