To manage the technical and logistical aspects of the Main and Laurier Avenue Stages to guarantee the best possible jazz concerts.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with setting up the stage infrastructure at the beginning of the festival and tearing down the stage infrastructure at the end of the festival. May accompany drivers to transport equipment betweenperformance venues
Qualifications & Requirements
Friendly, energetic, efficient and reliable. Ability to lift, shift and strike up to 50 pounds of technical equipment both on and off stage. Work promptly and efficiently during set changes. Willing to learn staging and lighting procedures and equipment. Able to take direction. Willing to work with others in a team environment. Knowledge of sound and/or lighting equipment and stage set-up is helpful but not essential. Not be afraid of heights, comfortable climbing and working at heights. Be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Willing to tackle whatever jobs need to be done to put the show on.
TO BE PART OF THE STAGE CREW YOU MUST WEAR SAFETY FOOTWEAR FOR ALL SHIFTS, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE SENT HOME.
PRE/POST FESTIVAL: We are currently looking for volunteers who are available for set-up and tear-down. The dates for for set-up are June 15 - June 22 and the shift times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tear-down dates for stage begin the night of July 3rd and carry on into the 4th. Work overnight will go at least until 2 or 3 in the morning. All sound gear from both stages as well as lighting and maybe the truss have to be struck and loaded before lunch July 4th. Work on the 4th will be a 9 to 5 affair.
DURING FESTIVAL: Shifts vary in length between 8 and 10 hours. Volunteers work either on Main Stage (1 or 2 crews, depending on the size of act, on 2 shifts, 8 to 10 hours per shift) or on the OLG/Laurier Stage, Marion Dewar Plaza venue (1 crew, 1 shift 8-10 hours), between the hours of 3 p.m. and 12 a.m.