To assist in the management of the technical and logistical aspects of the Main and OLG Stages to guarantee the best possible jazz concerts.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with setting up the stage infrastructure leading up to the festival as well as the tearing down of the stage infrastructure at the end of the festival. May be required to accompany drivers to transport equipment between performance 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 “Members shall wear CSA approved 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 set-up are June 10th to June 21st, and the shift times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tear-down dates for stage begin on July 1st and could carry on into July 3rd or 4th. If we must work overnight, we will go at least until 2:00AM. All sound gear from both stages as well as lighting and truss work have to be struck and ready to load before lunch July 2nd. Work on the 3rd or 4th will be a 9 to 5 affair. This is where the main tent is taken down and packed into the storage trailer.
“Members without CSA approved safety footwear will not be allowed on shift”
DURING FESTIVAL: We are also recruiting for the festival. Shifts vary in length between 6 and 8 hours. Volunteers work either on Main Stage (1 or 2 crews, depending on the size of act, on 2 shifts) or on the OLG Stage in Confederation Park, shifts as per Main stage, 6 to 8 hours. The late show at OLG may go past midnight.
For more information on Stage crew work, see the team's website and documents: Stage Teams web site
“Members shall wear CSA approved safety footwear”