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Rigging Technician

Cirque du Soleil

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted October 5, 2022.

***Le poste étant situé aux États-Unis, la description de poste est disponible uniquement en anglais.***
***As this position in based in the United States, the job description is available in English only.***
Rigging Technician
Full-Time Position

We are looking for a Rigging Technician, reporting to the Department Supervisor. In this position, you will be in charge of ensuring the safe setup, use and maintenance of rigging equipment, as well as assist with inventory and safety inspections. The Rigging Technician will also be tasked with operating the rigging equipment during performances.

The Rigging Technician will:
– Assist the Supervisor in ensuring the safe setup, use and maintenance of Rigging equipment used by artists during performances, rehearsals and training periods;
– Maintain cue track documentation and participate in cue track rotation as directed;
– Inspect and maintain equipment and systems as directed;
– Operate Rigging equipment during performances and rehearsals;
– Implement, document and ensure compliance with the rigging equipment safety inspection program;
– Assist with inventory and, if necessary, identify any additional rigging equipment that may be required;
– Ensure the security of facilities at all times, and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations;
– Adhere to standards and regulations pertaining to the safety of rigging equipment’s, and comply with safe working methods;
– Assist with the maintenance of technical equipment;
– Operate mechanized devices, or equipment, by running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts and passenger vehicles;
– Update maintenance and inspection records within Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as other show specific software such as maintenance databases;
– Adhere to and promote all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations as they pertain to the safe operation of all elements related to the show; participate in all required health and safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training.
– Maintain a flexible schedule for work calls, special events, rehearsals, training, maintenance and evening show performances;
– Develop a thorough knowledge of Rigging equipment specific to the production in order to operate it safely;
– Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, by developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time;
– Participate in special projects including the installation of new automated show elements, and interdepartmental projects that include automated elements or other needs that may fall within the technician’s specialty as directed;
– Perform all other job-related duties as requested.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
– College diploma (or equivalent) in live entertainment or theatre production (or equivalent work experience);
– At least 3 years experience as a rigger; experience with aerial/human rigging an asset;
– Good general understanding of all technical aspects of a show an asset;
– Personnel management experience an asset;
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, …);
– Flexibility, autonomy, team player;
– Good communication skills;
– Ability to handle contingencies and work well under pressure;
– Ability to work high above the ground (climbing abilities essential);
– Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
– Operate mechanized devices, or equipment, by running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts and passenger vehicles;
– Ability to work in active environment requiring standing, sitting, bending, crawling, climbing, crouching, and kneeling, often for extended periods;
– Ability to lift 50 pounds;
– 10-hour OSHA course completion card required;
– Verification of the right to work in the United States for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, as demonstrated by completion of the Form I-9 upon hire and the submission of acceptable documentation (as noted on the Form I-9) verifying one’s identity and work authorization;
– Although not a pre-employment condition, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated. If requested, reasonable accommodations will be considered.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin or ancestry.

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