On-Call Projections Technician

Projections Technician
On-Call Position
Are you interested in the circus life? Do you have experience in theater or have a transferrable skill that we utilize daily? We are looking for On-Call Projections Technicians to work on an as-needed basis, primarily during the evenings, so this could be the perfect opportunity for you to make some extra money! The Projections Technician’s role is to work as part of the Projections team to run tracks as needed, install and maintain Projections equipment in a safe and consistent manner for the show. The ideal candidate will be a technically savvy individual with excellent interpersonal skills needed to maintain relationships with the team and other departments.
The Projection Technician will:
  • Run Projections department cue tracks, operate and troubleshoot projections equipment, as directed for performances, artist training and maintenance;
  • Set up and maintain an interactive projections system consisting of several computers, projectors, cameras, networks and other stage related equipment;
  • Set up and handle the administration and maintenance of windows and Mac based PC’s connected to a wide variety of stage equipment;
  • Set-up, calibrate and maintain multi-stacked DLP video projectors;
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of Projection department equipment specific to the production, in order to operate equipment safely;
  • Participate in special projects, including the installation of the new projection show elements;
  • Maintain a safe working environment by following the established safety policies and procedures;
  • Participate in required safety classes and emergency rescue procedure trainings;
  • Preserve on a nightly, ongoing and long-term basis, the “opening night” quality of the designer’s vision and the artistic integrity of the production, according to the needs of artistic, technical and company management;
  • Work with the Department Supervisor, Artistic and Stage Management staff to support their needs during rehearsals, trainings and performances;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of preventative maintenance routines and inspections – particularly life safety and show critical – for all departmental equipment, as well as equipment that may not be directly owned by the company but has significance to the show and a relationship to the department’s function; ensure that these routines and inspections are appropriately documented;
  • Under the direction of the Department Manager and Department Supervisor, ensure all departmental designs, equipment, systems, functions, procedures, show tracks, maintenance and inspections logs, special projects, etc., are properly and adequately documented using standard tools, maintenance databases and other computer tools, drawings, photographs, logs, spreadsheets and other methods that may be appropriate; creation and design intent should be documented, as well as on-going changes to the show;
  • At the discretion of the Department Supervisor, perform administrative duties for the department;
  • 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;
  • Work with the Department Manager to establish and maintain training and backup plans to ensure continuity of performance operations of the department in the event of unexpected failure of a system, component or piece of equipment;
  • Coordinate with other departments, to ensure safe training, rehearsal, show environments and operations;
  • Perform all other job-related duties, as requested.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • At least 1 year of experience with interactive visual technologies and stage performance;
  • At least 1 year of experience with video technologies and technical theatre, with specific training in electronics and theatrical lighting systems;
  • Working knowledge of the following:
  • Interactive visual technologies;
  • MDI, DMX, Max / MSP;
  • Ethernet and wireless technology (TCP/IP, UDP, Switches, Firewalls);
  • Previous experience in the following:
  • Programming, operating and maintaining Media Server Playback systems and using their affiliated hardware and software;
  • Large format video projectors, video cameras, hardware and software video capture, editing and compression;
  • PC hardware set-up, maintenance and administration; both PC & Mac operating platforms;
  • Technologies including DVI, HDMI, Fiber optics and RAID systems;
  • Professional appearance and demeanor;
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays;
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken;
  • 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.