Production Driver

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Production Driver

The Grand Theatre is seeking to hire a Production Driver to fill a full-time seasonal position.

About Us

The Grand Theatre is World Curious and London Proud.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum and Executive Director Deb Harvey, the Grand is a leading cultural hub proudly located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. The Grand offers diverse, relevant, and original stories from around the globe through collaborations with national and international performing arts organizations and is committed to developing, producing, and premiering original homegrown stories through COMPASS, a New Play Development Program. The Grand supports educational programming and youth mentorship such as The High School Project, the only program of its kind in North America, and 100 Schools, a new community initiative that brings professional theatre to London area schools in 2018 at no cost.

A not-for-profit regional theatre, the Grand produces and presents professional theatre on two stages: the Spriet Stage (839 seats) and the McManus Stage (144 seats). The Grand’s season runs from September to May.

About You

You are someone who enjoys variety in their day to day life, and embraces a challenge. You love to shop and pride yourself on being efficient with your time and money. You are accountable for handling cash and a company credit card, and are proficient enough on a computer to fill out spending reports on a regular basis in Microsoft Excel. You are an excellent driver with a clean record and are comfortable driving both large and small vehicles ranging from a 26’ 5-ton truck to a mid-size crossover car. You are a safe, defensive driver who knows their way around the city, and loves to find new, more efficient routes from point A to point B. You can safely lift heavy objects to load into and out of the vehicles on your own.

You are a strong communicator by email, phone, and text on your company provided phone (during business hours) and are comfortable working with a diverse group of people who are passionate about creating exceptional art. Fluency in the language of building hardware, craft supplies, electronic components, audio-visual equipment, theatrical equipment, HVAC parts, sewing machines, fabrics, threads, bulk water, computer hardware, lego, pianos, painting supplies, printing materials, woodworking tools, metal working tools, wig making supplies, and pool cleaning equipment is an asset.

You forge strong relationships with suppliers and community partners, and are proud to represent the Grand Theatre with them on a daily basis.

About the Job

Variety is one of the best parts of this job, as you never know what you’ll be doing from one day to the next (in a good way)!

Your main duties include:

  • Purchase and deliver supplies to Props and Wardrobe at the Grand downtown
  • Purchase and deliver supplies to Scenic Art and Carpentry at the Scene Shop (warehouse)
  • Transport props and wardrobe to and from the warehouse and theatre
  • Track spending and provide Finance with accurate coding of receipts
  • Liaise with Technical Director(s)/Production Manager on show logistics
  • Source strange materials from obscure vendors to be used in unorthodox ways
  • Assist in maintenance/purchasing of health and safety equipment
  • Operate and coordinate maintenance of company vehicles
  • Assist in maintaining a semblance of order in the props and costume storage areas

Other duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sourcing/transporting materials for other departments, most notably building operations
  • Transporting costume dry cleaning during run of shows to and from the cleaners
  • Longer range driving for pickups (almost exclusively within Southern Ontario)
  • Coordinating hazardous waste pickup/drop-off (we occasionally use spray paints)
  • Collecting materials for our archives and delivering them to the University of Guelph
  • Arrange and pickup donations of costumes and props from the community

Diversity and Equal Opportunity

In our desire to reflect the world and our community in all areas of our work, the Grand Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, race, or gender identity.

Timeline

The Driver is typically employed from mid-July to late-April with a 2-week layoff in late-December on a recurring basis. This season, we’re shifting some roles in the Production department to cover a maternity leave, and need someone to drive from March 5th through April 27th as well. This posting will remain open until filled.

Contact

Please send applications with a cover letter and resume by email to:

Paul Fujimoto-Pihl
Technical Director
pfujimotopihl [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

 

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