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  • CONSTRUCTION & PREMISES MANAGER

    The Court Theatre is seeking to employ an experienced Construction and Premises Manager with extensive theatre knowledge and construction skills to join the production team.

     

    THE ROLE

    The Construction & Premises Manager reports directly to the Production Manager and receives direct reports from the Workshop supervisor. The role will require collaboration with other production departments, providing support to the set workshop and advice on Health and Safety requirements.

    RESPONSIBLE TO: PRODUCTION MANAGER

    RESPONSIBLE FOR: WORKSHOP STAFF, WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR

    • Workshop Management: to oversee the set workshop, associated staff and related construction of the theatre’s productions with the support of the workshop supervisor.
    • Facilities Management: to oversee repairs, maintenance and improvements. To liaise with contractors to ensure smooth operation of premises and regular maintenance checks are completed.
    • Repairs & Maintenance: to operate repairs and maintenance of the theatre’s facilities. This includes the day-to-day management of the workshop facilities and equipment of the theatre as determined by the Business Manager and the Production Manager.
    • Health & Safety Officer: to monitor workplace health, safety and welfare, in addition to assessing risks and hazards in association with the Production Manager and Heads of Department. To ensure the necessary documentation is completed and all staff and contractors are kept updated and comply with legislation. To assess and implement the training needs for staff to carry out their duties in a safe environment.

    SKILLS:

    • The position demands a commitment to creative excellence in the delivery of all work and the ability to be flexible in problem solving.
    • High attention to detail with regards to the theatre’s statutory obligations and health and safety requirement is essential.
    • While responsibility for individual outcomes is essential, so too is the ability to work as part of a team.
    • The Construction Manager will be expected to collaborate with the designers and directors of each production with regard to the appearance and/or function of any object, special effect, setting or set dressing.
    • From time to time the Construction Manager and workshops are required to provide Construction services for the company outside of staged productions.
    • The Construction Manager, must comply with and promote, company policies.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. To promote a professional company image when dealing with the public and suppliers at all times.
    2. To operate and care for the theatre’s equipment as instructed and in a safe manner.
    3. To ensure a safe and healthy environment for all staff and visitors and safeguard, implement and report on all matters of Health and Safety in compliance with legislation.
    4. To manage and work with the Workshop Supervisor and workshop team.
    5. To ensure that all work areas are compliant with Health and Safety legislation.
    6. To ensure that staff/volunteers have the necessary supervision, training and equipment to carry out tasks.
    7. To assist in other areas of the theatre as necessary.
    8. To perform any other reasonable tasks which may, from time to time, be required.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. To plan, in consultation with the Production Manager, the workshop staffing schedules for the efficient running the department.
    2. Recruit and manage all workshop staff in consultation with the Production Manager.
    3. To manage all construction schedules and planning in conjunction with the Workshop supervisor.
    4. To arrange professional development training, compliance training and training for workshop staff in use of tools and equipment.
    5. To induct all workshop staff and volunteers and manage working conditions.
    6. To work with the Workshop Supervisor to distribute tasks on each production and to work closely and collaboratively with all heads of department.
    7. To ensure the workshop department operates within budgets and that set designs are achievable within budgets and resources.
    8. To provide hazard management plans for each production.
    9. To oversee set designs with regards to concept and working drawings and to advise designers on health and safety associated with designs.
    10. To ensure the security of all theatre’s areas, tools and equipment.
    11. To ensure that all work areas are kept clean and tidy and comply with legislation and regulations that may apply.
    12. To attend and report to Production Meetings.
    13. To manage the maintenance and repairs of the theatre’s buildings.
    14. To ensure, in consultation with the Production Manager, that the theatre’s statutory obligations are met. This includes, but is not limited to: access for the disabled, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Holidays Act 1981 and the employment contracts Act 1991.
    15. Accurate and prompt record keeping as determined by the Production Manager.
    16. Review current procedures with a view to improving and adopting a ‘best practice’ approach to work.
    17. To propose to the Production Manager the purchase and maintenance of tools and equipment and maintain adequate stocks of materials.
    18. To provide hands-on assistance in other production areas as required.
    19. To be available for consultation on an ongoing basis.

    RESOURCES AVAILABLE

    The resources available to the Construction Manager are:

    • Set Construction staff members, one Workshop Supervisor.
    • Casual staff as budgeted in consultation with the Production Manager.
    • Support from within the organisation is available from the Chief Executive, Artistic Director, Business Manager and the Production Manager.

    AUTHORITY

    The Construction Manager has the authority to:

    • Purchase goods and services as necessary within budgets, in consultation with the Production Manager.
    • Hire casual Workshop staff after consultation with the Production Manager and within budget.
    • Manage the Workshop areas of the theatre and storage to effect previously agreed results as determined at regular review meetings.

    SKILLS:

    • The position demands a commitment to creative excellence in the delivery of all work and the ability to be flexible in problem solving.
    • Construction and DYI skills are essential.
    • High attention to detail with regards to the theatre’s statutory obligations and health and safety requirement is essential.
    • While responsibility for individual outcomes is essential, so too is the ability to work as part of a team.
    • The Construction Manager will be expected to collaborate with the designers and directors of each production with regard to the appearance and/or function of any object, special effect, setting or set dressing.
    • Ability to operate within budgets and evaluate that set designs are achievable within budgets and resources.
    • Previous experience in theatre.
    • Ability to anticipate and prioritise.
    • Full Driver license.

    The successful applicant will be pro-active and self-motivated and will need to have excellent communication skills and an understanding of timelines and budgets. This is a position in a creative work environment and there is regularly a need to liaise one-on-one and as part of a team, as well as liaising with the Theatre’s finance and administration staff.

    The usual place of work is The Court Theatre, Addington in Christchurch. This is a permanent full-time position. A willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings is essential.

    Please send your cover letter and CV to the Production Manager:  flore.charbonnier@courttheatre.org.nz or The Court Theatre, PO Box 268, Christchurch 8140.

    Applications close on Sunday 6th August 2017.

    Role starts: 21 August 2017.

  • Sound Designer

    Sound Designer / Independent contractor – casual job

    The Court Theatre Christchurch is seeking applications for the position of Sound Designer for its upcoming productions.

    The sound designer is responsible for coordinating and articulating the sound plot of the production in conjunction with the artistic vision communicated by the Director. They are responsible for sourcing and acquiring such sound and music deemed necessary to fulfil theirs and the director’s artistic objectives. Available resources include access to the Court Theatre’s existing sound library, iTunes account and other reasonable online or physical resources subject to budget constraints as outlined via contract. Access to a sound editing computer running Logic Pro X is also available for the duration of the contract period. A knowledge of audio editing is desirable as is a familiarity with Qlab audio playback software.  

    The successful applicant will be pro-active and self-motivated and ideally would have prior technical skills and be looking for some casual technical work. Prior experience at working in theatre and operating shows would be advantageous. This is a position in a creative work environment. An ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential.

    The usual place of work is The Court Theatre, Addington in Christchurch. This is a casual position. A willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings is essential.

    If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your cover letter and CV to the Production Manager:  flore.charbonnier@courttheatre.org.nz or The Court Theatre, PO Box 268, Christchurch 8140.

    Applications close on Sunday 20th August 2017.

  • Casual Construction Staff

    The Court Theatre seeks casual staff for occasional work at the theatre.

    The Court is looking to increase its pool of contacts of:

    • Carpenters
    • Metalworkers
    • Scenic artists
    • Mechanists
    • Costume makers
    • Prop makers

    If you have these skills, live in Christchurch and are interested in working with one of New Zealand’s leading arts organisations, please send your brief CV as well as any relevant qualifications/accreditations to ioan.bramhall@courttheatre.org.nz.

    Please note that this is not a permanent/fixed hour role, but an opportunity to be added to The Court’s database of workers. People expressing interest may be contacted show by show/as needed; rates and hours by mutual agreement.