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House Technician II

City of Guelph

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  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 5 months ago
  • Closing Date: June 2, 2023
  • Location: Guelph
  • Salary: $29.68-$36.42 per hour

Company Overview

When you join the City of Guelph, you join a team of 2000 full and part-time employees who deliver services the community relies on every day. Together, we are bringing to life Guelph’s vision of an inclusive, connected, and prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment. 

As a regional top employer, the City of Guelph values its employees and offers competitive salaries, excellent benefit packages, opportunities for professional development, a healthy work-life balance, and many roles with flexible work options. Our corporate values are integrity, service, inclusion, wellness, and learning. Guelph is consistently ranked as one of the best places in Canada to live, work, and play—all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job Description

Hours of Work

40 hours per week, Sunday through Saturday, scheduled per the Collective Agreement. Schedule will vary but will be mainly afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts. Flexibility is required. 


Your Role

  • Ensure a safe working environment for artists and crew. Ensure that all stage crew on the stage wear prescribed PPE and follow established safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintain, move, and operate stage equipment, including raising and lowering of orchestra pit, removal, storage and replacement of orchestra pit seating, moving and setting up risers, and loading in, setting up and loading out equipment.
  • Safely call or operate the fly pipes and work with all departments to ensure correct fly pipes are brought into the deck and taken out, that drapes, scenery, and equipment are safely attached, and that counter weighting is done in the correct sequence.
  • Safely assess and produce rigging requirements for flats, flys, drops silks and any other flown equipment.
  • Running a small shop that contains saws, drills, presses and more.
  • Orchestrate with house crew on carpentry projects and maintenance
  • Coordinate the set-up, tear-down and storage of the acoustic shell.
  • Clean, repair and paint stage deck.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local stage crew, River Run Centre staff, artists, artist management and touring crew from start of show call until completion of load out.
  • Ensure staging equipment; including acoustic banners, risers, stairs, ladders, tools, draperies, and rigging supplies are maintained in safe working condition.
  • Support other House Technicians as required.
  •  Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Experience related to the duties above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 diploma plus a 3 year community college diploma in Technical Production, in theatre or a related field and 4-5 years ecperience in theatre systems, lighting, sound, carpentry, and rigging. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Thorough understanding of the workings of a road house environment and a background in concert, theatre, dance and industrial productions.
  • Problem-solving skills along with excellent customer service, interpersonal and team skills.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and an understanding and commitment to safe working practices.
  • Able to perform physical requirements of position: lift 25 kg. objects, climb ladders etc.
  • Must understand the needs of the performing arts/entertainment sector, corporations, community groups, educational institutions, and other potential clients.
  • Time management skills including the ability to multi-task, work with deadlines, and work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  •  Attention to detail and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).


$29.68-$36.42 per hour

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Friday, June 2, 2023. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 5 months ago
  • Closing Date: June 2, 2023
  • Location: Guelph
  • Salary: $29.68-$36.42 per hour