Venue Technician

Date Posted: May 25, 2023
Application Deadline: Jun 09, 2023
Start Date: Jun 26, 2023

Salary From: 55K To 65K
Province: Ontario
Region: Halton Region
City: Burlington
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre offers the best in performing arts to Burlington, nurtures and supports local presenters and producers, and engages the citizens of Burlington in meaningful arts experiences, animating the community and enriching people’s lives.

Job Description


The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) is a vibrant, Gold LEED Certified venue, a presenter, a cultural developer, an educator and a community hub.  The facility features a 720-seat Main Stage; a 165-seat Community Studio Theatre; a bright and spacious Family Lobby and an outdoor Plaza.  BPAC presents a diverse season of professional entertainment, featuring over 70 performances each year in every genre, as well an Education Series, festivals, workshops and community engagement events. BPAC is also a rental facility, working with local community groups, promoters, dance competitions, corporate events and more.  The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees, volunteers, patrons and artists.


In a collaborative team environment, provide technical support to the Technical Department in the areas of Livestreaming, Lighting, Audio, Video, Stage Carpentry and Rigging. Ensure the smooth operations of all events. The Venue Technician will have strength and experience in all aspects of video projection, broadcasting and computer networking as their area of primary are of expertise and be competent in the other areas.
Provide services for the Technical Department including operating theatre equipment, equipment maintenance, mentoring of community users and assistance with facility maintenance duties as required.
Technical Operations                                               
  • Livestreaming – Coordinate all aspects of video production including broadcasting, networking and editing.
  • Lighting Technician – Create effective lighting for dance, theatre, musical theatre and all types of concerts. Hang, circuit, colour and focus conventional and moving lights. Program and operate computerized lighting consoles. Operate a follow spotlight. Install and program DMX and network-based control systems.
  • Audio Technician - Set up / install microphones, mixing consoles, effects and dynamics processing, playback devices, amplifiers, and speaker systems for events as necessary. Troubleshoot, operate and mix sound for various events including theatre, musical theatre, spoken word, amplified music concerts and dance;
  • Program DSP based audio systems when required. Program and operate audio playback systems such as Qlab for theatrical use
  • Set up, troubleshoot and operate video projection systems.
  • Stage Technician - Set up scenery and staging for all types of event. Repair scenic elements, rig flying scenery, operate single purchase fly system and perform scene changes for all types of events.
  • Fulfill a crew head position in one of the areas of Livestreaming, Lighting, Audio or Stage Carpentry & Rigging as required.
  • Direct and supervise casual production staff as required.
  • Provide technical support, training and mentoring to community users
  • Follow policies and procedures and established operational guidelines for equipment and systems related to the Technical Department
  • Direct theatre and room set-ups according to contracts for programs and events.
  • Keep abreast of technical theatre technology and changes within the industry.
Technical Equipment & Facility Maintenance                                                                                 
  • Maintain audio, lighting and rigging systems and equipment.
  • Perform daily, monthly and annual inspections of equipment and theatrical systems.
  • Assist Operations Manager with maintaining and monitoring physical facility
  • Assist with maintaining an annual equipment inventory as well as a replacement and life span schedule
Health and Safety                                                                 
  • In conjunction with the Operations Manager and the Technical Supervisor implement, follow and monitor established policies and procedures related to Health and Safety
  • Monitor all activities in areas accessible to user groups to ensure safe and orderly behavior and procedures with an emphasis on WSIB and WHMIS regulations.
  • Maintain valid First Aid and CPR certificate;
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety policies and practices are followed


Position Requirements
  • Diploma or degree in technical production
  • 3 - 5 years recent experience in the technical operations of a professional performing arts centre or a major entertainment venue.
  • A sound knowledge of the performance arts industry and relevant governing legislation.
  • Demonstrated experience operating theatrical lighting consoles, audio consoles, theatrical rigging systems, personnel lifts, gala orchestra lift operation, video projection equipment and power and hand tools.
  • Excellent understanding of IT and computer networking
  • Motivated individual with proven initiative and excellent time and project management skills.
  • Professional, proven customer service skills with demonstrated interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team environment, liaise with key external and internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization and the public.
  • First Aid training, WHMIS training and Fall Arrest training
  • Knowledge of, and a demonstrated commitment to health and safety
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license, Class “G”, with a clean driving record.

Additional Info:

HOURS OF WORK:  Full-time, salaried position based on a 40-hour work-week although longer hours may be required on occassion.  The position requires flexible hours and will include substantial evening and weekend work.
SALARY RANGE: Competitive and commensurate with experience, plus an excellent, comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply:

PLEASE SUBMIT covering letter and curriculum vitae to             
Reference Venue Technician in the subject line.     No phone calls please
CLOSING DATE:          
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023. We thank all applicants, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees, volunteers, patrons and artists.  BPAC is actively interested in supporting BIPOC peoples and members of the LGBTQ+ communities and we encourage members of those communities to apply. We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

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