Assistant Props - Affiliate Shows Division
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
IT / Development
***Le poste étant situé aux États-Unis, la description de poste est disponible uniquement en anglais.***As this position in based in the United States, the job description is available in English only.***Assistant Props– PAW Patrol Live! – The Great Pirate AdventureTouring PositionStart Date: Travel 3/11/2022; Begin Work 3/12/2022End Date: 8/8/2022 for Tour RefurbPossibility of continuing into the 2022 – 2023 touring season **Are you ready for a big leap? The last few months have been a real series of acrobatics and contortions for the entire entertainment industry. At Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, we remain ambitious and passionate about our work, and we always know how to get back on our feet. Our brand is alive and well today, and we look forward to bringing our shows back to our audiences with new health and safety measures, ensuring the well-being of our employees and fans.Our hearts are pounding at the thought of reopening our tours, theatres and big tops across the world and we are excited for the future of our company!Hold your breath and dive into the action: are you ready to work for one of Cirque du Soleil’s most iconic shows? We are looking for a Assistant Props whose role, as part of the props team, will be to assist the Head Props in operation of the props department, staff and local labor, including assembly of the scenery and construction of properties, dance floor, and stage skirting. To assist Head Props and VSTAR Production Services (VPS) production shop staff with the assembly of prop elements during the production period and to maintain the quality of the elements throughout the tour. Execute any cues or prop duties that need to be done on stage during performances, under the supervision of the Head Props and or the Production Stage Manager. Functions as a “hands on” tour assistant carpenter working with technical staff to provide maintenance and upkeep of the assigned event carpentry schedules.The Assistant Props will assist and work with the Head Props to: Supervise local crewsLoad-in;Assembly of scenic elements;The layout of all dance flooring and stage skirting;Troubleshoot encountered technical problems;Inform Head Carpenter of any problems requiring shop assistance;Work with Head Props to create a cue sheet of all performance cues and changes during production;Implement corrections, as directed and necessary to maintain and/ or improve the look of the show from both performance and crew standpoints;Establish and maintain positive working relationships with vendors, clients and other company members;Work with Head Props during production to prepare the assigned show for touring, including accepting training for set-up of the property elements, cueing all shifts for the scenic and props part of the event, marking & labeling of all items, standard refurbishment of scenic and property elements and crating and creation of an accurate truck loading plan;Ability to perform assigned duties and responsibilities under minimal supervision, recognizing when assistance is required;Willingness to assist other departments on projects with short deadlines and/or peak workload;Ability to develop and maintain sufficient working knowledge of associated fields to effectively perform assigned responsibilities;Adheres to and enforces all established guidelines and safety procedures outlined in the VSTAR Road Crew handbook;Maintain a positive working relationship with all VSTAR employeesAll other duties as assigned.The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:At least 0-3 years of experience;Understands theatrical terms and directions;Ability to work as a member of team; can comprehend and follow oral, written and diagram instructions;Able to work extensive and irregular work hours; early morning, afternoon, evening, late evening, weekend, and holidays is common;Active IATSE member or will join union;If applicable for the tours travel schedule must be, and remain in good standing with all proper authorities throughout the Services Period, including maintaining the validity of one’s passport and the ability to enter/exit Canada.Provide full and complete proof of vaccination for COVID-19, including booster shot, emanating from competent public health authorities or any reputable and recognized private health organization or establishment;Verification of the right to work in the United States, 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 the one’s identity and work authorization;Able to pass a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education, and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.;Able to travel 100% of the time including by plane, train, bus & other modes of transportation;Live and work in one or more different cities every week.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “Occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more working time.While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the employee will frequently stand, jump, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, push, pull, reach above shoulders, move from place to place use foot/feet to operate machine, use hands to fingers, handle or touch;Will occasionally lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds and frequently lift, push, pull up to 25 pounds;Will regularly sit, talk, and listen;Specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The employee works in a theatrical production environment and is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is loud. The work environment can have dust present at times.The employee works in an environment that:Frequently exposed to hot stage lightsFrequently exposure to chemicals and scentsFrequently uses one or two hands, including squeezing and grippingFrequently wear battery pack and microphoneFrequently is physically close to othersFrequent contact with props that may include but not limited to dust, feathers, metal, wood, or waterRegularly exposed to uneven footings/groundCirque 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.