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Full-time Assistant Head of Tent - LUZIA, KURIOS

at Cirque du Soleil (Anywhere)

  • Interested candidates should apply online at: http://bit.ly/1lK1e1e **

Regular position
Number of positions to fill: 2 (1 per show – LUZIA, KURIOS)
Expected start date: January 2016
(Subject to change)

Reporting to the Site Operations Director and working under the supervision of the Head of Tent, you will be required to:

Support the Head of Tent in all aspects of tent infrastructure maintenance, setup and tear-down;
Participate in the maintenance of the site infrastructures;
Participate in the daily inspection of the tent infrastructure;
Coordinate the setup and tear-down in cooperation with the Head of Tent;
Research and purchase tent supplies;
Assist the Site Operations Department in updating the preventive maintenance and inspection program and infrastructure installation and operations procedures;
Assist the Technical team in protecting the show’s integrity;
Comply with all local and regional rules and regulations regarding safety and tent equipment;
Supervise quality maintenance, cleanliness and security on site;
Participate in any other projects assigned by the Site Operations Director.

Responsibilities:

Maintain and repair canvas and other structures in compliance with the infrastructure preventive maintenance and inspection program set by IHQ;
Assist with the setup and tear-down of canvas and other structures in compliance with infrastructure installation and operating procedures set by IHQ;
Inform IHQ of modifications made to canvas and other structures in order to keep the preventive maintenance and inspection program and infrastructure installation and operating procedures up to date;
Develop maintenance schedules in cooperation with the Head of Tent and IHQ;
Develop setup and tear-down schedules in cooperation with the Head of Tent and the Site Operations Director;
Supervise supernumerary personnel during setup and tear-down and for special projects;
Participate in show call and/or morning inspections on site;
Remain on call for emergencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

Vocational or technical diploma;
2 to 4 years of experience in a similar position;
Tour experience an asset;
Basic knowledge of tent or big top maintenance;
Knowledge of rigging;
Knowledge of workplace safety and fall prevention;
Ability to work high above the ground;
Ability to drive a forklift and operate other heavy machinery;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software for Windows;
Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, fluency in French is an asset;
Available to tour full-time and work in foreign countries;
Ability to work long hours and under pressure.



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Published 07-12-2015