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On-Call Rigging Technician

Cirque du Soleil

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted September 22, 2022.

***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.***
Rigging Technician
On-Call Position

Are you interested in the circus life? Do you have experience in theater or have a transferrable skill that we utilize daily? We are looking for On-Call Rigging Technicians to work on an as-needed basis, primarily during the evenings, so this could be the perfect opportunity for you to make some extra money! In this position, you will be in charge of ensuring the safe setup, use and maintenance of rigging equipment, as well as assist with inventory and safety inspections. The Rigging Technician will also be tasked with operating the rigging equipment during performances. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a “team player” spirit who can work autonomously and make sound decisions while under pressure.

The Rigging Technician will:
– Assist the Supervisor in ensuring the safe setup, use and maintenance of Rigging equipment used by artists during performances, rehearsals and training periods;
– Maintain cue track documentation and participate in cue track rotation as directed;
– Inspect and maintain equipment and systems as directed;
– Operate Rigging equipment during performances and rehearsals;
– Implement, document and ensure compliance with the rigging equipment safety inspection program;
– Assist with inventory and, if necessary, identify any additional rigging equipment that may be required;
– Ensure the security of facilities at all times, and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations;
– Adhere to standards and regulations pertaining to the safety of rigging equipment’s, and comply with safe working methods;
– Assist with the maintenance of technical equipment;
– Operate mechanized devices, or equipment, by running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts and passenger vehicles;
– Update maintenance and inspection records within Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as other show specific software such as maintenance databases;
– Adhere to and promote all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations as they pertain to the safe operation of all elements related to the show; participate in all required health and safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training;
– Develop a thorough knowledge of Rigging equipment specific to the production in order to operate it safely;
– Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, by developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time;
– Participate in special projects including the installation of new automated show elements, and interdepartmental projects that include automated elements or other needs that may fall within the technician’s specialty as directed;
– Perform all other job-related duties as requested.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
– College diploma (or equivalent) in live entertainment or theatre production (or equivalent work experience);
– At least 3 years of previous experience as a Rigger; experience with aerial/human rigging an asset;
– Ability to work high above the ground (climbing abilities essential);
– Good general understanding of all technical aspects of a show is a strong asset;
– Ability to operate mechanized devices, or equipment, by running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts and passenger vehicles;
– Ability to perform the essential functions of the job including, but not limited to: crouching, kneeling, standing, lifting, sometimes for extended amounts of time; lifting at least 50lbs unassisted, etc.; Full list of essential functions will be sent in the offer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;
– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, …);
– 10-hour OSHA course completion card required;
– Ability to handle contingencies;
– Personnel management/leadership experience an asset;
– Fluent in English, both written and spoken;
– Verification of the right to work in the United States for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, 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 one’s identity and work authorization;
– Although not a pre-employment condition, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated. If requested, reasonable accommodations will be considered.

Cirque 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.