Stagecraft Assistant, Department of Theatre and Film *Sessional*

Job Number:
Assistant Technician 2
Date Posted:
June 14, 2018
Employee Group:
Hiring Range:
$16.14 - $17.52 per hour +6% vacation pay bi-weekly
Position Category:
Full-time, sessional
Probation/Trial Period:
910 working hours or six (6) months, whichever occurs first
Salary Range:
$16.14 - $17.52 per hour +6% vacation pay bi-weekly
Start Date:
October 1, 2018
Department of Theatre and Film
Winnipeg, MB
Job Type:
Close Date:
Professional Areas:

*Sessional – Approximately from October to April annually



  • Assists the Stagecraft Instructor in preparing for labs and in the in the regular maintenance of the shop and equipment.
  • Assists with set ups, moves and checking equipment for use.
  • Prepares and lays out materials for the current group of students.
  • Assists the Stagecraft Instructor in managing and overseeing student activities in labs.
  • Ensures students handle the shop tools and materials safely.
  • Supports students in the interpretation of drawings and plans to execute production tasks.
  • Occasionally supervises students in labs independently when necessary.
  • Observes records, assesses and advises the Stagecraft Instructor about student productivity in labs.
  • Assists the Stagecraft Instructor Assists in purchasing/maintaining supplies.
  • Researches and orders and arranges delivery of supplies under the direction of the Technical Supervisor.
  • Anticipates, plans and works with the Production Coordinator and the Stagecraft Coordinator to ensure lab and productions supplies are available for the student use.
  • Prepares student lab activities in the shop for the Stagecraft Instructor.
  • Assists in planning for the all production scenic requirements.
  • Assists the Stagecraft Instructor in selecting, packing and transporting required materials and tools for off campus presentations at the Gas Station Theatre and other venues.
  • Interacts with other faculty and suppliers in a professional manner.
  • Other related duties as required or assigned.



  • Minimum 2 years completed in an undergraduate university degree program with an emphasis in stagecraft and theatre production.
  • Training in the use of shop equipment and power tools in a theatrical context.
  • Three years’ experience with shop equipment in a theatrical context may be accepted in lieu of specific training.
  • Experience in shop equipment, power tool in a theatrical context (shop equipment maintenance and welding experience is an asset).
  • Experience in shop equipment maintenance is not required but would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).
  • Ability to learn and acquire new skills efficiently.
  • Ability to follow directions from Production Coordinator and Stagecraft Instructor.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization, prioritization and time management skills, to deal with multiple and tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS materials and procedures.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends with notice.


    The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.

    The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.