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Rigging Technician – New Production Hawai'i – Resident Shows

Cirque du Soleil · 30+ days ago
***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 – Hawai’i – Resident Shows Division
Full-Time Position
This position is for a new creation that will be housed in the Outrigger Hotel in Waikiki Hawai’i.  The show is planning for a late fall opening with load-in and creation through spring and summer 2024. Please note that there may be exceptional delays in this recruitment process as these positions will be staffed gradually. We thank you for your understanding.
We are looking for a Rigging Technician to bring support to our Rigging team. In this position, you will be responsible for the operation of Rigging equipment during rehearsals, performances or any show-related tasks related to this position. You will also be key in ensuring Rigging equipment is safely setup, used and maintained, as well as assisting with inventory and safety inspections. The ideal candidate for this position will have a team player mindset as well as the ability to handle contingencies and work well under pressure. They should have effective communication skills as this position could communicate on the headset often.
The Rigging Technician will:
-          Operate Rigging equipment during performances and rehearsals; 
-          Ensure the safe setup, use and maintenance of Rigging equipment used by Artists during performances, rehearsals and training periods by completing inspections in a timely manner; 
-          Maintain cue track documentation and participate in cue track rotation, as directed; 
-          Update all necessary maintenance and inspection records/documentation and ensure rigging equipment is in compliance with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group established policies and standards; 
-          Assist with inventory by identifying any additional Rigging equipment that may be required and communicate with Lead when necessary; 
-          Participate in special projects, including the construction and installation of new show elements, and interdepartmental projects that include Rigging elements or other needs that may fall within the department’s specialty, as directed; Maintain flexible schedule for such projects; 
-          Inspect, maintain and repair stage equipment, including acrobatic equipment and update maintenance and inspection records;
-          Maintain cue track documentation and participate in cue track rotation to run the performances, rehearsals, and trainings;
-          Develop a thorough knowledge of all Rigging department equipment specific to the production in order to operate equipment safely;
-          Work with technical management to establish and maintain training and backup plans to ensure continuity of performance operations of the department in the event of unexpected failure of a system, component or piece of equipment;
-          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;
-          Contribute to a safe and positive working environment at all times by adhering to and following all Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group standards, values, policies and regulations pertaining to safety using equipment and established working methods;
-          Assist other departments when necessary for cross-departmental support;
-          Complete other job-related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
-          At least two years of previous experience working on large scale production shows;  Previous aerial, acrobatic or theatrical Rigging is a plus; 
-          Ability to work, climb and maneuver in heights;
-          Previous experience working with maintenance programs;
-          Ability to train to operate various lifts and heavy equipment;
-          Previous experience as an acrobatic and theatrical Rigger for large-scale productions, Synthetic Rope Splicing and Wire Rope Inspection an asset;
-          Working knowledge of ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2020, ANSI E1.43-2016;
-          Working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook; Experience working with AutoCAD/Vectorworks/Solidworks an asset;
-          Formal fall protection and overall safety training;  Rope Access and High Angle Rescue is an asset;
-          Ability to obtain OSHA 10 course completion card;
-          ETCP certification an asset;
-          Availability to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays; 
-          Fluent in English, both written and spoken;
-          Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts;
-          Knowledge of basic theatrical rigging;  basic mechanics, electricity and electronics is an asset;
-          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;
-          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.
The hourly rate for this position is $36 USD/hour.
This rate is location-specific and compensation in other geographies may vary.

** Please note: This position is required to be on-site in Hawai’i. There will be no relocation assistance provided for this position.**
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.

Last updated on Mar 8, 2024

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Cirque du SoleilCirque du Soleil is a Quebec-based live entertainment company that specializes in circus arts and acrobatics. It has performed in over 300 cities around the world.
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