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BUSINESS UNIT: MARKET THEATRE FOUNDATION

STORES AND GENERAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

(REF:2019/08/06)

JOB PURPOSE

The post offers potential for the incumbent to grow a career in the Technical & Stage Services Department and to work under the guidance of Head of Technical & Services and Production Administrator to develop the Market Theatre Foundation’s technical stores into a hiring service for the arts sector.

To provide effective and efficient support to the Technical and Stage Services department. Responsible for, over and above principal accountability:

  • Set, props and costume storage and management
  • Maintenance support for the Stores and workshop
  • Rentals – of workshop and set, props and costume.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the Market Theatre Foundation’s theatre stores, workshop and render technical support services to the Market Theatre Foundation Stage & Technical Services Department Coordinate workshop space ■ Implement Occupational Health & Safety regulations for the workshop ■ Workshop maintenance and upkeep and liaison with outside users of the workshop when it is hired out ■ Keep a tool and stock registry and implement improvement strategies to support the Production Manager ■ Prepare set, props and costume for in-house productions and external hirers as well as return all set, props and costume to their allocated stores ■ Stores maintenance and upkeep – Manage set, props and costume inventory for productions ■ Work in conjunction with Sound and Lighting staff to maintain and improve stores ■ Act as a prop master for productions and hirers ■ Assist in the cataloguing of set, props and costume ■ Serve as a Stage Manager for Events – including but not limited to the Windybrow Arts Centre, Market Photo Workshop, Market Theatre Laboratory and booking related events ■ A background in stage management with basic skills in stage lighting and sound is advantageous ■ Run sound or lighting cues or both when required ■ Render support to the rental division with regard to technical stage services.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

■ Minimum 2-3 years technical and stores (workshop) maintenance related experience

■ Grade 12 (Matric)

■ Qualifications in Theatre studies, theatre technology or a related performing arts field

■ Preference will be given to an incumbent with stage management and theatre workshop experience

■ Basic accounting skills

■ Computer skills

■ Communication skills, both verbal & written with ability to communicate more than one South African official languages.

Interested persons who meet the requirements are invited to send a concise CV to the Human Resources Department via e-mail to vacancies@markettheatre.co.za

Please indicate the reference number of the post, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.

Should you not hear from us within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Enquiries may be directed to Phanuel Pooe @ (011) 832 1641

 THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: 21 August 2019

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