BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Surrey
Community Services Assistant 3 – Theatre Technician

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The City of Surrey Arts Services Division is seeking qualified Theatre Technicians to work in the Surrey Civic Theatres (SCT). Providing  the  focal  point  for  the  performing arts  in  Surrey,  the  Civic  Theatres  are comprised of three performance spaces:

  • The Surrey Arts Centre’s 405-seat Main Stage is a traditional proscenium stage and fly gallery located at Surrey Arts Centre. The theatre is the principle rental space for performing arts groups from Surrey and its surrounding communities.

  • The 129-seat Studio Theatre was completed in 2002, as part of a larger renovation project at the Surrey Arts Centre. Characterized as a black box theatre, the seating is fully retractable, which allows for a wide range of configurations and uses, from traditional theatre settings to cabaret style performances and meetings.

  • Centre Stage, which opened its doors in April 2014, is located in the Council Chambers at Surrey’s new City Hall. The space can be converted from the Council meeting space into a 200- seat performance theatre complete with state of the art sound, lighting and audio-visual equipment and raised stage area.

Employment Status
Union - CUPE Local 402


  • The CSA 3 Theatre Technician position provides an opportunity to work with a skilled team of theatre professionals in the facilitation of all aspects of technical production work for SCT (Surrey Arts Centre Main Stage and Studio and Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall).

  • SCT Technicians will also have the opportunity to provide production support for the Surrey International Children’s Festival which takes place annually in May in Bear Creek Park and the Surrey Arts Centre on 3 indoor and 2 outdoor covered stages.

  • In addition to facilitating events and productions SCT Technicians are responsible for a variety of ongoing maintenance projects in all three of the SCT venues.


  • Completion of grade 12 and some post-secondary education from a recognized institution.

  • Emergency First Aid certificate with CPR.

  • 2 years related experience in performing arts production or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience.

  • Please indicate on your resume specific models of lighting/sound consoles on which you have operating experience/training.

  • Festival and special event experience would be an asset.

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.

  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply at to Job ID 2805. Posting will remain posted until April 7, 2019.

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Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Arts & Cultural Services,Community Services
Posted: March 15, 2019, 10:05 am
Expires: April 7, 2019, 4:30 pm