We are one of the world's preeminent dance entertainment companies, encompassing touring theatrical productions, dance workshops, photo and video production, corporate events and apparel. With a broad range of business prospects and a reach of over 500,000 dancers annually, we are largely responsible for the transformation of the dance entertainment industry.
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We are currently seeking Crew Chiefs for our upcoming tours in the United States, Canada and Mexico. A valid passport and ability to enter Mexico and Canada is mandatory for this position. Applicants must have a basic knowledge of theatrical production, including audio, video and lighting, as well as extensive knowledge in personnel and production management. This is a position for technicians ready to take the next step into a leadership role.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
- booking stagehand labor, production assistants and on-site security local to that tour city
- communicating dock location and call times to your tour truck drivers
- participating in a weekly production recap meeting with convention staff
You will also be required to come into the warehouse on the Wednesday before each tour city for a full day (9:00am-6:00pm). You are expected to work at least 1 to 2 weeks in advance when preparing for your upcoming tour cities.
- running local stagehand crew and department heads (video, audio, lighting) from load-in through load-out.
- ensure equipment is maintained either through self-servicing equipment, or informing BTFP office only if equipment cannot be repaired on the road.
This is a physical position and you will be expected to help load and unload trucks, set up staging, and assist with A/V and lighting setup if needed. You are there from beginning to end of each load-in and load-out.
- Ability to oversee crews of 15-20 people. You are expected to keep each of your departments moving simultaneously through load in and load out.
- Knowledge of dance conventions and competitions is a major plus, but not required. Please include this in your resume.
- Portable staging assembly, basic conventional/intelligent lighting, audio, and video experience.
- Ability to work long hours in a high-stress theatrical production environment.
Time Commitment and Travel
Applicant must be available for all cities of the tour they are assigned. During show weekends, you will be flown out of Los Angeles on Thursday, and return on Monday from any of Los Angeles' major airports. Break the Floor covers all flight, hotel and transportation to and from the host city airport. You are responsible for getting to and from the airport in LA.
Prior to each tour, you will need to commit to a minimum two weeks of paid training and shop work to prepare for the tour at our production facility in North Hollywood, CA. This training period will start in late September and October.
Please email your resume and past experience with CREW CHIEF APPLICATION in the subject line.