Assistant Facility Operator, Chatham Capitol Theatre

Post Date: 
December 8, 2017
Closing date: 
December 19, 2017
Assistant Facility Operator
Chatham Capitol Theatre
238 King St W
Chatham, ON N7M 1E7
Job Description: 

The Assistant Facility Officer (Capitol Theatre) ensures the safe operation of Theatre technical requirements (lighting, sound, other) and maintains a safe building environment for the Chatham Capitol Theatre. The Assistant Facility Officer (Capitol Theatre) includes a wide range of tasks and duties such as: setup and operation of lighting and sound systems, building maintenance/operation, facility setup for Theatre performance requirements, rentals, exhibitions, and special events. Position may occasionally operate lighting and sound systems for events at the Kiwanis Theatre.

About Chatham Capitol Theatre:

The Chatham Capitol Theatre section of the Community Attraction and Leisure Services (CALS) division is responsible for a 1,208 seat entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Chatham, Ontario. Led by the Manager, Chatham Capitol Theatre, section staff attract a variety of entertainment options to Chatham-Kent, provide programming space for local groups, and ensure the smooth operation of a financially responsible Chatham Capitol Theatre and box office.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Execute room setups/takedowns as required by variety of user groups
  • Set up and operation of specialized lighting as required
  • Knowledge and use of sound equipment systems: PA systems, amps, mixing consoles
  • Technical equipment; i.e. Lifts - scheduling maintenance; HVAC system troubleshooting; operation of lighting, sound and other audio visual equipment and related equipment
  • Assist with specific exhibit changeovers as directed by providing sound, lighting, audio, visual and standard carpentry techniques to design and build custom display pieces and install works
  • Assist with transportation of technical equipment within a reasonable radius
  • Ensure fire and other emergency equipment is operational and in place: fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, pull stations, sprinklers, water curtain, annunciator panel, maintain fire log book, AED
  • Carry out daily, weekly, monthly and yearly care of the general facility and small equipment to ensure facility and equipment are clean, operational, and safe for optimal usage
  • Maintain a controlled environment throughout the facility, including securing and locking-up of buildings, and the safety of public facility users
  • Ability to troubleshoot, recommend and apply solutions to a wide variety of building and or technical equipment or related issues/ uses
  • Responding to any unanticipated or emergency situations that might occur (e.g. heating or a/c units break down in sensitive areas; theatre equipment does not work, fire or security alarms)
  • Minor maintenance repairs; plumbing, light bulbs, ballasts, clearing drains, rebuilding toilets, minor electrical and equipment repairs, related equipment
  • Knowledge and use of: janitorial equipment, carpentry equipment, plumbing equipment, electrical equipment, lawn care equipment
  • Maintain physical attributes of the facility and associated mechanical and technical equipment
  • Purchase, rent and maintain equipment: lighting equipment and accessories, sound equipment and accessories, plumbing equipment, electrical equipment, cleaning/janitorial supplies, building maintenance supplies, paint, building materials, light bulbs, lawn care equipment, hand and power tools etc.
  • Assist specialized contractors/building maintenance supervisor with mechanical, electrical and HVAC maintenance as required
  • Consult with independent contractors and building supervisor on repairs/renovations as needed
  • General grounds maintenance: Landscaping, lawn cutting, edging, hedge / shrub trimming, tree pruning, occasional weed spraying, etc
  • Maintaining appropriate inventory of equipment, supplies
  • Assist with maintaining accurate building records, reports
  • Ensuring compliance with corporate policies and procedures (training, purchasing, H&S, etc)
  • Required to have excellent customer service skills due to the diverse range of clients (internal/external)

Essential Qualifications:

Ability to demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s Core Values and Competencies through a combination of education and experience: 

  • Secondary education and with related experience
  • Maintenance skills (i.e. upkeep of washrooms, carpets, floors, lighting fixtures, dusting of furniture, small repairs, upkeep of grounds around the building)
  • Ability to set up and operate lighting board, as required
  • Ability to set up and operate sound board/microphones and related technical equipment (DVDs, iPods, etc.)
  • Ability to operate power tools such as table saws, compressors, etc.
  • Ability to deal with people (including staff, general public, performers, rental customers) in a professional manner
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and shift priorities
  • Willing to work a flexible work schedule
  • Team player that contributes to a positive work environment
  • Willing to work in an energetic, fast paced environment
  • Self-starter, high level of initiative, works well independently and part of a team
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) (or other similar software program)
  • All new employees will be required to complete their Health & Safety and other on-line mandatory training on or before their first day of employment; other training (including Health & Safety policies) may also be required


  • Electrical safety training, plumbing safety training an asset
  • Carpentry experience as asset

Driver’s license/vehicle requirements:

Because this position would be required to travel, a valid Province of Ontario driver’s license with a reliable motor vehicle is necessary.

Police check requirements:

Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) (working with vulnerable persons) prior to commencement of employment.

Essential physical and/or safety requirements:

  • Working at heights, fall arrest etc. as related to use of lifts.
  • Considerable lifting, carrying, climbing, working in awkward positions, stooping for long periods and using fine motor skills
  • Long hours and weekend work
  • Usage of tall ladders (working from heights)
  • Usage of power tools (saws, drills etc.)
  • Handling large crates (in excess of 200 lbs)
  • Moving/set-up of Grand/Baby Grand Pianos
  • Bending: frequent kneeling, crouching, squatting, constant twisting
  • Walking: frequent balancing; constant walking on level surface
  • Reaching: frequent reaching above shoulder; constant reaching below shoulder, forward, handling
  • Lifting: frequent lifting waist, waist to shoulder, at shoulder, above shoulder, pushing at or above shoulder, pushing below shoulder, pulling at or above shoulder, pulling below shoulder, dragging; constant lifting floor to waist, overhead, carrying, transferring (may be in excess of 200 lbs or 90.72 kgs.)
  • Standing: constant standing inside, outside
  • Hands: constant fine finger dexterity (movement), gripping
  • Climbing: frequent ladders, stairs
  • Foot action: frequent 1 and 2 foot action

Other physical and/or safety requirements:

  • Bending: occasional stooping, crawling
  • Walking: occasional walking on level rough surface
  • Sitting: infrequent sitting in a chair, stool, vehicle seat
  • Reaching: occasional reaching backward
  • Hands: infrequent pinching, mousing
This temporary position has an hourly wage rate of $19,07 to $24.63, plus benefits following the successful completion of a probationary period, as per the CUPE 12.1 (2016-2020) collective agreement, as may be amended from time to time.

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a temporary Assistant Facility Officer with the Chatham Capitol Theatre for a period up to March 31, 2019. This position is scheduled as needed between 0-40 hours per week according to Theatre activities.

Additional Info: 

Preference given to CUPE 12.1 union members.

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