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Seeking casual, on-call Skilled Labourers & Grips

Casual on-call skilled labourers and grips

Position Summary
Assists in the maintenance and operations of the GNW Scene Shop; and installations and deinstallations (strikes) of specified projects.

Organization Description
Elia Kirby Productions Ltd (EKP Ltd.), doing business as the Great Northern Way Scene Shop (GNW), is a production services and custom fabrication company that builds sets, installations, and displays. With a diverse client-base that includes large institutions (e.g. Vancouver Art Gallery) to small nonprofits (e.g. Pacific Theatre) to corporate companies (e.g. TED Talks, Moment Factory, MEC), GNW operates year-round to produce an array of scenic projects and installations. Located at the western edge of the False Creek Flats and within the Arts Factory building, the GNW Scene Shop is dedicated to supporting Greater Vancouver's cultural community while providing employment to local artisans and craftspeople.

Work Performed

  • Assists with the loading and unloading of materials and sets from trucks, hand-trucks, etc.
  • Works with project leads to assist in the installation and deinstallation (strike) of designs and/or projects at the shop and occasionally off-site
  • Receives and warehouses materials and other items for use in the shop, and ensures proper storage
  • Assists in clearing and organization of building, paint, and fabrication areas so that they are ready for safe and efficient work
  • Assists in the coordination of shop space and resource allocations and helps to prepare projects for installation off-site
  • Assists with efficient plant operations including regular maintenance and cleaning duties
  • Follows shop and facility procedures to maintain a safe and effective work environment

Working Conditions

GNW is currently located at 281 Industrial Ave, Vancouver BC. Off-site work mainly takes place at various locations throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Working conditions include working at heights on scaffolding and/or on a ladder, and/or in a high-reach (aerial lift); fumes or airborne particles requiring the use of a respirator; working with or around paint/solvents/aerosols (e.g. spray paints). Working in non-weather conditions that may be wet, or humid, in extreme cold or heat; working with or near compressed gas cylinders or tanks; working with or near toxic or caustic chemicals, hazardous chemicals, fluorescent lamps or batteries. Exposure to loud noise levels. Outdoor weather conditions include direct sunlight, wind and rain


  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience
  • Experience in the fields of technical theatre, production services, event logistics, and/or labour services, is an asset
  • Must be able to safely lift and carry up to 50 lbs/22 kg and effectively use handtrucks, carts, and other safe methods of moving items
  • Some knowledge of production and safety practices in the entertainment industry
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to understand and follow directions and ask questions when things are unclear
  • Experience using customer service skills to maintain positive working relationships with clients, vendors, and venue staff
  • Steel toe boots/shoes and work clothes are required

Employment Terms
This is a casual, on-call position. Calls are based on project and operational needs and work is not guaranteed.  Evening and weekends are required based on project schedules. Shop hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.


Application Instructions
Send a resume and two references to Please no phone calls. As an equal opportunity employer, GNW encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Posting Date
June 20, 2019

Application Deadline
Taking applications until staffing needs are met.