En tournée | On Tour

Assistant Director - Site Operations - KURIOS | Assistant directeur - Opérations de site - KURIOS

Site & Infrastructure

Temps plein | Full-Time

Assistant Director - Site Operations
Permanent position
Life at Cirque is about sharing our passion and about creating wonder with talented colleagues, all the while delivering at the highest quality in a fast-moving environment. Boldness and curiosity are a part of our DNA and hopefully a part of yours too. Together, we work hard, juggle priorities, shift trajectories, have loads of fun and, above all, dare to reinvent ourselves and meet new challenges.
As an ambassador, you will be responsible for assisting the Director in all aspects of the show’s logistical operations, planning and budget management. More specifically, you will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks in close collaboration with the Director – Site Operations, the Director – Technical on tour and the Infrastructures Department at International Headquarters (IHQ).
Your responsibilities will entail:
- Act as a key collaborator and support the Director in all aspects of logistical operations related to the site, the performance, artistic quality and compliance with standards for the show;
- Oversee the Site Operations team and guide initiatives aimed at delivering a safe environment for employees and patrons;
- Supervise the site technicians and allocate their time to various teams on tour;
- Determine expectations, goals and performance criteria and evaluate these for each member of your team;
- Proceed with hiring, training and employee performance management, and ensure the mobilization of the team;
- Actively monitor company equipment and asset maintenance performed by the Site Operations team through logs and documentation, and report to the Director;
- Oversee, manage and execute logistics pertaining to the transport of tour equipment between cities, countries and continents;
- Coordinate advance work for upcoming cities, and work with support teams at IHQ to ensure the site is prepared properly and is ready for installation;
- Ensure the proper management of the inventory and customs tracking system as it pertains to site equipment;
- Support the Director and heads of department in the management of all tour equipment and ensure all programs related to equipment use, maintenance and acquisitions are applied in collaboration with the Infrastructures Department, the Tour Planning Department and the Senior Director – Technical Operations;
- Follow and maintain budgets established with the Director, and carry out tracking and forecasting to improve efficiency and implement cost-saving measures;
- Coordinate staff management and the planning and implementation of tear-down, set-up and city run operations for Infrastructures;
- Work with the Infrastructures Department to update the preventive maintenance and inspection program as well as installation and operating procedures for Infrastructures;
- Ensure policies and procedures are followed, including those related to health and safety;
- Coordinate health and safety training sessions and procedures according to the laws and company standards in effect.
We would like to meet you if you have:
- A university degree or equivalent work experience; a pertinent combination of academic background and professional experience will be considered;
- Eight to ten years’ experience in show business or events technical management;
- Touring experience;
- Flexibility, self-reliance, team spirit;
- Ability to handle contingencies and work well under pressure;
- Ability to adapt to change;
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
- Familiarity with Microsoft applications in the Windows environment;
- Knowledge of AutoCAD LT software;
- Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
- Availability to tour internationally full-time and to work in foreign countries.
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is much more than just a show: it’s also you. At the centre of Cirque's creative energy are talented people with a passion for challenging their own limits. You will love to:
- Make a real visible difference in what you do;
- Expand and reinvent ways of doing things;
- Learn and grow within our international environment;
- See our shows and contribute to their success;

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