Performance Conditioning Specialist
Cirque du Soleil is much more than just a show: it’s also you. At the center of Cirque's creative energy are talented people with a passion for challenging their own limits. Life at Cirque is about creating wonderment with colleagues of enlightening talent and to do so, at nothing less than the speed of light. Together, we work hard, juggle priorities, sometimes shift trajectories, always have loads of fun and, above all, dare to reinvent ourselves, to reach for and to meet new challenges.
Reporting to the Performance Science Manager, the Performance Conditioning Specialist will assist in the development, implementation, documentation, monitoring, and assessment of individualized and group training programs for the artists in the show. He or she will promote general maintenance and performance conditioning interventions to enhance performance and ensure longevity of performance career.
As an On-Call Performance Conditioning Specialist, you will:
• Based on the planning from the Head Coach, Head Therapist, Performance Science Manager: develop, implement, and monitor corrective exercise or performance conditioning programs
• Identify and report conditioning, de-conditioning, and injury trends at show as requested
• Objectively assess, measure, adjust, and document all programs implemented
• Maintain filing system and document all programs implemented
• Develop criteria based post analysis report of each conditioning program to measure efficacy of the program and whether objectives were met
• Administer or assist in fitness evaluations
• Advise and assist Coaches with integration and re-integration protocols for new and returning artists
• Have knowledge of workload assessment for each artist or act that participates in a conditioning program
• Reinforce through your actions an appropriate use of the Performance Specialties support services (Performance Conditioning, Performance Nutrition, and Performance Psychology).
• All other duties as assigned by the Performance Science Manager or Director of Coaching & Performance.
Ideally, you will have:
• University degree in physical activity sciences or a combination of studies and experience offering both a theoretical and practical structure for the study of physical activity, sports, movement or circus arts.
• Minimum 2 years relevant experience working with high-caliber athletes, circus disciplines, and/or dancers. Knowledge and/or experience in circus arts / disciplines an asset.
• Fluency in English, spoken and written; French and Russian an asset
• Good computer skills; Outlook, Word, Excel required
• Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
• Ability to quickly adapt to unexpected situations while working under pressure
• Ability to work and communicate with medical professionals
• Organizational and planning skills
• Communication skills in a context of diversity
• Capacity to establish and maintain close relationships