Set Decorator, Steven and Chris TOR02545

Share our passion. Live our values. As Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions, CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.

*Please note this is a contract position.

CBC television is looking for a set decorator for its flagship lifestyle program Steven and Chris. The successful candidate will work directly with the program producers to implement the studio based components of the program. S/he should have a keen sense of the style of program and demonstrate creative ideas about how to translate that style on camera.

What You Do:

  • Performs tasks required in the design crafts. Creative problem solving is required.
  • Work is generally performed according to accepted CBC or industry standards but assignments require independent action, judgment and initiative as well as consultation with other program, production or design personnel.
  • There is some requirement to coordinate the work of others.

Key Tasks:

  • Assesses requirements to establish character and decorative mood, and to ensure authenticity of set decoration and props.
  • Surveys locations to ascertain production needs.
  • Prepares script breakdown.
  • Consults Supervising Set Decorators and others to determine best methods of production and materials to be used.
  • Contributes ideas and makes recommendations to overcome problems or achieve desired results.
  • Dresses interior and exterior sets in studio and on location.
  • Locates and acquires all necessary items and materials, including perishables, and ensures that they are available to meet program requirements.
  • Within delegated authority, purchases, rents or leases.
  • Maintains an inventory of items and materials used in the production and ensures their maintenance, replacement and repair.
  • In consultation with the Designer or Supervising Set Decorator, ensures visual unity.
  • Provides cost estimates, monitors budget dispersal and keeps records of costs.
  • Performs all or part of the function or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.

As assigned or required, may perform any or all of the following tasks:

  • conduct research on methods and materials.
  • coordinate the work of the set decoration crew.

What You Bring:

  • Requires good knowledge and understanding of television program production methods including picture, lighting and design craft functions, as well as how these crafts interact with the production clients.
  • Knowledge generally gained through Community College graduation in television or theatre arts, or equivalent industry experience.
  • Requires 2 years experience.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in-group discussions
  • A keen interest in finding new ways to tell stories and expand the limits of traditional lifestyle programming
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Independent, self-motivated and self-sufficient
  • Open to new ideas and approaches
  • Must be able to work to deadline
  • Bilingualism an asset

If you are seeking a media environment that fosters creativity and innovation, this is the place for you.

We value the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal Peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

Please visit and apply online.

The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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