VR Operations Technician
Publication date Mar 09, 2023
- Working hours
- Part time
- 9 month contract staring at the end of April (variable schedule)
- Spoken and written languages
Under the supervision of the VR and Technical Operations Chief, the VR Operations Technician is responsible for overseeing technical operations, offering support to the attendants and opening and closing the show on a daily basis. They oversee and supervise the VR attendants’ team (onboarding, UV station, installation, guardians) and ensure the team is working optimally. The backstage manager is responsible for all VR equipment repairs and ensures that all technical aspects are functional & optimal.
About the position
Born from the collaboration between PHI Studio and Felix & Paul Studios, INFINITY Experiences is mandated to produce and distribute large-scale collective and immersive installations.
Its first production, Space Explorers: THE INFINITE, is the largest virtual reality installation ever produced in the world and is based on films produced by Felix & Paul Studios in collaboration with TIME Studios and NASA. Space Explorers: THE INFINITE allows visitors to visit the International Space Station and live an exceptional experience in space.
A 2021 version of Space Explorers: THE INFINITE is currently touring in North America, a second version is in production for operations beginning in Montreal in spring of 2023, and additional installations will be added to the North American and international markets in the coming months and years.
- Opening and closing of the exhibition;
Offer support to VR attendants during all operating hours;
Supervise the work of the VR attendants and help replace staff if need be;
Provide a consistent and continuous level of training to all VR attendants;
Carry out or coordinate the necessary maintenance tasks and cleaning tasks to guarantee the equipment and the set meet experience standards;
Offer technical support; troubleshoot technical problems as they occur and maintain all technological equipment;
Oversee the exhibition’s scenography and fix breaks as they occur;
Fill out daily reports;
Ensure that the environment remains safe, clean and professional throughout the duration of the exhibition;
Perform other appropriate duties as assigned by management.
- Computer and/or virtual reality technical experience;
- Capacity to troubleshoot technical problems under pressure;
- Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time;
- Good oral skills in French and English, an asset;
- Demonstrate courtesy at all times;
- Demonstrate autonomy, versatility and attention to detail;
- Neat and clean appearance, good physical condition (due to long working hours);
- Strong team management skills;
- Available evenings and weekends;
- Available for training (dates to be determined);
- Organized, punctual, energetic and social.
Experience with virtual reality equipment will be considered, as well as the ability to work independently and show initiative.
Hybrid work environment
Vacation and time off
Our brand promises
The world is in perpetual transformation. Without omitting the past experience, PHI is looking to the future and making a lasting commitment to listening to and making space for the next generation of creative practitioners.
Attentive to ecosystems, PHI acts as an antenna and contributes significantly to new ways of consuming art. Relevance is applicable in the research and development of both tech and form, contributing significantly to contemporary ways of creating and consuming art and new forms of storytelling. Passionate about participating in global consciousness, PHI takes cues from global concerns, compelling themes, and ideas reflecting our human condition.
PHI approaches its work while considering the needs, voices, and points of view of everyone. PHI values lived experience, heritage and difference, seeking to ensure that diverse voices are not only respected, but actively uplifted and included in its discussions through the lens of art.
Dedicated to Quality
The dialogue between art and the public is sacred. The curators at PHI are committed to producing meaningful exhibitions and immersive experiences while respecting, uplifting and contextualizing art, artists and the ideas they cultivate.
At PHI, art is bold, the gesture and creative impulse is unpredictable. Unexpected encounters inform new hybrid ideas. The conversation is always rigorous and impactful.
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