Job Title: Model Builder, Lighting Specialist
Reports to: Leader, Structures
Job Type: 1-year full-time Contract
About Little Canada
Our mission is to evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity about Canada. Our promise is to create a uniquely Canadian experience of a vast land with a small-town feel.
Little Canada is a vast, highly detailed and animated journey through Canada in miniature. This permanent attraction will open in summer 2020 in the heart of downtown Toronto, in a 50,000 square foot facility. Our goal is to be a top 10 attraction in Toronto, with anticipated attendance of over 500,000/year.
Our Big 5 Values and what they look like for this role:
1. We create to amaze! – the astonishment of our guests is our inspiration
You understand that the guest reaction is our ultimate inspiration. You see your contributions through the eyes of the guest and understand how to work with your team mates to create the guest experience.
2. We’re naturally curious – we’re eager to learn
You ask why? And why not? You see problems as opportunities to be figured out.
3. We are family – we support each other
You demonstrate this in the compassion and empathy you have for your team mates, both on your direct team and across the company. You know more than just their names; you make a point of learning who they are and more about their shared passion for Little Canada.
4. We’re better together – we bring out the extraordinary in each other
You see the strengths and potential in your team mates, and you support and rely on them to help reach your shared team goals.
5. We’re serious about fun – like any self-respecting Canadian, we don’t take ourselves too seriously
You actively participate in and encourage others in creating opportunities for fun.
The Model Builder Specialist is guided by our first value – we create to amaze! As part of our Miniature Makers team, they will be responsible for producing the detailed scale model structures of Little Canada. This role leverages a combination of traditional model making techniques combined with modern 3D design skills, physical production capabilities, and requires the ability to work in miniature proportions.
The Model Builder Specialist reports to, and is supported by, the Leader, Structures
Create scale model structures to varying parameters and levels of detail.
Installs interior and exterior lighting and special effects systems
Installs interior wiring systems to support lighting and effects
Communicate and work directly with an on-site visual artist to help assemble, paint and detail model structures
Research source material and information needed to design accurate models
Establish and maintains strong relationships with the Build team
Embrace the Little Canada Health and Safety Program
Embody the values of Little Canada
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience
Proficiency in accurate measurement and the appreciation of fine tolerances
Proficiency in converting 3 view drawings, pictures or other reference information to scale model structures
Fine soldering skills
Understanding of basic electrical and electronic theory
Proficiency in operating and monitoring a digital fabrication tools such as Laser Engraver, 3D printer, is preferred
Ability to read schematics and blueprints
Previous experience building model structures/objects is an asset
Experience with traditional model making techniques and knowledge of materials, glues and other model making products is an asset
Demonstrated interpersonal skills; ability to build rapport and work collaboratively
Excellent organizational skills; able to plan and deliver against large pieces of work
Strong customer service orientation
Comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment
Certification in safety programs would be an asset.
This role is based at our pilot site in Mississauga. At some point in spring 2020, this role will move to our permanent site, in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Will require on-site presence for production work, use of tools, materials and machinery, collaborating with team members and team communications meetings.
May require long periods working at a desk workspace, as well as operating and monitoring a laser cutter.