This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.Category: Production
Province: Calgary, Alberta
Position: Apprentice Technical Director
Deadline: July 19, 2019
Posted: June 28, 2019
Job Description / Duties
Vertigo Theatre seeks an individual for the position of Apprentice Technical Director. Reporting to the Technical Director, Rentals Manager and Production and Facility Manger, the Apprentice Technical Director will be exposed to all technical areas involved in producing a professional production. The experience will be highly varied and can include everything from participating in lighting hangs, sound install, set install, props building/sourcing, rigging, paint, special effects, wardrobe and Facility Maintenance
The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated individual who has a keen interest in developing their skills in theatrical production. This position would be well suited to a recent graduate of theatre school or someone with a technical or production background in community or independent theatre. Familiarity with Vectorworks and with theatrical lighting or sound systems would be an asset.
The Apprentice Technical Director is a core member of the Vertigo production department and, as such, will uphold and promote Vertigo’s values of Excellence, Mentorship, Collaboration, Advocacy, Accessibility and Accountability.
Qualifications / Required Skills
- Comfortable working at heights
- Familiar & Comfortable using power tools
- Able to lift 50lbs
- Ability to take direction & work independently
- Clean Driver’s Abstract
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
Hours: 40 - 44 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with some evenings and weekends required
Dates: August 19 2019 – June 14 2020 with possible extension to June 28 2020
Salary: $700.00 per week Plus 4% Vacation Pay
Deadline to submit: July 19 2019
Please send a cover letter, resume or CV and 3 references to Michael Slemon, Production & Facility Manager at
Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. For more information about Vertigo Theatre please visit our website, www.vertigotheatre.com
Vertigo Theatre has entertained audiences for over 42 years. We are located at the base of the Calgary Tower, which is home to our administration and ticket offices as well as our two performance venues. We program the BD&P Mystery Theatre Series and are also home to a variety of arts organizations that rent our performance venues throughout the season. Our diverse audience includes young adults to urban professionals and seniors.