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AssistantTechnical Director - Calgary Opera

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Position: AssistantTechnical Director
Deadline: October 31, 2012
Posted: October 23, 2012

Job Description / Duties

 Working with the Technical Director, assisting on all of Calgary Opera’s main stage, school tour, emerging artist productions, special events, warehouse, facility, and rentals.
 Assist heads of departments with planning and execution
 Duties as assigned by the Technical Director and Director of Production.

Qualifications / Required Skills


 A Diploma or Degree from a recognized professional training program.
 Knowledgeable in theatre lighting, audio, scenic construction, scenery and rigging practises, working experience in some of these fields is an asset.
 Minimum 5 years of experience working in a professional theatre with a counterweight fly loft.
 Competent in CAD drafting with Vectorworks (alternate AutoCAD – must be prepared to learn Vectorworks).
 Valid Canadian Driver’s license, capable of driving a 5 ton, driver’s abstract may be required.
 Experienced and comfortable directing IATSE crews.
 Able to work in a collaborative environment.
 Ability to communicate with suppliers, vendors, stage management, directors, designers and administration.
 Able to work with minimal supervision and make decisions.
 Able to source equipment and supplies.
 Strong computer skills including a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office.
 Current Fall Arrest, Scissor Lift, First Aid and WHMIS certification would be an asset.
 Able to work evenings and weekends as required.

Additional Information

This is a contract position for the remainder of the 2012-2013 season and including summer programming.

Salary: Negotiable

Contact Information

Calgary Opera
Attention: Murray Palmer, Technical Director
1315 7 St SW, Calgary AB T2R 1A5



Fax:(403)-263-5428 Attention: Murray Palmer and include a cover page.

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