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Assistant Technical Director - School of Arts, Media + Culture, Trinity Western University

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Langley, British Columbia
Position: Assistant Technical Director
Deadline: June 24, 2016
Posted: May 2, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Assist the Technical Director/Production Manager with lighting and set elements for each of SAMC's four productions during the 2016-17 Academic school year.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:

• Must assist students in building simple set components for each show (4 shows in total)
• Must lead the installation of a set with a student crew
• Must be general support for the set as needed
• Must assist and the strike/tear down of the set
• Must lead the hang and focus with a student crew
• Assist in the general up keep of the shop and tech booth
• Assist in keeping furniture/flat/riser storage organized

Qualifications / Required Skills

Set Requirements:
• Must be proficient in the use of the tools in the shop i.e. table saw, chop saw, band saw, etc.
• Must be able to read technical drawings
• Knowledge of Vectorworks and/or CAD is an asset

Lighting Requirements:
• Must know how to read a lighting plot and lighting paper work
• Knowledge of the ETC Element and ETC Sensor 3 dimmers is an asset

Additional Information

• We produce 4 shows a year; 2 in the Fall term and 2 in the Spring term (aka Winter term). This year’s season is as follows:
o Smash by Jeffrey Hatcher; directed by Lloyd Arnett
o A devised piece called disPLACE; directed by Angela Konrad
o A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter; directed by Lloyd Arnett
o Jane Eyre – The Musical Book by John Caird and Composer/Lyrics by Paul Gordon; directed by Kate Muchmore Woo
• The 2nd and 3rd shows have the shortest prep time. We have approximately 3.5-4 weeks to get the shows ready for opening
• The 1st and 4th shows have between 6-8 weeks to get the shows ready for opening
• For each of the 1st and 4th shows we expect the ATD to work approximately 72-80 hours
• For each of the 2nd and 3rd shows we expect the ATD to work approximately 44-52 hours
• This job is an independent contract. You are not an employee of Trinity Western University
• Insurance through WorkSafe BC or another independent company is required.
• Being of Christian faith is an asset but not required.

Salary: $5000 lump sum ($2500 Fall term/$2500 Spring term)

Contact Information

Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Kate Muchmore Woo, Director to Production

Employer Profile

At Trinity Western, we believe theatre matters
Of all the arts, theatre is the most collaborative, the most interdisciplinary, the most incarnational. There is no questioning the impact the dramatic arts have had on society. Whether comedy or tragedy, on stage or on screen, stories and their players awaken the imagination, unsettle the status quo, and stir the soul.

We believe Christian artists are called to be culture-shapers. Students in the theatre program are expected to critically engage issues of faith and art in every class, at every stage of their development. Our goal is to produce graduates with a well-rounded theatre education, a broad knowledge of the liberal arts, and an understanding of who they are called to be. Our grads are whole people, wholly engaged in using their talents to transform culture.

Our BFA in Acting provides professional actor training within a liberal arts education and our BA in Theatre ensures a strong foundation in key subject areas while allowing the flexibility to specialize. Whether you are primarily interested in dramatic literature, playwriting, directing, or stage managing, the BA can be tailored to each individual. In both programs, our small class sizes mean the instructors really get to know the students and the students form friendships that last a lifetime.

Production opportunities abound! We mount four productions each year, as well as bi-weekly comedy improv shows, student-directed one act plays and touring productions. In addition, TWU enjoys a unique relationship with Pacific Theatre, a first-rate professional theatre company in Vancouver and arguably the finest theatre company with a Christian mandate anywhere. Pacific Theatre and TWU combine forces to present emerging artist productions at PT's performance space, and gifted students have the opportunity to intern and apprentice with the company. TWU students have also interned with Seattle's Taproot Theatre, as well as Chemainus Theatre Festival, Vancouver Island's favourite theatre for classics, musicals and award-winning contemporary scripts.

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