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Assistant Technical Director - Theatre Junction Society

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Calgary, Alberta
Position: Assistant Technical Director
Deadline: August 6, 2014
Posted: July 25, 2014

Job Description / Duties

1. General
-Learn the technical equipment of the theatre (rigging, lighting, sound, stage) and assume responsibility for training all technical resources for productions, presentations and rentals
-Schedule and co-ordinate all theatre and production activities including:
• production schedules
• production meetings
• tech week
• strikes

-Assist in the preparation of production budgets as related to technical aspects of the show
-Prepare, oversee and coordinate the technical schedule in collaboration with the TD
-Secure appropriate technical resources for each production and presentation within budget
-Coordinate efficient production equipment maintenance program and safety program
-Anticipate production and budget issues and bring them to the attention of the TD for consultation and solution
-Provide general leadership for technical staff as required in order to ensure efficient technical operations in the theatre
-Other tasks as assigned by the Technical Director

2. Administration
-Responsible for any keys, credit cards and petty cash floats given to visiting artists and crew
-Manage daily facility schedule of operations with restaurant, TD & music programmer
-Coordinate drivers for various pick-ups and returns
-Organize the food & beverages for Opening nights & VIP nights, and manage the budget for same
-Coordinate and book travel, hotels and airport pick-ups/returns
-Coordinate all Studio events
-Prepare and distribute weekly/monthly schedules and update all call boards.
-Tour, quote and coordinate corporate rentals
-Report all accidents/incidents immediately to the Facility Operations Manager (Chair of Health and Safety Committee)
-Abide by all company rules and bylaws as detailed in Human Resources policies
-Ensure that internal communications are as efficient as possible and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the production team
-Attend and participate in team meetings, production meetings, Health and Safety Committee meetings

Qualifications / Required Skills

-A minimum of two years experience in theatre preferably in a management role (technical director, assistant technical director, production assistant)
-Good general understanding of all technical aspects of theatre and live shows including stage carpentry, sound, lighting, scenic carpentry, and video
-Superior computer skills including the use of office programs (excel, word, powerpoint, dropbox)
-Superior organizational skills
-Knowledge of Vectorworks drafting software
-Experience in dance, live music and other performing arts is an asset
-Flexibility, autonomy, and superior leadership skills
-Ability to manage large groups of people with tightly defined schedules
-Knowledge of IATSE working environments an asset
-Must be a team player
-Ability to work well under pressure
-Superior communication skills
-Must love theatre and live performing arts

Additional Information

Theatre Junction GRAND is a contemporary performance theatre updated and restored from it’s original 1912 construction and is one of the top theatre’s in Calgary Alberta. Theatre Junction is the only theatre in the region expressly dedicated to the cultivation of contemporary live performance as its primary focus. Theatre Junction works with technical crews provided through IATSE and employs three head technicians (sound, lights, and stage) from the same. The building features two main theatre spaces, the Flanagan main theatre and the Studio auxiliary theatre. The lobby of the building features a modern restaurant and bar called WORKSHOP where audiences and others alike gather pre and post events or anytime. Productions in both spaces range from contemporary theatre, to dance, music, corporate events and beyond. Working with the TD the ATD is the primary person responsible for the supervision of on site work and is required to be present at the majority of events that happen in the theatre spaces. Theatre Junction’s resident company of artists produce approximately one show per season through an exploratory and collaborative process requiring outside the box thinking in order to execute. Much research, brainstorming, creativity and planning will be required during the creation of new work by the RCA and tasks/schedules may be a-typical during this period.

Ideal Date of Position Commencement: Immediately.

For more information on Theatre Junction GRAND, please visit our website: www.theatrejunction.com

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Contact Information

Phil Cimolai
Technical Director

Employer Profile

Theatre Junction Society owns and operates Theatre Junction GRAND, Calgary’s CultureHouse for contemporary live arts.

Our artistic program includes (1) multidisciplinary creation by an international company of artists, (2) international, national and local presentations of theatre, dance, and music, and (3) work by Calgary art partners who are aligned with our vision.

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