This is a Permanent, Part-time position.Category: Technical
The Head Technician (HT) at the Scotiabank Dance Centre is involved with all the technical needs for performances, events, rehearsals, and other bookings in the Faris Studio. This encompasses supervising the venue, operating production equipment, and managing Technical Crew. The HT will often take lead for the entire production process of a show, including the installation, show operation, strike, and restore.
The HT reports to the Technical Director. During work calls, the HT will often work directly with Clients and manage in-house Crew, representing the Dance Centre in a professional manner. For performances, the HT will also collaborate with the Front of House Manager and assist Dance Centre staff.
The Head Technician carries out the following duties:
• Supervising the venue and it’s equipment, ensuring proper usage and preservation from damage.
• Assuming leadership and responsibility for projects assigned.
• Directly communicating with clients, determining priorities while providing polite and professional service.
• Fulfilling technical requirements as communicated by the Technical Director.
• Managing all Technical Crew by providing direction for safe and timely work procedures and preventing unsafe actions from happening.
• Ensuring the correct installation, configuration, operation and usage of all technical equipment; including in-house, rental, borrowed, and other external gear.
• Coordinating daily schedule, ensuring breaks are taken at necessary intervals.
• Informing the Client if any unforeseen expenses may be incurred (ex. Crew hours extending beyond original call, venue cleaning fee, usage of projection equipment).
• Liaising with the Front of House Manager for each performance, communicating show-specific information.
• Completing show reports for each day, ensuring that each Crew and Front of House person has signed in and out correctly.
• Immediately reporting significant issues to the Technical Director (ex. Damage to the venue, future schedule changes, no-show crew, workplace injuries).
• Securing the venue whenever it is vacated.
The ideal candidates will have at least 2 years prior experience working as a professional technician for theatre, dance, or related live production events; or have equivalent educational experience; be skilled in lighting, audio, video, rigging, and stage management; have a background in leadership, personnel management, and client service; ideally possess an LPEC certificate and Occupational First Aid Level 1. Availability to work day, night, weekday and weekend shifts is a must.
This posting is for technicians looking to be added to the Dance Centre's crew call list. The position is casual, with hours varying depending on event schedules and requirements.
Please submit a resume with contact information to Justin Aucoin and Mark Eugster, Technical Directors: