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Job Board/Babillard d'emplois > PRODUCTION MANAGER/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR POSITION - Trinity Western University


This is a Permanent, Part-time position.

Category: Technical
Location: Langley (Vancouver), British Columbia
Deadline: April 2, 2010
Posted: March 8, 2010

Job Description / Duties

The position’s areas of responsibility include:
• Managing production budget
• Scheduling production calendar and spaces
• Finding and managing designers
• Supervising student workers
• Overseeing set build, props, lighting, sound, and scene shop
The successful candidate will demonstrate concrete examples of working effectively and collaboratively in team situations. A high level of interest in the artistic and educational missions of the department is also essential. The Production Manager/Technical Director must work closely and creatively with the Department Chair and Director of Production, and play a key role in Department planning.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The successful candidate must have proven capacities to manage production budgets, lead production staff, and oversee theatrical productions. An understanding of set construction and/or the operation of a scene shop and/or the technical elements of lighting and sound is required. Experience or interest in working with students is essential. A related university degree is desirable, but equivalencies in educational and professional theatre production may substitute for this qualification. Candidates must be committed Christians able to sign TWU’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant, accessible at: www.twu.ca/divisions/hr/join

Additional Information

This job is both a staff and a faculty position. The candidate is responsible for the management of all production-related activity and the oversight of all technical aspects of each production. The PM/TD supervises all technical personnel, including student workers and contract designers.
The Department produces a mainstage season of four on-campus shows, plus various small-scale class and ancillary productions, using a flexible theatre with a maximum seating capacity of 135. Other spaces include rehearsal facilities, storage, and scene and costume shops.

Theatre at TWU offers a flexible Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, with depth in dramatic literature, acting, stage management, and playwriting. The Department has grown substantially during the past several years and plans to soon implement a BFA in Acting for those who wish to pursue professional acting careers. All BA and BFA students are required to work in production areas and to take production-related classes.

This is a permanent position with the potential to grow as the Theatre program continues to expand. Salary is $30,000, plus benefits, on a renewable 9 month contract (August 15 – May 15).

Further information about the Department is available at www.twu.ca/theatre.

Salary: $30,000 + benefits

Contact Information

Send CV, list of three references, and a cover letter which outlines your background and interest in the position to:

Angela Konrad
Chair, Department of Theatre
Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC V1Y 2Y1
p. 604-513-2121 x.3576

Phone and email enquiries prior to application are welcomed.

Employer Profile

Education. Transformation. Impact. At Trinity Western University, these words are more than our tagline; they are what takes place everyday in the lives of our students. Trinity Western University is a place of rigorous academic scholarship and a people with a common vision—to transform lives through Christ-centred higher education. Our faculty members are known for their extraordinary accessibility to students and strong record of published, globally-recognized research. The result of the outstanding instruction and strong community at TWU is skilled and committed graduates, who make a positive difference wherever they go.

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 BA with a major in Theatre ensures a strong foundation in key subject areas while allowing the flexibility to specialize. Whether you are primarily interested in acting, dramatic literature, playwriting, or stage managing, our program can be tailored to each individual. Our small class sizes mean the instructors really get to know the students and the students form friendships that last a lifetime.

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