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Production Assistant - Calgary Opera - Calgary Opera

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Calgary, Alberta
Position: Production Assistant - Calgary Opera
Deadline: July 31, 2015
Posted: July 22, 2015

Job Description / Duties

Calgary Opera invites applications for the position of Production Assistant for the 2015-2016 season. Reporting to the Director of Production, and under the supervision of the Technical Director, the Production Assistant provides required support in various aspects of production, administration, maintenance, facility, education, outreach, and event activities.

As assigned, the Production Assistant’s duties include:

• Provide production support for the Calgary Opera summer festival, Main Stage productions at the Jubilee, and Education and Outreach programming
• Set up, support and strike Calgary Opera rehearsals and events at the Arrata Opera Centre
• Act as primary site contact for renters of the Arrata Opera Centre with specific responsibility for basic lighting, video (projection) and audio requirements.
• Assist the Technical Director in the maintenance, operation, loan and rental of all Calgary Opera lighting, sound, video (projection), stage equipment and accessories.
• Administrative tasks
• Simple maintenance and janitorial tasks within the Arrata Opera Centre and warehouse

Qualifications / Required Skills

Applicants will have a Technical Theatre Diploma from a recognized Technical College or University, and experience working in a technical capacity in the theatre community. Must have a valid Alberta Driver Class 5 License; and being comfortable with driving a 5 ton box truck (no air Brakes) would be an asset. The successful applicant must be self motivated with strong organizational skills and be able to work unsupervised.

Additional Information

This is a salaried position available starting August 17th, 2015. Hours will be on a rotating weekly schedule and will be flexible with some evenings, weekends and holidays.

Please send cover letter and resume with references to:
Bonni Baynton Sprague
Director of Production
1315 7 St SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5

Fax: 403-263-5428
Email:  

Deadline for applications is July 31th, 2015
Start date for this application is firm August 17th, 2015.

Contact Information

Bonni Baynton Sprague
Director of Production
1315 7 St SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5

Fax: 403-263-5428
Email: 

Employer Profile

Since its inception, and especially in the past decade, Calgary Opera has made a name for itself as a company that is committed to the development of Canadian talent and the development of new opera works.

Calgary Opera has an annual operating budget of almost $5 million with a subscription base close to 3,400 and total attendance at 85% capacity.

Over the past decade creating new works and building new productions has been a cornerstone of the company. By the opening of Calgary Opera’s 2014-15 season, the company will have presented six world premieres, five Canadian premieres, and many company premieres. Calgary Opera’s most recent world premiere, What Brought Us Here: A New Community Opera focused on the true stories of three new immigrants to Canada.

On the mainstage, Calgary Opera produces a subscription season of three full-scale operas at the 2,400-seat Jubilee Auditorium complimented by a series of opera-related events and fundraisers.

Calgary Opera presents Canada’s only outdoor summer opera festival, Opera in the Village, which premiered to great acclaim in August 2013 with Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, and returned in August 2014 with Leonard Bernstein's Candide.

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