This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Production Manager / Technical Director is a hands-on position overseeing all aspects of the technical and production needs for the two venues in the Kay Meek Centre for the Performing arts (KMC).
Type of events include shows that are a) Presented and Produced by the KMC, b) Shows and Events for our Rental Clients and c) Shows and Events with the staff and students of School District 45.
On top of the Production Manager / Technical Director duties, it is essential that the successful candidate be an experienced technician capable of directing youth to execute school district events.
Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment and the maintenance of stage facilities
In conjunction with the KMC team, determine the necessary technical supports and associated costs for all events and performances presented in all venues
In conjunction with the Operations Director – maintain and oversee the technical and production schedules in all spaces.
For KMC produced shows, act as Production Manager and manage production show budgets and production schedules, ensuring a high level of support to the shows.
Act as Technician / Operator for a portion of the presentations throughout the season.
Designs lighting and sound systems for all presentations in the venues. Consult and advise visiting
guest designers and touring crews on all technical matters.
Acts as main contact for the KMC with the Facilities and Maintenance departments of the SD45
Responsible for the recruitment, training, scheduling and payroll of all technical staff. Supervises
the Assistant Technical Director.
Conducts orientation and training to facility renters, students and volunteers in safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations.
Runs “Tech Club”, working with SD 45 Students teaching them the basics of stagecraft and supervising them during school events and presentations.
Performs preventive maintenance and repairs/replacement as required and within budgetary constraints.
Makes recommendations to the Executive Director regarding capital purchases of theatre equipment.
￼ Under the direction of the Executive Director, set all production and technical budgets and ensure expenditures stay within budget
5+ years related production experience as a technician, production manager and/or technical director
Related Post-Secondary education or commensurate experience.
Ability to work flexible and irregular hours, including nights and weekends is required
Knowledge of sound, lighting, rigging, stage management and staging for a wide range of
performing arts disciplines including theatre, film exhibition, dance, music (of all genres),
community and school presentations
Experience in the setting and upholding safety standards in all parts of the venue – from stages,
backstage, audience and FOH.
Experience in supervising and scheduling staff.
Experience in costing, monitoring and staying within budgetary constraints for all presentations.
Experience working in a team-based collaborative environment with a positive attitude to deliver
the highest quality presentations. Proven ability to work with diplomacy and tact with a wide range
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience working with a range of clients, from professional artists, community partners and
youth. Experience teaching youth considered a strong asset.
Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment with a small staff.
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Proficiency in computer use including Excel, event management software programs and
LightWright. Basic proficiency in computer assisted drafting using Vector Works.
Ability to work independently with a strict adherence to deadlines.
Mature personal judgment, exhibiting a high level of professionalism and diplomacy
Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references attached as a PDF or Word document (we do not accept Cloud hosting or File Sharing programs), by 5pm on June 6, 2014 BY EMAIL ONLY to the attention of Hiring Committee: Production Manager / Technical Director. Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job posting.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.
Salary: Salary and Benefits to be negotiated, commensurate with experience.
Kay Meek Centre Email: *Please note the position title in the subject line*
The Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver seeks an experienced full time Production Manager / Technical Director. Since opening its doors on November 6, 2004, the Kay Meek Centre has grown and developed into a cultural jewel for West Vancouver and the North Shore. Our mission is “to produce, provide and present excellent performing arts experiences and opportunities for our community and beyond.”