This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
• Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and computer drafting with either Vectorworks or AutoCad. 3D capability is an asset.
• Knowledge of scenery construction, lighting, audio, video, and special effects for the stage
• Should be fully versed with the operation of all theatrical equipment
• Extensive background in technical theatre, preferably in a variety of capacities.
• Sound interpersonal, team building skills, and a positive attitude.
The Technical Director will ensure:
Working partnerships with the Ballet Master/Mistress, Artistic Director, Company Manager, Production Department, Stage Manager, Wardrobe, as well as with representatives of the School of Alberta Ballet.
Working collaboration with administrative staff.
Foster good relations and communication with a variety of interest groups, these including suppliers, IATSE Locals, the performing arts industry and the community at large.
The Technical Director will act at all times in the best interest of the Ballet in promoting its artistic objectives.
S/he will develop a team oriented work environment in the department, which values staff input and builds on trust, consultation and shared information.
Salary: To be discussed with the Director of Production.
Please send all resumes/CVs to Harry Paterson at:
Alberta Ballet is Canada’s second-largest ballet company and is renowned around the world for the contemporary and classical productions that encompass its repertoire.
The organization’s roots were planted in the early 1950s by the late Dr. Ruth Carse before taking its official name of Alberta Ballet in 1966 in Edmonton, Canada. In 1990, Alberta Ballet and Calgary City Ballet merged into the company it is today.
The organization’s main administration headquarters are located at 141 - 18 Avenue SW – a renovated train station – in Calgary, Canada. Alberta Ballet has numerous other operating locations, including a box office on 12th Avenue in Calgary, an administrative and box office on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, and a 10,000 square foot warehouse in Southeast Calgary that contains existing sets and is used to build new ones. The official training centre of Alberta Ballet, the School of Alberta Ballet, attracts students from around the world every year and has amassed a reputation as Western Canada’s preeminent ballet institution.
In 2015-2016, Alberta Ballet performs its 49th season and boasts a company of 32 classically trained professional dancers from as far away as Japan and as close to its home-base of Alberta.
Jean Grand-Maître, the company’s Artistic Director, joined Alberta Ballet in 2002 and has elevated the profile of the organization to a global position. Recently, the company has caught the world’s attention for its ‘portrait ballets’ – collaborations with popular music icons including Joni Mitchell, Sir Elton John, Sarah McLachlan, and k.d. lang. Excerpts from Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and The Drum were performed during the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, where Grand-Maître also acted as Director of Choreography.
Alberta Ballet reaches thousands of Albertans each season from September to May, as well as performs across Canada and internationally. The company invites leading and world renowned conductors, choreographers, and other guest artists to take part in its seasons, as well as presents the best of Canada's ballet companies including the National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, and Ballet British Columbia, as well as leading foreign companies, such as Houston Ballet, Pilobolus, Helios Dance Theater, and Ailey II.