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Technical Director - Ballet BC

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: June 29, 2018
Posted: June 4, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The Technical Director provides primary production support to the organization by executing the production plan for Ballet BC Creations and Tours. The position reports to the Director of Production and Operations on all matters as they relate to technical production elements, identified as required for each production.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Attend all scheduled production meetings and critical studio runs as required

Scenic construction – drawings, budgeting and construction supervision of scenic and prop elements for new creations

Staging logistics – develop and plot a staging and rigging plans for the productions based on the program order and technical requirements for each production and production on tour

Lighting, Audio and Video preparation in preproduction

Coordinate with the Lighting Director – rental technical packages for the production lighting

In Collaboration with the Stage Manager implement the schedule in venue

Coordinate the Ballet BC production staff, and oversee the Venue staffing and IATSE labour

Maintain budget expectations for Ballet BC productions

Work with the Director of Production in preparation for touring, venue review, production presentation adjustments, inventory and logistics preparation and production staffing review

Communicate with touring venues, regarding staging and set up of the program, to ensure the programs integrity within the parameters set forth in the venue rider

To ensure that the warehouse, props and set pieces are inventoried, organized and maintained to a high standard

To assist with the moving, load-in, construction, repair and tear-down of sets and props during production periods, or as may be required in studio or other rehearsal venues

Maintain a clean, safe and secure working area at all times

Hire additional labour as required, at the warehouse and construction as needed

On local productions, to arrange hire of vehicles to move set and lighting to and from venues, and to drive trucks up to 26’ in length

To oversee all truck loading, unloading, shipping and receiving at the warehouse and Venues in which Ballet BC is performing

As required, prepare production paperwork that will be necessary for the house crew

Complete final as is technical documentation of productions for the Ballet BC production archive

Qualifications / Required Skills

Under graduate degree, or equivalent training from an institution specializing in stagecraft

Minimum of 5 years experience in the field as a technical director or in a supervisory capacity

Competency in all aspects of current stage practice

Critical and logical thinking, analysis and reasoning

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team effectively, with varied personalities, and many work styles

Accuracy and attention to detail

Strong written and verbal communication

Construction drawing and drafting experience required

Additional Information

Assets and additional skills

Familiar with labour collective agreements
Class 5 drivers License
Valid Passport
Microsoft office proficiency, with an emphasis on Excel
Experience with Q-Lab and Isadora
Proficient with Vectorworks, AutoCAD, or Rhino
Additional industry recognized certifications (firearms, pyro, rigging or electrical)
Supplemental training in leadership and administration

Salary: 50,000 - 55,000 annual salary plus benifits

Contact Information

Applicants are invited to apply by sending a cover letter and resume (pdf attachments please) via email addressed to:

Applications will be accepted until 5pm, Friday June 29, 2018
We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Name: Derek Mack
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: (604) 732-5003 xtn 216

Employer Profile

Combining classical integrity with a contemporary sensibility, Ballet BC is a company of 18 talented dancers from Canada and around the world that is committed to the ballet of today. Solidly grounded in the rigour and artistry of classical ballet, with an emphasis on innovation and the immediacy of the 21st century, this creation-based company is rapidly increasing its local and international visibility, quickly garnering a reputation as one of the best contemporary ballet companies in the world.

Ballet BC presents a distinct and diverse repertoire of the most sought-after Canadian and international contemporary ballet choreography. While presenting a season of three productions in Vancouver, in addition to presenting The Nutcracker, the company continues its commitment to perform highly acclaimed productions on regional, national and international tours.

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