This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Full Time position
Start Date: Mid-November 2016
The Technical Director reports to the Director of Production.
The Technical Director is responsible for managing the technical and production-related aspects of all Calgary Opera productions and events and assures that all functions are executed smoothly and within budget.
The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications:
A Diploma or Degree from a recognized professional training program
Knowledgeable in theatre lighting, audio, scenic construction, scenery and rigging practises
Proficiency with digital projectors, projection software, media servers and projection mapping
Minimum 5 years of experience working in a professional theatre with a counterweight fly loft
Proficiency in Vectorworks 2012 or later
Experience in construction planning, costing and scheduling
Ability to create production and theatre crew schedules
Ability to manage production team consisting of ATD, Production Assistant, and department heads
Valid Canadian Driver’s license, capable of driving a 5 ton, driver’s abstract may be required
Knowledge of IATSE collective agreements and experience in supervising IATSE crews
Ability to liaise with suppliers, vendors, stage management, directors, designers and administration
Strong computer skills including a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
Current Fall Arrest, Scissor Lift, First Aid and WHMIS certification
Ability to communicate and work in a collaborative team environment
Able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required
A working understanding of computer networking and basic network administration
Salary: To be negotiated
Mail: Calgary Opera
Attention: Bonni Baynton
1315 7 St SW, Calgary AB T2R 1A5
Founded in 1972, Calgary Opera’s Mission is:
To enhance our community and spur civic pride through a variety of opera experiences.
For 44 years, 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, as well as bringing opera to all ages in the community on a broader scale.
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 2016-17 season, the company will have presented six world premieres, six Canadian premieres, and many company premieres. Calgary Opera’s most recent Canadian premiere, Die tote Stadt – The Dead City, by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, opened to rave reviews.
Calgary Opera is the only opera company in Canada with an outdoor summer opera festival (Opera in the Village), which brings opera to over 9,000 locals and tourists in Calgary’s burgeoning community of East Village.
The company’s Emerging Artist Program is the only one of three designated annual National Training Programs funded through Canadian Heritage in all of Canada, which provides 8 young artists the opportunity to learn through an intense program of vocal coaching, acting, performances, touring and one-on-one training with experts in the opera world.
Furthering community outreach, Calgary Opera brings opera to younger audiences through school tours in Calgary and northern/southern Alberta, and the Let’s Create an Opera program allows schools to conceptualize, create, construct, and produce their own opera to Calgary audiences. As well, the company’s For Students Only Dress Rehearsals provides thousands of students with hugely discounted tickets not otherwise available.
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.
The Mamdani Opera Centre is Calgary Opera’s administrative and rehearsal home, situated in the Canadian Heritage Site of Wesley United Church, where we also invite other local arts groups to use as performance space.