This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is looking for a Technical Director for its 2018 - 19 Touring Season.
The Technical Director works on all Canada’s Ballet Jörgen events throughout the season both on tour across Canada and within the Greater Toronto area.
Responsible for all set, props and production items including their care, maintenance and transportation.
Responsible for all set ups including set, large props, side lighting, laying of dance floor and the strike in all venues with theatre crew provided - professional and volunteers.
Some physical work will be required, including but not limited to, heavy lifting and climbing ladders.
Assists with tour paperwork including venue information, technical rider information and lighting information.
Updates paperwork for each ballet toured & does detailed venue notes for both new venues and show specific information for all venues.
Assists with setting up Q Lab for show use and copying media from computer, video camera or DVD to hard drive.
Hires part time staff for events as necessary in consultation with Production Manager
Completion of an accredited post-secondary program in technical theatre or the equivalent combination (3 years or more) of experience and education.
Experience with leading crews as Technical Director or technical department.
Knowledgeable in scenic construction and fly systems & fixed grid rigging.
Must be self-motivated and possess good organizational and time management skills both written & verbal.
Will be the primary driver of a 26' straight truck (G class truck) and will drive other production vehicles - cube, vans, etc.
Must be organized and efficient and work well under pressure.
An ability to work independently while also being a part of a small team.
Working knowledge of current safety standards.
Must have a valid driver's license and passport.
Touring experience would be an asset.
Experience with Qlab software would be an asset.
Bilingual (French & English) both written and spoken would be an asset.
Position is full time from August 27, 2018 to May 12, 2019.
Please send resume and cover letter to
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen will be touring "Coppelia" to western Canada and eastern Canada with a few dates in Ontario and the States, “Nutcracker” in Saskatchewan and Ontario and "Velveteen Rabbit" to schools in the GTA and eastern Cana
Salary: Salary: $1000/week
Please send resume/CV and cover letter to:
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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen builds communities across Canada through the shared experience of professional ballet. Reaching many provinces with many events annually, we ensure communities large and small, urban and rural have access to a ballet experience that is recognized for its innovation, warmth and beauty. Inspiring and connecting with Canadians for over 25 years, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen makes ballet and Canadian choreography a meaningful part of Canadians’ lives through performance, education, and community engagement.