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Technical Director - Confederation Centre of the Arts

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: January 22, 2016
Posted: January 8, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Technical Director for the Confederation Centre of the Arts

The Technical Director is a member of the theatre department and reports to the General Manager of Theatre. The Technical Director has daily responsibilities for the technical operations of theatre spaces and oversees the technical requirements for all Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) productions including the Charlottetown Festival. The Technical Director oversees the work of all theatre production staff.

Qualifications / Required Skills


Operates, maintains, and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, and stage equipment, as well as the use and maintenance of stage facilities.

The Technical Director will provide information and expertise to the General Manager and Director of Presentations and Rentals for the budgeting of productions, presentations, and rentals of the theatres.

Provide costing information to the General Manager and Designers as required.

The Technical Director will schedule and oversee all work carried out by IATSE 906A employees for the CCOA.

The Technical Director will oversee the construction of theatrical elements, such as props, costumes and sets, and ensure the work is completed within the allotted budget and time frame.

The Technical Director also determines the necessary technical requirements for events and performances presented at the theatre and oversee the execution of such events.

The Technical Director will be the liaison with all external clients to develop a cost effective schedule of work and ensure the technical requirements of the client is met. Update clients and the Director of Presentation and Rentals of any changes that would alter the original quote or budget.

The Technical Director will create and maintain complete, accurate sets of technical data, CAD drawings, and inventories of the theatres for reference and distribution as well as assisting in the planning and implementation of capital projects in the theatres.

The Technical Director will be the liaison with the Food & Beverage department to ensure events organized through the Food & Beverage department have the proper technical equipment and personnel required.

Experience and Skills Required:

A thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in the operation of stage settings, rigging, scenery, lighting systems, video, and facilities for a large theatre complex. Including a thorough knowledge and experience in Scenic Construction required.

A thorough knowledge of government policies, codes, and regulations governing safety equipment requirements and procedures to be followed for the production work performed in the theatres.

The ability to understand, interpret, and enforce policies, regulations, contracts, and union agreements in a manner that will be viewed by all parties affected as fair, impartial, in good judgment and beyond challenge.

Experience and competency in the use of computers as this relates to e-mail, word processing, Excel, and CAD operations.

Successful applicants are required to possess education, training and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelors degree in technical theatre production and design.

Minimum five years experience in theatre production is required.

Experience with a wide variety of types of presentations (music - pop and classical, opera, dance, theatrical, multi-cultural etc.) would be valuable.

Additional Information

This is a full-time permanent position. Successful applicant to begin immediately

Contact Information

Mr. Dean Constable
General Manager of Theatre


Employer Profile

Since 1964, Confederation Centre of the Arts has been inspiring Canadians, through heritage and the arts, to celebrate the origins and evolution of Canada. For almost 50 years, generations of Islanders and visitors have enhanced their lives through Confederation Centre’s visual and performing arts and heritage programming. The Centre has also enabled appreciation and exploration of creative expression through its various arts education programs. Confederation Centre is a large complex, constructed as Canada’s memorial to the Fathers of Confederation
and Canada’s birthplace. It is a living memorial housing several theatres, including a 1,100 seat Class A theatre, a 500 seat outdoor amphitheatre, a cabaret theatre as well as a studio theatre. It contains a very significant national art gallery that has more than 16,000 pieces in its permanent collection. The Centre also has its own restaurant and gift shop and provides catering services for meetings and conventions. The Centre offers guests many enriching experiences, and it provides artists from across Canada and beyond opportunities to showcase their talent and develop their skills.

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