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Technical Director - Ghost River Theatre

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Calgary, Alberta
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: November 2, 2018
Posted: October 11, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The Technical Director for Ghost River Theatres upcoming production of GIANT will be a critical leader, responsible for heading in-house rehearsals, technical operations, show transfer for the Festival of Animated Objects. They will advise on all technical strategies, schedules, and budgets for Giant. Reporting to the Producer and General Manager and all budget manners. This individual should be a pro-active leader who supervises work while building engagement and trust with colleagues through clear communication, shared comprehension and consistent follow-through. The TD must be able to understand the processes of different collaborators and empathize with their needs, while adhering to Ghost Rivers schedules, budgets, values, procedures and policies. This individual’s interpersonal skills and judgment are critical in ensuring the entire production team is successful and supported throughout the process on a pro-active basis.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Technical production logistics, rehearsal facilitation, & artistic vision support
•Technical direction and advancement for Festival of Animated Objects
•Performer and equipment safety protocols development & management
•Collaboration with the AD and outside professionals in the technical design, drafting, engineering and fabrication of Company prototypes and finished equipment
• Supervise technical staff as required
•Provide technical support for Designers and Artists.
•Maintain a production quality of the highest standard

Qualifications/ Required Skills

•Professional experience in Technical Direction with a strong working knowledge of all areas of technical production
•Thorough understanding of structural and mechanical construction for the stage, both materials and techniques, including rigging.
•Strong interpersonal skills, integrity, high energy, creativity, a collaborative spirit, and the cultural sensitivity needed to work effectively in a diverse environment of artists, creative and management teams.
•Experience producing and supporting work in non-traditional theatrical environments.
•Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks.
•A passion for the performing arts and the desire to be part of a vibrant Arts Community.
•Strong project and people management skills
•Dynamic and outgoing personality with sound judgment, tact and discretion
•Professional manner and “can-do” attitude, with ability to think on your feet and adapt quickly to change
•Excellent attention to detail, budgets, timelines, and objectives
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Products and database software an asset.
•Creativity to develop innovative solutions; knowledge of special events trends within the cultural sector
•Ability to both works independently and in a team environment as well as the ability to both take and give direction effectively.

Additional Information

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their expression of interest to Kate Stadel, General Manager

Ghost River Theatre is an equal opportunity employer with an advanced code of conduct. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

Salary: $7,500-$8,500 depending on experience.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their expression of interest to Kate Stadel, General Manager 

Address: 2007 10th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3C 0K4
Phone: 403-242-7118 ext 2

Employer Profile

Led by Artistic Director Eric Rose and General Manager Kate Stadel, GRT is an award winning devised theatre company that creates, develops and mounts original productions through a significant investment in imaginative research and development. We make our work in a rigorous, supportive collaborative-creation environment that recognizes and utilizes the unique abilities of all participants, premiering our work in Calgary and then touring it nationally and internationally. Our work embraces a hybrid of high tech visual spectacle with low-fi theatrical magic. As Jessica Goldman of CBC Radio stated “…no one is better at mounting a totally unique and exquisitely creative piece of work than Ghost River Theatre.”

Over our 25 year history, our unique creation process has yielded an impressive roster of critically acclaimed productions: Mesa, Eye for an Eye, ONE, The Highest Step in the World, The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst amongst many others. GRT has created and toured some of the most thoughtful, daring, imaginative, and seemingly impossible work that this country has produced. With a keen desire to create, to engage and to push the boundaries of live performance GRT has established itself firmly as a leader in the Calgary, Alberta, and national cultural ecologies.

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