This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Reporting to the Executive Director, and working collaboratively with another TD, the position serves two theatres, their operational partners, diverse organizational clients and community members in both Massey and the Anvil Centre theatres. Responsibility is focused on ensuring a technically proficient, safe and welcoming environment, developing and maintaining professional standards, training, health and safety, professional development and departmental communications programs. The Technical Director oversees the routine upkeep of the theatre areas and equipment, contributes to a positive client and public relationship, producing reports and plans and participates in envisioning the future of the theatres.
Communication and attention to detail are key to success in this role. The TD is expected to communicate proactively to deliver excellence in theatre operations, facility conditions, departmental strengths and weaknesses and crew development.
The TD identifies policy issues and general operational matters of note to collaboratively seek and implement solutions with the Executive Director and the management team.
• Minimum 2 years experience as a venue based Technical Director, or 5 years experience as a venue based Assistant Technical Director
• a strong understanding of the operational complexity of a large multi-user facility
• technical theatre proficiency in lighting, sound, stage carpentry and crew / event supervision;
• familiarity with industry standard health and safety procedures;
• OFA level one;
• Excellence in verbal and written communication
Desirable attributes include:
• experience in production or capital project planning;
• experience in both community and professional arts;
• experience in training, instruction and professional development of technicians
If you enjoy a wide range of performing arts and events and working with a diverse public, we would be pleased to receive your resume in application for this position. We offer competitive compensation and a full benefits program including RRSP, Extended Health, Life Insurance, BC Medical premium and Health Expense Top up fund
Deadline for applicants: June 24, 2017
Submit resumes in application to:
Jessica Schneider, Executive Director, Massey Theatre,
Jessica Schneider Executive Director
Massey Theatre Society operates two distinct theatre facilities in New Westminster. The Society also facilitates a dynamic array of community and performing arts organizations through its theatrical facilities, storage, scenery rental program and complete technical, patron and ticketing services.
The historic Massey Theatre (est. 1949) is a 1260 seat road house most active in the areas of concerts, dance productions and musical theatre. It is a long-valued venue in the region and houses the largest seating capacity outside Vancouver. The Society is also theatre operator in a new Civic facility, Anvil Centre (est. 2014). This is a 360 seat non-proscenium, flexible configuration theatre. Anvil Centre also contains a Conference Centre, Museum and Archives, New Media Gallery and a number of arts studios and practice rooms. A plan is in motion to renovate and expand the historic Massey Theatre into an integrated performing arts centre.