This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
Reporting to the Assistant Manager, the Technical Director we are seeking will have the knowledge and experience necessary to provide the professional operation and/or oversight of all technical operations, lighting, sound, communications equipment, stage facilities, and maintenance and safeguarding of technical assets. Responsibilities include:
• Determining the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates
• Design, set up, maintain, and operate lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and arts with technical matters.
• Advising on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervising the implementations of approved technical designs.
• Supervising and assisting with set and stage construction and management.
• Assistance in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.
• Orientation of facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitating the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.
• Monitoring the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranging for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performing preventive maintenance on equipment.
• Assisting with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintaining inventory and orders specialized supplies.
• Making recommendations regarding capital purchases of technical equipment
• Minimum of three years of professional theatre experience; previous experience as a Technical Director is an asset, but not required. Completion of a post-secondary program in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience. Strong understanding of technical theatre, sound and lighting
• A problem solver and a team player; exceptional interpersonal skills to deal in a positive and helpful manner with staff and user groups. Highly organized and able to prioritize work and meet rigorous deadlines.
• Knowledge of health and safety legislation with the ability to follow company policies and procedures. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of Theatre Manager software and some ICT experience is an asset.
Although the above lists the ideal candidate, all applications will be considered. The position offers a dynamic work environment, and competitive medical and benefits package. Rate of compensation is defined under the current collective agreement.
Submit resume and references by email only to . Closing date Aug 15.
The City of Fort St John is a place of innovative transformation and accelerated growth — a northern frontier of possibilities. Centrally located in the heart of town, the North Peace Cultural Centre is a showcase for the arts in the community and the surrounding North Peace region, with a 413 seat proscenium theatre, Art Gallery and studio gift shop, conference and banquet rooms, dance studio and a cafe as well as the City of Fort St. John Public Library. Live music and theatre, dance, art exhibits and arts programming, corporate functions and more all take place at the Centre.