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Technical Director - PHI Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Location: Montreal, Québec
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: June 30, 2012
Posted: May 30, 2012

Job Description / Duties

As the leader of the technical team, the Technical Director will ensure the effective and economically justifiable operation and supervision of the PHI centre venues and technical spaces. Being a new construction, the technical director will have to organize the new department, setup procedures, basis of operations, documentation and staffing. The Technical Director (T.D.) will be the primary technical contact for all clients, and will be responsible for the successful planning, execution and monitoring of all technical aspects of the venue. As an ambassador of the PHI Centre, the T.D. will be polite, personable, outgoing, and able to work as part of a team. Based on the production schedule, the T .D. is expected to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as the schedule demands. Additionally, the T.D. will keep the Operation Manager appropriately informed of all aspects of the operation including capital needs planning, and especially areas of impending liability.

Located near Montreal’s Old Port, The PHI Centre will be opening two 90 seat venues and a production studio in the spring of 2012. The centre will be used for in-house productions and will also be available for rentals.

• Effective leadership and supervision of part-time and full time employees
• Ability to plan, implement and monitor several projects at once
• Incumbent must demonstrate the capacity and vigilance to ensure a safe working environment for all technical staff
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated skills in artistic collaboration and team work
• Demonstrated ability to attract and retain employees and to build relationships with clients
• Demonstrated management and production skills

• Hiring, supervising, scheduling and coordinating the venues technical staff, house crew and stagehands within set budgets per event
• Manage employee performance, promotion and separation
• Provide technical support as required for all productions
• Create, manage and work within venues technical budgets
• Review and negotiate technical rider requirements with clients and artists
• Create, develop and execute working drawings using computer aided design software
• Attend production and other meetings as required. Participate in technical and dress rehearsals and other performance activities as required
• Supervise rigging of all elements of productions, including sets, truss/pipes, lights, sound and special effects
• Manage and execute hanging and programing of lighting requirements
• Manage and execute the setup and operation of audio requirements
• Source quotes for equipment rentals and purchases whenever required
• Ensure that all safety policies and procedures are in place, all staff are trained, properly supervised, and that the venue meets all required safety codes
• Perform and oversee the repair and maintenance of all sound/light equipment that is owned/operated by the PHI Centre

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Demonstrated experience as a T.D.
• Minimum 5 years of experience with production technology and design
• Minimum 3 years of experience with technical, production and crew management
• Experience operating personal lifting devices and fork lifts
• Experience trouble shooting and maintaining production equipment on a component level
• Knowledge of live production safety standards and procedures
• Extensive experience in all aspects of lighting control, maintenance, and programming
• Experience in all aspects of sound control, maintenance, and programming
• Familiar and comfortable using AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Bilingualism (English/French)

• Diploma or Degree from a recognized professional training program
• Valid Rigging Certification and/or extensive experience with all aspects of production rigging; including but not limited to installation, inspection, and maintenance of Rigging equipment
• Valid First Aid Certificate (preferred)
• Valid Class 5 driver’s license and comfortable driving a 5 Ton transport

Additional Information


Salary: to be determined

Contact Information

Please forward your CV to:
Tammy Lee

Employer Profile

The PHI Centre officially opens on June 1, 2012. And all summer long, during what we are calling an incubation period, a host of activities will take place to enable the public to enjoy the centre and get a feel for the type of activities available as of September. A smart building for art, four floors of versatile space adaptable to all types of events imaginable: launches, conferences, colloquia, screenings, exhibitions and performances.


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