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Technical Director - Red Deer College

This is a Permanent, Part-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Red Deer, Alberta
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: July 27, 2016
Posted: July 12, 2016

Job Description / Duties

The Technical Director plays a key role in managing the operation and maintenance of the Arts Centre Scene shop and performing venues. The Technical Director works collaboratively with Arts Centre facility users including (but not limited to) Theatre, Music, Film and liaises with both internal and external professional clients. Through supervision and coaching/guidance, this position ensures maximum potential for student success while adhering to Theatre and Entertainment Production (TENT) course structures and standards, for TENT students in Stagecraft and TENT production builds.

Supervising/Mentoring Practicum Students
•Supervises/advises students pursuing work studies involving stage carpentry, rigging, scenic carpentry, props, etc.
•Advises faculty on the evaluation of TENT Students' performances

Project Management
•Management of technical elements of theatre, materials, support and place to work is secure
•Determines 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
•Determines costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs
•Participate in production meetings as required
•Analysis of project drawings to determine cost and feasibility
•Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets

Building Arts Facilities Projects
•Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management
•Designs, engineers, builds, and installs rigging, performer flying apparatus, stage elevators and other mechanical, pneumatic, or motorized systems needed for TENT productions and instructional demonstrations
•Problem solve unique situations related to the design and execution of sets

Maintain Arts Centre Scene Shop & Arts Facility Equipment
•Develops and performs a preventative maintenance plan for Scene Shop and Art Facility equipment
•Performs emergency repairs to all Scene shop and Arts Facility equipment
•Maintains inventory of Scene shop and Arts Facility supplies
•Purchases inventory and supplies as needed
•Purchases equipment and tools for Facility as needed
•Assist Arts Facilities Manager with projects

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
•Two (2) to three (3) years related experience
•Two (2) years of post-secondary training in Technical Theatre
•Must be skilled and have demonstrable experience using carpentry and welding tools
•Demonstrated experience in rigging
•Experience using stage automation and motorization
•Ability to read blueprints is essential
•Must have strong problem solving skills
•Interpersonal and communication skills that allow the individual to work with many different people
•Ability to adapt to frequently changing situations

Certificate Required:
•First Aid
•Fall Arrest Certification
•Aerial Platform Certification
•Valid Driver's License is required

Preferred Qualifications:
•Three (3) year undergraduate degree, three years of University or equivalency in Theatre Studies or related subject
•Experience using lighting and sound equipment would be an asset
•Previous experience mentoring of students or apprentices would be an asset
•Experience using AutoCAD or Vectorworks is preferred

Additional Information

This competition will close on July 27th at 11:59pm
How to Apply:
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit: https://employment.rdc.ab.ca/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp 

Contact Information

This competition will close on July 27th at 11:59pm
How to Apply:
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit: https://employment.rdc.ab.ca/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp 

Employer Profile

For over 50 years, RDC is proud to serve our learners and communities. Red Deer College offers more than 100 different programs (including full degrees, certificates, diplomas, skilled trades, and University transfer programs) to 7,000 full and part-time credit students and more than 20,000 learners in the School of Continuing Education. Named by Alberta Venture magazine as one of Alberta’s most innovative organizations for the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing, RDC is a key location for applied and industry-led research. Our main campus is strategically situated on 290 acres of Alberta’s natural landscape along Queen Elizabeth II Highway. We have also expanded our learning and performing arts space into the heart of downtown Red Deer through our Welikoklad Event Centre and the Donald School of Business.

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