This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
Vancouver Opera seeks an individual to oversee all technical aspects of its production season and to manage all shop and facility operations.
The Technical Director reports to the Director of Artistic Planning, and shall be responsible for the smooth operation of shop, facility and theatre activities. This shall include producing cost estimates, engineering construction methods for scenic designs, managing expenditures for all production departments, creating shop and theatre crew schedules, coordinating lighting, sound, special effects and multi-media requirements, and establishing procedures for theatre installation, operation, strike and transfer of VO productions. He/she will supervise IATSE stagehands and shop staff, will oversee maintenance of shop equipment and facilities, and maintain occupational health and safety policy. The Technical Director shall liaise with designers, directors, stage management and the Production Manager on relevant production matters and attentively coordinate with production departments. He/she will also manage the operations of external production contracts and Opera Shop activities.
Qualified candidates will have a minimum five years professional experience and demonstrate a working knowledge of scenic, properties and wardrobe construction, rigging, lighting, sound and multi-media. Candidates should possess strong computer skills, including a thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and computer drafting (Vectorworks or AutoCAD). Familiarity with IATSE collective agreements is an asset. The ideal candidate will possess strong collaborative and organizational skills, a sense of humour and a desire to work with an innovative company in a dynamic team environment.
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Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience in the $60,000 - $70,000 range with a company benefit plan.
Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by email to Tom Wright.
We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Vancouver Opera was founded in 1958 by a group of visionary community leaders who believed in the value of the performing arts to the life of a great city, and who recognized the power of opera to connect people to the universal human drama.
VO strives to be the destination performing arts organization that entertains, stimulates and enriches British Columbians, driven by programming that redefines 'opera' and revolutionizes its accessibility and community value.