This is a Temporary, Part-time position.Category: Technical
The Kidd Pivot Performing Arts Society is seeking to engage, on a contract basis, an experienced Technical Director (TD) to support the creation process and future tour of a new work. The TD will assist in the design and implementation of the technical setup and crewing for the production, taking into consideration the need for extensive international freighting and performances in multiple countries and various venue types. The successful candidate should be interested in and available for international touring. An understanding of lighting and sound control setups and integration is required. The TD will be working as part of a small team and must be able to lead and take initiative.
Reporting to the Artistic Director and Producer, the Technical Director is responsible for the smooth operation of technical/production aspects of creation and touring activities. This shall include producing cost estimates, creating construction methods for scenic designs, managing expenditures for all production departments, creating theatre crew schedules, coordinating lighting, sound, special effects and multi-media requirements, and establishing procedures for theatre installation, operation, strike and transfer of touring productions. He/she will supervise stagehands and will oversee maintenance of equipment and scenery and maintain the company's production storage. The Technical Director shall liaise with designers, directors, stage management and the Producer on relevant production matters and attentively coordinate with production departments.
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 hold a valid driver's license and should possess strong computer skills, including a thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and computer drafting (Vectorworks or AutoCAD). 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.
The contract is to be structured based on the organization's creation and touring schedule; however, the expected/approximate weeks of work are as follows:
March, 2018 - 3 weeks (must be available for full-time work March 5-9)
September-November, 2018 - 3-4 weeks
February-April, 2019 - 12-14 weeks
plus potential for some ongoing additional work.
Salary: A weekly fee of $900-$1,100 commensurate with experience
Please forward cover letter and resume by email to:
Please use the subject line "Technical Director Search"
Expressions of interest will be accepted until January 31st. Interviews are expected to take place February 8-10.
We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot's performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Under the direction of internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, the company's distinct choreographic language - a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation - is marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention.
Kidd Pivot tours extensively around the world and creates works with both Canadian and international co-producers.