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Technical Director (Production Manager) - Roundhouse Community Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Province: Vancouver , British Columbia
Position: Technical Director (Production Manager)
Deadline: April 4, 2014
Posted: March 24, 2014

Job Description / Duties

The Roundhouse Technical Director is an integral part of the success of all productions and events at the Roundhouse. The TD will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of all events in the Performance Centre and Exhibition Hall and in other areas of the building as requested. Event planning combined with strong technical experience is crucial in managing events from beginning to end for everything from meetings to weddings to theatre and dance performances to art exhibitions. The Technical Director must possess excellent technical skills as well as be a master of interpersonal relationships in dealing with the diversity of clients and users at the Roundhouse from professionals to community members. The TD will report to the Supervisor of Recreation Services at the Roundhouse.

Specific Job Duties
1. Event Management and Support – Working with Roundhouse staff and clients e.g. partners and rentals, the TD will oversee the planning and coordination of events including:

  • Layout, floor plans 
  • Schedules and time lines 
  • All technical and facility requirements 

2. Staff Supervision and Leadership – The TD will be responsible for hiring, training, delegating, scheduling, assigning work, supervising, and evaluating support staff e.g. Production Assistant, Head Technicians, Technicians, FOH and other event staff as needed.

3. Safety/Risk Management: The TD will be responsible for all aspects of safety pre-event, during the event, and post event including:

  • Event equipment set-up and operation e.g. Staging, rigging, fire safety, lighting, seating 
  • Crowd flow/control 
  • Loading/unloading 
  • Emergency procedures 

4. Maintenance of Equipment/Facility – The TD will be responsible for all equipment in the Performance Centre and Exhibition Hall, arranging for regular maintenance work and the purchase of supplies, as well as making recommendations for the purchase of new equipment. The TD will liaise with outside suppliers and Park Board maintenance staff as required.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required 

  • A solid understanding of the goals and mandate of the Roundhouse 
  • Event Management skills 
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills 
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, time management skills 
  • Strong supervisory skills 
  • Leadership skills, creativity, vision 
  • Excellent team skills 
  • Ability to work in a flexible and adaptable environment 
  • Required Experience and Qualifications 
  • Three to four years technical experience working in a production venue 
  • Explicit technical knowledge of lighting and sound systems and other facility equipment as used in theatre and exhibition spaces 
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse client group 
  • Familiarity with Employment Standards Act as it pertains to the scheduling, and management of support staff 
  • Supervisory experience in managing part–time staff 
  • Experience with Risk Management processes and WCB requirements 
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of AutoCAD, Excel and Word 
  • Ability to work in a flexible and adaptable environment 
  • Ability to work both in team and independent work environments 
  • LPEC Certificate. LE or FE plus rigging qualifications would be an asset

Additional Information

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday. Some weekend and evening work may be required.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary: $28.33 to $33.34 + 8% in lieu of benefits. Benefits package available after three months.

Contact Information

Please apply in writing with a resume to:
The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
E-Mail:  or Fax: 604 713-1813 (Attn.: Roundhouse supervisor)

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