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Technical Director - Ballet BC

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: June 28, 2013
Posted: June 10, 2013

Job Description / Duties

Technical Director – Seasonal Part Time Contract - 20 weeks

The job description covers the scope of the job, but responsibilities may include others not mentioned but which are associated with the job and are considered reasonable.

Reports to: Production and Operations Director

Background:
The Technical Director provides primary production support to the organization by executing the production plan for Ballet BC creations and tours. The position reports to the Production and Operations Director (POD) on all matters as they relate to Technical production elements, identified as required for each production.

The Technical Director Duties and Responsibilities:

• Scenic construction – drawings, budgeting and construction supervision of scenic and prop elements for new creations
• Staging logistics – develop a staging plan for the productions based on the program order and technical requirements for each production and production on tour
• Lighting, Audio and Video preparation in preproduction
• Coordinate with the Lighting Director – rental technical packages for the production lighting
• Scheduling implementation and execution in venue – manage the Ballet BC production staff, and oversee the Venue staffing and IATSE Labour
• Production budget management for sets, props, rigging and touring production execution
• To work with the Director of Production to identify set, prop and facility requirements, and ensure they meet production, and studio rehearsal needs and schedules while on tour
• To ensure that the warehouse, props and set pieces are inventoried, organized and maintained to a high standard
• To assist with the moving, load-in, construction, repair and tear-down of sets and props during production periods, or as may be required in studio or other rehearsal venues
• To maintain a clean, safe and secure working area at all times
• To hire all non-union crews for local pick up, load in and return of set and lighting equipment
• On local productions and run-outs, to arrange hire of vehicles to move set and lighting to and from venues, and to drive vehicles up to 26 ft for tours.
• To oversee all truck loading, unloading, shipping and receiving at the warehouse and Venues in which Ballet BC is performing
• As required, assist in the preparation of paperwork that may be necessary for the house crew for show running
• As required, assist in the preparation of all technical documentation of productions for the Ballet BC production archive

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the Contractor will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position. All members of the Company are required to be professional, co- operative and flexible in line with the needs of the Company.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in Production or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 5 years of experience as a technical Director or equivalent experience
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with particular emphasis in Excel, Proficient with AutoCAD or Vectorworks

Other Requirements:

LPEC certification
FE or LE certification is an asset
First aid / CPR is an asset
Minimum Class 5 Drivers Licence
Access to or have Cad drawing software, AutoCAD or Vectorworks strongly recommended

Additional Information

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the Contractor will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position. All members of the Company are required to be professional, co- operative and flexible in line with the needs of the Company.
Ballet BC is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Contact Information

Please send your CV and Cover Letter by noon of June 28, 2013 by email to 

attention Derek Mack, Director of Operations and Production. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Employer Profile

Combining classical integrity with a contemporary sensibility, Ballet BC is a company of 17 talented dancers from Canada and around the world that is committed to the ballet of today. Solidly grounded in the rigour and artistry of classical ballet, with an emphasis on innovation and the immediacy of the 21st century, the company presents a distinct and diverse repertoire of the most sought-after Canadian and international contemporary ballet choreography Ballet BC continues its commitment to perform highly acclaimed productions on regional, national and international tours in addition to its regular performance season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.

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