This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Technical
• Operating, maintaining and safeguarding the technical assets of the Theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, projection, and communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of the stage facilities.
• Working with the event organizers prior to and/or on the day-of to meet all lighting, sound and video requirements for the event.
• To represent the Second Street Theatre by providing impeccable customer service to all clients, users and guests.
• Dress in a professional appropriate manner during performances.
Reporting to the Theatre Manager, the Technical Director’s responsibilities include:
• To liaise with theatre user groups and internal staff to: determine the technical needs for each event booked in the theatre (and occasionally devise simple lighting designs); to ensure the smooth operation of events, rehearsals, set-ups and strikes in the theatre and to arrange for any outside equipment rentals, as necessary.
• To be present in the theatre during load-ins, load-outs, rehearsals and performances, to supervise the correct operation of the theatre’s technical equipment and safety of all personnel working in the theatre during all scheduled events.
• To maintain all technical equipment in the theatre and schedule technical maintenance calls as necessary.
• To operate lighting and/or sound equipment during events
• To operate all formats of video projection or to supervise their operation by other technical volunteers.
• To open and prepare the theatre before the arrival of theatre users and ensure that all theatre entrances are locked following all performances, rehearsals, load-in and strike calls.
• To manage the technical expense budget with input from the Theatre Manager
• 3-5 years related experience (lighting, sound, technical direction) in a theatre, performing arts centre, or community centre environment;
• Experience with a variety of performance types (Music, Theatre, Dance, Film) is an asset;
• Post secondary degree/certificate in theatre production or equivalent professional experience;
• In-depth knowledge of all aspects of performing arts presentations: sound, stage management, lighting, drafting and reading blueprints, floor plans, lighting plots, electrical diagrams and schematics;
• Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
• Carpentry and set construction an asset
• Good interpersonal skills;
• Good oral and written communication skills, including accurately interpreting and summarizing information in a clear and concise manner;
• Good organizational skills including the ability to work independently and set priorities;
• Ability to problem solve under pressure while maintaining a friendly demeanor;
• Must be able to work with theatre volunteers in all productions.
Temporary to possible extension to Permanent Contract Position
Please send resumes attention to:
Grande Prairie Live Theatre
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P6
Grande Prairie Live Theatre is one of Canada’s largest non-profit community theatre companies. Producing seven shows a season and performs to an audience of over 10,000 people. GPLT relies heavily on its over 300 volunteers to produce community theatre of the highest quality.
GPLT operates the 167 seat 2nd Street Theatre in the heart of Downtown Grande Prairie.
With 50 years of experience producing shows, Grande Prairie Live Theatre looks forward to being the leader in live events in the Peace Country for many years to come.