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Technical Director - Chilliwack Cultural Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: December 9, 2009
Posted: November 26, 2009

Job Description / Duties

Qualifications / Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in technical theatre/show production including but not limited to sound, lighting, video, rigging, and scenic construction, as well as experience dealing directly with clients. He/she should have at minimum of five years full time experience as a facility technical director, ideally with an additional background as a producing theatre technician and festival technical director or technician. Candidates should have excellent time management, organization and communication skills, and the tact and diplomacy required to deal in a positive and helpful manner with user groups and other staff.

Candidates must be able to comfortably lift 50 to 75 pounds, and be comfortable working at considerable heights on ladders, catwalks, genie lifts and loading bridges. The ability to anticipate needs, maintain records, organize work, materials, and tools, and to respond calmly and effectively to emergency/crisis situations is essential.

Demonstrated operational knowledge of all theatre technical systems, plus valid driver’s license, WHMIS, Level One First Aid, and Full Entertainment Electrical Certification will be required. Ideal candidates should also have their Rigging Certificate, Firearms Acquisitions Permit, Pyrotechnics Certificate, Serving it Right, and Food certifications.

Candidates should be a graduate of a formal Technical Theatre program, including but not limited to university, college, or recognized apprenticeships.

Additional Information

Candidates must be available to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, with flexibility to accommodate alternate hours for meetings, rehearsals and performances.

Salary: This is a salaried position with an annual compensation of $47,840.

Contact Information

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:
Michael Cade
Executive Director
Chilliwack Cultural Centre
9201 Corbould Street – Chilliwack, British Columbia – V2P 4A6

Application Deadline is December 9th 2009
We appreciate all interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Profile

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre (scheduled to open in September 2010) consists of a 510 seat proscenium arch theatre, a 150 seat black box theatre, an art gallery, multi-purpose/activity/banquet rooms, multi purpose lobby and concourse, four craft and art rooms, 21 music instruction rooms/studios, and office and backstage support facilities. The Centre will present a comprehensive performance series of local and touring productions, in addition to operating as a road house theatre.

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