This is a Temporary, Part-time position.Category: Technical
Under the direction of the General Manager, the Technical Director oversees all activities, operations and maintenance of the Hart House Theatre stage, its facilities, equipment, productions and staff. The Technical Director provides supervision, instruction, direction and training to professional stagehands, students, volunteers and clients. He/she ensures that all activities are conducted safely, efficiently, in accordance with all unions and Hart House Theatre rules and regulations, and in keeping with the theatre mandate of providing an atmosphere conducive to learning and achieving high artistic standards. The Technical Director will provide advice and assistance as needed to all our clients in the areas of scheduling, stage technique and usage. With our in-house productions the Technical Director will have a more active role from pre to post production including assisting with design, construction, transportation, and production management. As a staff member of Hart House, the Technical Director acts as a resource person to other departments in need of his/her specific expertise.
Completion of three-year post-secondary certificate or diploma in Theatre Production or Arts Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum three (3) years professional experience in theatre production or stage management and experience working with professionals, IATSE, students and volunteers.
Knowledge of sound and lighting equipment, stage construction, rigging techniques and technical drawing.
Highly versed in theatre crafts, set, lighting and sound design.
5.5 Month Contract Position
Start Date: January 2010
Hart House Theatre
7 Hart House Circle
Univ of Toronto
Toronto, ON M4X 1R8
Hart House Theatre is often referred to as the cradle of Canadian Theatre. Opening in November of 1919 the Art Deco theatre on the University of Toronto campus quickly became a leader in the Canadian “Little Theatre” movement of the 1920's and 1930's. Hart House Theatre cultivated and featured some of the country’s finest actors, directors, playwrights and designers of the Pre-World War II era, including Raymond Massey, Dora Mavor Moore, Lloyd Bochner, Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer, Wayne and Shuster and Merrill Denison.
Today Hart House Theatre is the focal point for the performing arts at the University of Toronto. With over a thousand students participating each year in its extra-curricular season of drama, dance, music and film, Hart House Theatre continues to influence each new generation.
Hart House Theatre - U of T's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919