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ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - National Arts Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Ottawa, Ontario
Position: ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Deadline: September 2, 2016
Posted: August 11, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Competition number: 78-AUG-1516
Status: Full-time, continuing
Irregular work schedule including evenings and weekends

Key activities:
Reporting to the Director of Production, and working under the direction of the Production Department Technical Directors. The Assistant Technical Director is responsible for assisting the Technical Directors in the planning and co-ordination required to support the realization of productions, festivals and events held on the stages and in the lobbies of the NAC.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to: researching materials relevant to scenic or property construction, lighting, sound and projection, as well as drafting technical and scenic construction drawings, and the supervision of unionized stage crews.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required qualifications:
-Graduate of post-secondary education specializing in the production of performing arts and/or three (3) years’ experience in a technical role in the performing arts;
-Capacity to work effectively with artists, clients and colleagues with diverse experience and levels of skill;
-An ability to work unsupervised while maintaining goals and an attention to detail;
-Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
-Thorough knowledge of stage lighting, audio, video and special effects;
-Ability to create technical drawings used in the construction of scenery and props;
-Experience in estimating materials and labour for the construction of scenery, props and costumes;
-Experience in running theatrical productions
-Experience in leading and motivating crews in an unionized environment is an asset;
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
-Practical knowledge of AutoCAD ;
-Practical knowledge of Lightwright is an asset;
-Available to work evenings and weekends;
-Proof of a valid driver’s license (equivalent to an Ontario G class permit) and clean driver abstract;
-Functionally bilingual in both official languages;

Additional Information

Who can apply:
Canadian citizens residing in Canada and abroad. Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocation is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for his/her relocation expenses
As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted

Salary: $46,300 - $68,300

Contact Information

How to apply:
Please submit your application online through our website, at www.nac-cna.ca

Employer Profile

The National Arts Centre collaborates with artists and arts organizations across Canada to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across the country.

A home for Canada’s most creative artists, the NAC strives to be artistically adventurous in each of its programming streams – the NAC Orchestra, English Theatre, French Theatre and Dance, as well as the Scene festivals and NAC Presents, which showcase established and emerging Canadian artists.

The organization is at the forefront of youth and educational activities, offering artist training, programs for children and youth, and resources for teachers in communities across Canada.

The NAC is also a pioneer in new media, using technology to teach students and young artists around the globe, by creating top-rated podcasts, and providing a wide range of NAC Orchestra concerts on demand.

The NAC is the only bilingual, multidisciplinary performing arts centre in Canada, and one of the largest in the world.


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