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Assistant Technical Director - Canadian Stage

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Assistant Technical Director
Deadline: September 5, 2014
Posted: August 25, 2014

Job Description / Duties

The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) is a member of the Production Department and reports to the Technical Director and by extension the Director of Production. The ATD assists the Technical Director and Production Co-ordinator with the daily operation of the Production Department and the productions, presentations, and related activities of Canadian Stage (CS).

• Other members of the Production Department
• Other Canadian Stage departments
• The creative and production teams of productions and presentations
• External organizations such as Berkeley Street Partners, renters, suppliers, etc.

• Assist the Technical Director, Production Co-ordinator, Director of Production and other Production Department members as required
• Production driver as required by the needs of the Production Department, CS productions and presentations, and related activities
• Provide production support to Canadian Stage events and activities where required
• Liaise and work with the Rental and Partner Companies to fulfill their technical needs
• Supervise, when needed, the successful and timely load in and out of productions at Canadian Stage’s venues
• Acquire supplies for general operations and maintenance within the Production Department

• Evening and weekend work is required for this position
• Create and modify CAD drawings
• Assist with account tracking data entry in production department budgets
• Manage, track and reconcile petty cash expenses
• Responsible for maintenance of the production vehicles

Qualifications / Required Skills


• Minimum of five years professional experience in theatre production or a closely related field
• An Ontario G-class Driver’s License with a clear driving record (driver’s abstract required prior to final hiring)
• Moderate knowledge of lighting, sound, and video equipment
• Product, material, pricing, and logistics research skills
• Working knowledge of current safety standards
• Knowledge and practical experience using Microsoft Office
• Knowledge and practical experience using VectorWorks (preferred) or AutoCAD
• Experience working in a unionized stage environment is a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines
• A positive attitude while working under pressure
• Strong interpersonal skills, integrity, high energy, creativity, a collaborative spirit, and the cultural sensitivity needed to work effectively in a diverse environment of artists, producers, creative and management teams combined with a passion for the performing arts and the desire to be part of a vibrant Canadian contemporary theatre company

Additional Information


• Full-time, year-round
• Competitive salary
• Excellent benefit package


Contact Information

Submit a cover letter and resume by email to Allan Ross, Director of Production at by Friday September 5. Please indicate Application for Assistant Technical Director in the subject field.

We are grateful to all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Profile

Founded in 1987, Canadian Stage is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary theatre companies, with the 2014.2015 season marking the organization’s 27th season. Led by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn and Managing Director Su Hutchinson, Canadian Stage produces and showcases innovative theatre from Canada and around the world, allowing its audience to encounter daring work guided by a strong directorial vision and a 21st-century aesthetic. The company prides itself on presenting multidisciplinary pieces and work in translation that pushes the boundaries of form and style. Canadian Stage reinforces the presence of Canadian art and artists within an international context through work that mirrors the cultural diversity of Toronto. The company stages an annual season of work at three major venues (the Bluma Appel Theatre, the Berkeley Street Theatre and the High Park Amphitheatre) and runs a series of artist development and education initiatives, as well as youth and community outreach programs. For more information, visit www.canadianstage.com.

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