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Director - Technical - KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities - Cirque du Soleil

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Montréal, Quebec
Position: Director - Technical - KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities
Deadline: May 12, 2016
Posted: April 21, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Regular position
Expected start date: May 2016
(Subject to change)

Reporting to the Company Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of the show’s technical operations, planning and budget management. More specifically, you will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks in close collaboration with the Site Manager, the CODI on tour and the Tour Equipment Department, and under the supervision of the Senior Production Manager, Big Top Shows.

Reporting to the Company Manager, you will be required to:

Manage all aspects of technical stage operations related to performance, artistic quality and compliance with show standards set by the Producer (sound, lighting, set, rigging, automation, projection, etc.);
Make sure that the venue is a safe environment to ensure optimal comfort for spectators and tour members and to ensure high artistic quality;
Prepare and manage the budget for the Technical Department, in conjunction with the Technical Operations Department in Montreal and the Senior Production Manager, Big Top Shows;
Plan and manage tear-down, set-up and city run for technical and artistic equipment as well as staff management in coordination with the Site Manager, Artistic Director and Senior Production Manager, Big Top Shows;
Manage permanent and temporary Technical Department staff;
Plan and coordinate equipment modifications and/or acquisitions, working with the Tour Equipment Department and Senior Production Manager, Big Top Shows;
Work with the Tour Equipment Department to update the preventive maintenance and inspection program as well as equipment installation and operating procedures;
Ensure policies and procedures are followed, including those related to health and safety;
Work in close collaboration with the tour’s Site Manager to ensure the proper functioning of the site;
Ensure adherence to policies and procedures concerning the use of technical equipment;
Manage the updating of technical documentation and ensure that technical specifications are observed;
Actively contribute to the cohesive management philosophy within the CODI on tour;
In close association with the Artistic Director, ensure daily and long-term operations are carried out in an effort to maintain show artistic quality and equipment durability while providing a safe environment for artists and crew members;
Carry out all required duties expected of a director on site (DOD shifts, tour management meetings and reports, marketing representation, etc.).


Lead all on-site technical operations from beginning to end in each city—i.e. construction, installation, performances, tear-down and restoration;
Plan and supervise the Technical Department team’s daily and long-term operations and ensure they are carried out;
Coordinate the scheduling of show calls, rotation, vacation time and projects;
In collaboration with Site Operations Director, coordinate the scheduling of tear-down, set-up and transfer operations;
In collaboration with the Artistic Director, supervise the integration of new technical features in the show and support renewal projects set forth by the Producer;
Ensure all equipment is inspected and maintained according to schedule. Keep and archive maintenance logs and records;
Provide logistical support to marketing, sponsors and external partners in conjunction with the marketing department;
Plan and apply emergency measures, together with the Company Manager and the Team Leader, Security;
Ensure safety standards are followed during operations and promote and apply the company Health and Safety Program;
Coordinate all rental equipment with the PAC in collaboration with the Site Manager and manage relations with equipment vendors;
Participate in all meetings related to the position, including but not limited to; head of department meetings, transport meetings, forums, planning and project meetings, CODI as well as corporate meetings;
As director, take an active approach in the tour management forums and shared responsibilities under the Company Manager’s leadership;
Work in cooperation with the Site Operations Director to accomplish tear-down/set-up planning.


Carry out budget forecasting and monitoring for the department in collaboration with the Company Manager and Senior Production Manager, Big Top Shows;
Implement management systems that enable all managers in the Technical Department team to thoroughly understand the budget process and expense monitoring.

Human Resources
Lead the hiring process for Technical Department working with IHQ Human Resources and participate in the integration, training and development of members of the team;
Thoroughly evaluate all direct reports and supervise the evaluation of all staff done by heads of department;
Working in collaboration with IHQ and the HR Advisor, create and deploy coaching and development plans for department staff;
Manage the time management file (payroll, vacation, leave, invoices) for permanent and temporary staff;
Oversee workforce planning for all Technical Department staff, together with the Senior HR Advisor and Senior Production Manager, Big Top Shows;
Negotiate local contracts for temporary staff according to agreements in place;
Ensure adequate application of emergency measures and workplace health and safety procedures in accordance with both company policy and laws in effect (team training, exercises, etc.).

Qualifications / Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
College-level diploma (or equivalent) in live entertainment or theatre production (or equivalent work experience); a relevant combination of academic background and professional experience will also be considered;
Ten years’ experience in show business technical management;
Strong experience in budget and personnel management;
Five years’ touring experience;
Familiarity with Microsoft applications in the Windows environment;
Ability to adapt to change;
Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
Good team spirit;
Fluency in English, both written and spoken; fluency in French or any additional language an asset;
Availability to tour internationally full time and to work in foreign countries.

Salary: To be discussed

Contact Information

Interested candidates should apply online at: http://bit.ly/1V26BZ9 

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