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House Technician - Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Calgary, Alberta
Position: House Technician
Deadline: September 22, 2016
Posted: September 7, 2016

Job Description / Duties

DJD is seeking a House Technician(HT) for its upcoming 2016/17 season. The ideal candidate is a Theatre Technician who has experience working in a technical capacity in theatre and dance, and possesses strong management and administrative skills. The House Technician will be responsible for the technical aspects of activities associated with DJD productions and rentals and will embrace DJD’s mission and act in the best interest of the organization at all times.

The House Technician will be responsible for the effective operation of lighting, sound, video, rigging, set and stage management. The HT works under the supervision of the Production Manager (PM) and will be responsible for advancing the technical components and crew requirements of rentals and special events in the DJD Dance center. The HT will work with the Production Manager to schedule and supervise maintenance and cleaning of theatre equipment and dance floor. They will also act as the primary liaison between DJD and casual crew. The HT along with the PM will research, secure, and contract production suppliers as required for productions, rentals and theatre needs. Occasionally, the HT will oversee and /or assist the PM in picking up and delivery of technical equipment.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Valid class 5 driver’s license; experience driving large transport trucks (up to 24’ 5- ton), an asset but not mandatory.

Experience working with and running crews.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Organizational and scheduling skills.

Experience with programing and operation of lighting Consoles, ETC Ion.

Experience with Digital sound consoles, Digico S21.

Computer literacy in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Qlab.

Working knowledge of Vectorworks is an asset.

Experience in live sound mixing and recording.

Keeping a positive attitude and a good sense of humour in stressful situations.

Additional Information

This is a full time, seasonal, contract based position for 36-40 weeks starting immediately. The candidate’s schedule will need to be flexible due to evening, weekend and Holiday work periods. The candidate should have a Technical Theatre post-secondary education or 5 years of technical theatre experience. Experience in a Supervisor position is an asset.

Salary: Salary will commensurate with experience.

Contact Information

Cameron Clowe
Production Manager
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks


To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to  before 5pm MST, September 22th, 2016.

Employer Profile

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) was formed in 1984 with a mission to preserve, promote, and evolve the art of Jazz dance. In April 2016, DJD opened a 40,000 sq. ft. custom built building with 6 studios and a 240 seat studio theatre.


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