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Interim School Technical Coordinator - Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Interim School Technical Coordinator
Deadline: April 28, 2014
Posted: March 24, 2014

Job Description / Duties

Summary Statement:
As the School Technical Coordinator you are responsible for the administration, production and technical coordination of all School performances and events for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. In addition, the Technical Coordinator will work to ensure a safe, professional performance and event experience in order to further the School’s mandate. The Technical Coordinator works closely with artistic staff and students of the School, the production department and member of the senior management team

This is a three month term position commencing June 01, 2014.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

<div>Leadership, Supervision and Production: </div>
  • Coordinate and organize all aspects of the Concert Hour Ballet Tour; travel with the tour and serve in the capacity of company manager, stage manager, technical director and production manager. 
  • Serve as production manager, technical director and stage manager as required for all Professional and Recreational Division shows and event. 
  • Oversee production requirement of Ballet in the Park in consultation with the production department. 
  • Hire and supervise any additional production support staff for performances and events as required and approved by the Director of Production. 
  • Provide technical support for all summer programs. 
  • Work with the First Steps Coordinator in training students in the production needs of the performance series. 
  • Edit and produce video and sound recordings of all materials needed by the faculty of the school for teaching, grant proposals, auditions and shows 
  • Resolve production issues as they arise in a manner that supports the mandate of the RWB School while being consistent with the RWB policies. 
  • Serve as the School audio/visual library resource contact in conjunction with the AV room staff, including monitoring the use of resources by students. 
  • Schedules and coordinates flow of work within or between departments. 
  • Reviews master production schedule and establishes priorities and staff availability or capability of support staff for each show. 
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine progress of work and to provide information on any changes. 
  • Gather resources and information needed for a successful show including but limited to renting truck(s), tents, portable lavatories, chairs etc., set up and tear down of stage, sound, lighting, seating etc.; and all supporting signage for all School performances. 
  • Book the staffing/volunteers, organize production associated payments, arrange necessary transportation for artists, gain permissions to record, and procure/arrange hospitality. 
  • Work with the stage crew/volunteers in running and maintaining the backstage aspects of the show. 


  • Liaisons with the production department to ensure technical needs are met in the studios and for performance and events. 
  • Support the AV room staff with respect to school needs. 
  • Print and distribute all technical and production schedules, itineraries, and lists as needed. 
  • Provide feedback to management following productions to provide continuous improvement of event management. 

Building Operations:

  • Ensure the cleanliness, safety and efficient operation of the studios in conjunction with the Director of Production and the Building Facilities Manager. 
  • Ensure all production equipment used by the School is maintained, repairing and replacing as required following approvals by the Director of Production. 


  • Assist in the planning, implementation, monitoring and balancing of performance and event budgets in consultation with the Director of Production, and Director of School Operations. 


  • Organize, and attend all applicable meetings with designated personnel to ensure the efficient production of the School performances and events. 
  • Obtain music rights as required. 
  • Ensure music is approved by Artistic organizer. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Assist in producing and distributing associated paperwork. 
  • Track and maintain paper work relevant to the upkeep of the each event. 
  • Maintain contract files, remittances and all necessary paperwork for each production. 
  • Assist in running the stage including giving appropriate paper work to the stage crew so that they may have a working knowledge of how to set and run the show. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Production or Director of School Operations. 

Working Conditions:

  • The Technical Coordinator works in an office environment utilizing standard equipment associate with this position.
  • This position requires travel to and from various venues, working flexible hours including evenings and weekends that will exceed 40 hours per week. 
  • This position requires you to work in a proactive manner with shifting deadlines and priorities. 

Qualifications / Required Skills

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Production or equivalent experience 
  • Two years’ experience in Stage Management and or Production experience. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the application and use of Photoshop, Vectorworks, and Premiere. 
  • Experience working with Windows based applications including Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and Access). 
  • As a condition of employment with the RWB, Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Registry Check must be obtained as a condition of employment at the employees expense. 
  • Skills and Specifications: 
  • Flexible hours including evenings and weekends 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Punctual and reliable 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Excellent problem solving skills. 
  • Outstanding communications skills both written and oral. 
  • Ability to delegate.

Additional Information



Contact Information

Michael Freeman
Director of Production

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