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Technical Director - Blyth Festival

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Blyth, Ontario
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: March 13, 2018
Posted: March 5, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The Blyth Festival is currently searching for a candidate to fill the seasonal position of Technical Director for the 2018 summer season. The contract will start in mid-April May and conclude in late September.
In 2018, the Blyth Festival will produce five Canadian plays, (one stand-alone & 4 in repertory - three of them world premieres) and our annual Young Company project, as well as present two shows in our studio space.

The Blyth Festival takes place in Blyth Memorial Hall, a municipally owned, newly renovated 379-seat theatre. There are two rehearsal halls, one of which functions as a studio theatre, and ample backstage space for repertory changeovers.

• Management of technical and production aspects of all productions
• Conceptualizing the execution of design submissions
• Costing of productions
• Working with crew and production teams to meet the needs of shows
• Working within production budgets
• Coordinate, supervise and participate in, repertory changeovers
• Enforcing Health & Safety policies and regulations

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Thorough background in all aspects of technical theatre production, particularly lighting, audio and video
• Proven management experience and good communication skills
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Strong team player
• Working knowledge of Health & Safety policies
• Valid G Driver’s Licence
• Working at Heights
• Vectorworks or AutoCAD
• Working knowledge of QLAB, as well as ETC Element & Digico S21 consoles, Dante
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Additional Information

The Blyth Centre for the Arts (including Blyth Festival) was founded in 1975 to produce theatre that reflects the culture and concerns for the people of southwestern Ontario and beyond. In 1975, few scripts that fit the Festival's mandate were being written so we jumped into the creation of new work. At that time, the festival was the only summer theatre producing original Canadian plays, and one of the very few, if not the only "500-seat" theatre in Canada producing Canadian plays exclusively.
Today, located in a village of 1000 in rural Huron County, the Blyth Centre for the Arts is a year-round centre of cultural activity for southwestern Ontario.

Salary: TBD

Contact Information

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Artistic Director Gil Garratt, 

Employer Profile

Blyth Festival (also known as Blyth Centre for the Arts) was founded in 1975 and functions as an arts centre for Huron County in Southwestern Ontario. The theatre presents a four to six play repertory summer season of exclusively Canadian theatre, with an emphasis on new work.

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