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Technical Director - Canada's National Ballet School

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: March 12, 2010
Posted: February 25, 2010

Job Description / Duties

In this position, reporting to the Production & Theatre Operations Manager, you will provide technical expertise and leadership for theatre and other venue usage by school productions, rentals and guest productions. This will include booking and supervising all theatre personnel, providing advice and assistance to rental clients, and implementing policies and procedures for the safety of all theatre users.

Qualifications / Required Skills

  • College Diploma or Degree in a Theatre-related program. 
  • Minimum three years of hands on production experience. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to supervise and motivate the crew. 
  • Good understanding and knowledge of theatre production aspects including lighting, sound, rigging, staging & set elements, dance floors, health & safety, current codes and legislation as they apply to the theatre, and power. 
  • Proven understanding of technical riders and ability to interpret the needs of both rental and in house clients. 
  • Ability to read and manipulate scale drawings. 
  • CAD drafting (Vectorworks an asset) and proficient in Excel. 
  • Ability to oversee budgets and deliver the needs of a production in a timely manner. 
  • Working knowledge of Audio Visual systems. 
  • Good organizational and scheduling skills. 
  • Hours of work may vary to include evenings and weekends as needed for NBS, Rental Shows, and Events.

Additional Information

Successful candidates must supply the National Ballet School with a Police Reference Check in accordance with the School’s Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy; this will be coordinated through the Human Resources Department of NBS.

Qualified applicants should send their resumes to careers@nbs-enb.ca including “Technical Director” in the subject line of your email by March 12, 2010. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


Contact Information

Qualified applicants should send their resumes to careers@nbs-enb.ca including “Technical Director” in the subject line of your email by March 12, 2010. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Canada’s National Ballet School is located at 400 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G6.

Please visit www.nbs-enb.ca for more information.
NBS thanks all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Employer Profile

Since its founding in 1959, Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) has garnered the highest international acclaim for excellence in the training of dance professionals. NBS graduates dance in major companies around the world, and include some of the world’s finest choreographers and artistic directors. In addition to its core professional ballet program which includes residence and academic education for students in Grades 6 through 12, and intensive dance training for post-secondary students, NBS has an esteemed teacher training program and part-time classes for both young dancers and adults. NBS is currently inviting applications for the regular, full-time position of Technical Director.

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