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Technical Director - French Theatre - National Arts Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Location: Ottawa, ON, Ontario
Position: Technical Director - French Theatre
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Posted: June 13, 2011

Job Description / Duties

SCHEDULE: Full time, Permanent
HOURS: 40 hours a week
SALARY: $61,900 - $82,500 per annum

The Technical Director (TD), French Theatre is a member of the production team responsible for the efficient operation of the technical aspects of productions mounted or presented at the NAC. The TD must manage the available resources to ensure that all productions go up on time and on budget. The TD must also help overcome the technical and logistical challenges for visiting companies transferring productions to the NAC, as well as work as part of an overall technical team to ensure efficiently produced quality shows on all stages of the NAC. The ideal incumbent will be willing to commit to the long term development of their own technical, leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills. Team skills are of critical importance in dealing with workers, Heads of Department, Production staff, artists and clients. This position requires the incumbent to work in all genres of live performance, and to accomplish these productions through whatever technical and financial means necessary.

Qualifications / Required Skills

 Familiarity with all aspects and genres of live performance
 Working knowledge of applicable regulations and working conditions of performers unions (UDA. APASQ, AFM, CAEA, ADC, etc...)
 An ability to read and interpret plans
 Thorough knowledge of stage lighting, audio, and special effects, with a broad understanding and experience in various performing arts practices
 Thorough knowledge of codes and regulations that apply in a theatrical environment as well as best practices in health and safety
 Experience in running theatrical productions
 Experience in leading and supervising crews in a unionized environment
 Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a good working relationship with artists,clients and colleagues of varying experience levels
 Demonstrated ability to coordinate and deliver multiple concurrent projects within schedule and financial constraints
 Exceptional computer skills, including the Microsoft Office suite and AutoCAD LT
 Must be fluently bilingual in both official languages, both written and oral
 Posses a valid driver’s license or ability to obtain a licence within three months of employment
 Certification in Fall Arrest, Forklift Operation, Arial Platform Operation, Pyrotechnics Certificate, Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence are an asset

Additional Information


Salary: $61,900 - $82,500 per annum

Contact Information

Please forward a cover letter along with your resume quoting the competition number no later than June 30, 2011 to the NAC Human Resources Department.

FAX: 613-943-1402
WEBSITE: www.nac-cna.ca

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Potential candidates must possess the minimum qualifications as identified in order to qualify for an interview.

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