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Technical Director - The Belfry Theatre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Position: Technical Director
Deadline: September 1, 2010
Posted: August 17, 2010

Job Description / Duties

As Technical Director, the employee is directly responsible to the Production Manager. In this capacity the employee is responsible for:

The TD will assist in all facets of operating the theatre facilities. This will include monitoring and ensuring the maintenance of the facility as well as all aspects of production. The TD will assist in preparation of preliminary costing of all Belfry productions and coordinating the execution of all technical elements with the Production Manager and the Designers. The TD will assist in scheduling and monitoring all production staff to meet project requirements in the most efficient manner. The TD will be responsible for supervising technical rehearsals and notes sessions during production weeks. The TD will recommend approaches for shows to be built on budget while meeting the long-term goals of the Theatre.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:
 Maintain high standards of quality within the production department
 Report to the Production Manager on all aspects of production
 Liaise with stage management and administration on relevant production matters
 Act as Safety Officer in the maintenance of safety standards as per Theatre  Occupational Health and Safety policy
 Work within a team environment
 Supervise production staff and contractors
 Produce costings of sets and special effects in collaboration with Production Manager
 Monitor the Production schedules with an emphasis on crew scheduling
 Engineer and produce special projects and special effects
 Ensure the care & maintenance of all Theatre Equipment
 Coordinate with Scenic and Lighting Designers to ensure smooth implementation of designs
 Supervise installation of scenic and technical elements of Belfry productions
 Coordinate with Lighting Technician to maintain accurate lighting documentation, paperwork, and backups
 Coordinate with all production departments to produce technical packages for  touring and co-productions
 Conduct regular maintenance of lighting equipment and systems
 Manage the set-up and operation of any and all Theatre equipment as required
 Coordinate equipment rentals for the company
 Ensure a smooth transition when operation is transferred to show crew
 Perform Code-compliant lighting and electrical installations
 Coordinate building maintenance projects
 The regular care & maintenance of all Belfry Theatre Equipment
 Monitor own work schedule in consultation with the Production Manager
 Other duties as required

Qualifications / Required Skills

Additional Information

This is a seasonal contract position.

Salary: Based on experience.

Contact Information

Please email cover letter and résumé to production@belfry.bc.ca, or by mail to:

Keith Houghton,
Production Manager
Belfry Theatre
1291 Gladstone Ave.
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8T 1G5

FAX: 250-385-6336

No phone calls please.

Employer Profile

The Belfry Theatre began producing plays in 1976. As a professional adult theatre company, we are dedicated to producing contemporary plays, with an emphasis on Canadian work, and to promoting artistic, cultural, and educational events in the Greater Victoria Region.

In the past 30 years the Belfry has become one of Canada’s most respected companies, producing 212 plays, of which 150 have been Canadian, and over 32 have been premiere productions. Many of the plays that have premiered at the Belfry have gone on to acclaim across Canada, in the U.S., Australia, Europe and London’s West End. Belfry Theatre productions have won awards in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.

The Belfry Theatre produces up to twelve plays per year: one or two summer productions, a four play Mainstage subscription series, and a mid-winter festival of innovative and alternative work from across Canada – our SPARK Festival.

The Belfry Theatre’s mission is to produce theatre that generates ideas and dialogue, and that makes the audience see the world a little differently.


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