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Theatre Technical Coordinator - Thompson Rivers University

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Kamloops, British Columbia
Position: Theatre Technical Coordinator
Deadline: July 11, 2014
Posted: July 2, 2014

Job Description / Duties


  • Maintains all technical areas of production in the theatre including, but not limited to: set, lighting, props, sound, paint and costume. 
  • Provides technical support to classes, productions or any other event as required. 
  • Sources and purchases all supplies and materials needed for productions. 
  • Maintains files and records. 
  • Creates and maintains the production schedule for all productions and events. 
  • Coordinates and schedules all student crew work on productions. 
  • Demonstrates use of all equipment and ensures proper safety procedures are followed. 
  • Oversees loans and return of equipment/goods to other theatre organizations. 
  • Anticipates future technical needs and submits equipment acquisition proposals. 
  • Maintains order and safety in all areas of the theatre, workshops and storage areas. 
  • Consults with designers and responsible for costing and approval of final designs. 
  • Responsible to evaluate the safety and structural integrity of designs for productions and to create any technical drawings as necessary in order to execute designs. 
  • Maintains order in the carpentry shop and costume construction area and ensures that basic supplies are stocked for build of productions. 
  • Coordinates and oversees student use of lighting and sound equipment during set up, technical rehearsals and performances. 
  • Oversees student booth / backstage crews during technical rehearsals and performances. 
  • Organizes regular production meetings with faculty and students to coordinate all areas of work on productions. Ensures that minutes of production meetings are recorded and distributed. 
  • Provides designs as needed for productions in the areas of set, props, lighting and costumes, technical drawings and build models in scale and perspective renderings. 
  • Works with Faculty to oversee student work studies in production and costume areas.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Four (4) year undergraduate post secondary degree Theatre Production and Design; (BFA) or equivalent

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years' technical/studio experience in theatre production and design


  • Knowledge of lighting control hardware / software 
  • Skilled in maintenance of lighting instruments, calibration and repair 
  • Knowledge and ability to design sets, lighting, props, costumes 
  • Knowledge of costume construction and ability to sew by hand and with machine 
  • Knowledge and skilled in scenic construction techniques for theatre. Proficient in the use of woodworking equipment, smaller power tools and hand tools 
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for all areas of theatre production and set construction 
  • Ability in scenic painting techniques such as wood graining, faux finishes and applied textures with brush and other tools 
  • Knowledge of sound equipment for theatre 
  • Knowledge of Mac OS computer systems and specialized programs for theatre 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work independently

Additional Information

Thompson Rivers University: www.tru.ca/arts/vpa/theatre.html

Actors Workshop Theatre www.actorsworkshoptheatre.ca

Posting online: tru.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/2283

Salary: The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists. Pay Band CUPE Grade 10 $29.35

Contact Information

For more info - Robin Nichol - Chair, Visual and Performing Arts  

Apply through posting online here tru.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/2283

Employer Profile

The Theatre Arts Program at TRU provides students with a variety of undergraduate courses designed for both the theatre specialist and the generalist. Acting, from first to fourth year levels, directing, theatre history and technical theatre courses offer students a full range of theatre options linked to both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees. Providing training for the past 25 years, the Theatre Major is the only one outside the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island region offering a full range of transferable, university-level theatre arts courses.

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