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Technical Support - Ottawa Little Theatre

This is a Seasonal, Part-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Ottawa, Ontario
Position: Technical Support
Deadline: July 12, 2019
Posted: June 17, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The Ottawa Little Theatre is a volunteer-based community theatre. The OLT stages nine productions each year over a 45 week on-stage schedule. The Technical Support function works closely with directors and designers on each of the season shows as required, to provide technical services, and to improve the technical quality of the productions.

The work is primarily in the evening hours weekly and weekends. “Core” hours include the periods 6:00pm to 10:30pm when shows are in rehearsal or productions are on-stage.

The Theatre will:
˗ contract this service through a service agreement
˗ contract subject to EI, CPP and income tax deductions at source, if required
˗ offer access to benefits plan with deductions made at source
˗ provide oversight through the president, or V-Ps facilities and capital, and artistic

Qualifications / Required Skills

• graduate from a recognized technical theatre program (college/university) with experience in all technical aspects: sound, lighting, projection and general staging
• minimum five(5)years of experience in the production/ technical services for mid to large theatres – including community theatres
• demonstrable stage manager experiences
• knowledge of applicable laws and safety regulations for performance venues
• experience in technical problem-solving
• strong leadership abilities
• computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• references (3) from artistic directors, technical directors or theatre managers

Additional Information

Key Areas of Expertise
• Production Systems
˗ system set up, use and maintenance - lighting/sound/ projection, etc.
˗ improvements to production facilities, equipment, and systems and practices
• Communications
˗ strong oral and written communication skills
˗ experience working with volunteers
• Learning /Teaching
˗ effective skills development - training facilitation/ delivery; practical on-the-job learning; knowledge sharing in informal situations,

Salary: $25/hour - 5 hour daily call - evenings/weekend; 250 day season

Contact Information

Please provide cover email, resume, and references contact information to:
• Geoff Gruson at  
• Chris Ralph at  

Employer Profile

Incorporated on August 27, 1927, the objects of the OLT are: to stimulate public interest in the drama and in the study and advancement of literature generally; to encourage the art of acting, especially by members of the Corporation and to entertain the members of the Corporation and the public by dramatic and choreographic performances.

OLT is incorporated as a “not for profit” and has charitable status. Members have control over the operation of the corporation, principally through the election of directors.
- “own” our own building
- oldest continuously running live theatre - since 1913
- produce 9-10 main-stage shows each year
- 3-week runs – 14-16 performances each show
- annual attendance – 40,000 plus on average
- award-winning shows - high quality
- 368 active volunteers
- 106 year legacy
- production training and acting workshops for both children and adults
- profitable
- large subscription base
- ticket revenues are fully sustainable
- unique programming mainstream all genres keeping pace with the contemporary theatre scene