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Job (Calgary): Assistant Technical Director – Calgary Opera

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Job (Calgary): Assistant Technical Director – Calgary Opera

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Contract position. Full Time position
Deadline for Application: November 22, 2013
Start Date: December 2013 TBC

The Assistant Technical Director reports to the Technical Director and Director of Production.

The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications:

 A Diploma or Degree from a recognized professional training program.
 Knowledgeable in theatre lighting, audio, scenic construction, scenery and rigging practises, working experience in some of these fields is an asset.
 Minimum 5 years of experience working in a professional theatre with a counterweight fly loft.
 Competent in CAD drafting with Vectorworks (alternate AutoCAD – must be prepared to learn Vectorworks).
 Valid Canadian Driver’s license, capable of driving a 5 ton, driver’s abstract may be required.
 Experienced and comfortable directing IATSE crews.
 Able to work in a collaborative environment.
 Ability to communicate with suppliers, vendors, commercial contractors, stage management, directors, designers and administration.
 Able to work with minimal supervision and make decisions.
 Able to source equipment and supplies.
 Strong computer skills including a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, Open Office or LibreOffice.
 Current Fall Arrest, Scissor Lift, First Aid, Forklift, Aerial Boom and WHMIS certification would be an asset.
 Able to work evenings and weekends as required.


 Working with the Technical Director, assisting on all of Calgary Opera’s main stage, school tour, emerging artist productions, summer festival, special events, warehouse, facility, and rentals.
 Assist heads of departments with planning and execution

Salary to be negotiated.
To apply for this position, please mail, fax, or email your updated resume with 3 references to Calgary Opera, attention: Bonni Baynton Sprague

Mail: Calgary Opera
Attention: Bonni Baynton Sprague, Director of Production
1315 7 St SW, Calgary AB T2R 1A5


Fax: (403)-263-5428 Attention: Bonni Baynton Sprague and include a cover page.

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