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Job (Calgary): Technical Director – Vertigo Theatre

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Technical Director, Vertigo Theatre

Vertigo Theatre seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Technical Director. The Technical Director (TD) is responsible for overseeing all technical elements for productions produced and/or presented by the Society for Vertigo Mystery Theatre, Y Stage, special events and Venue Rentals.

The Technical Director is a member of the Production Department and is supervised by and reports to the Production & Facility Manager. This position works closely with all members of the Production Department and (1) directly supervises Technicians working in The Playhouse for set-ups, lighting hang/focus/level setting, sound installation/level setting, and strikes as well as in The Studio when required (2) supervises carpenter and build of set, providing working construction drawings (3) establishes and maintains safety policies (4) supervises and provides mentorship to the Assistant Technical Director (5) is responsible for venue maintenance and upkeep.

This is a full-time seasonal position as defined within the Society’s Personnel Policy. The individual in this position shall possess superior interpersonal, project management, supervisory, technical drawing and technical skills in lighting, sound, sound recording and special effects. The individual in this position shall possess a valid driver’s license and a current, up-to-date PAL certification.

In fulfilling the position’s Core Responsibilities & Duties, the Society expects the Technical Director to:

• Maintain a high quality of workmanship, achieving the attention to detail that the Theatre requires
• Work toward achieving established goals
• Ensure the safety of the workplace by helping to establish and then adhering to all health, security and safety policies and procedures
• Ensure the safety of performers, creative artists, staff and casual labour working at Vertigo Theatre by taking responsibility for all special effects, equipment and rigging
• Adhere to all budget guidelines as determined by the Production & Facility Manager.

Vertigo Theatre encourages a team-oriented environment. All personnel are required to participate in a wide range of activities or take on additional responsibilities from time to time that may be outside of the Core Responsibilities & Duties for each position.

About Vertigo Theatre

Vertigo Theatre has entertained audiences for over 38 years with high quality programming, evolving into a truly unique organization. We are located at the base of the Calgary Tower, which is home to our administration, ticket offices and our two performance venues. We program two series: The BD&P Mystery Theatre Series and the Y Stage Theatre Series (for young audiences). Vertigo Theatre is also home to a variety of arts organizations that rent our performance venues throughout the regular theatre season. Our audience is diverse and includes children and young families to urban professionals and seniors.

This is a permanent seasonal position with a preferred start date of August 10. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume before June 24 to Scott Reid, Production & Facility Manager at

Detailed position descriptions and more information on Vertigo Theatre and the position can be found on

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