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JOB (Calgary): IGNITE! Festival Technical Director – Sage Theatre

Sage Theatre CasinoJOB POSTING: IGNITE! Festival Technical Director

Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract
Contract Dates: April 28- July 01, 2016
Hours: Varying throughout contract. Full time during the festival (June 20-27) and estimated average of 10-12 hours per week throughout the remainder of the contract.
Reporting to: Festival Director
Supervising: Overseeing volunteer venue staff
Salary/Fee: $1500

Position Description: The Technical Director oversees and coordinates the successful technical operations of the IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists.


  • Oversee the technical operations and staff of two performance venues (Victor Mitchell at The Pumphouse and West Village Theatre).
  • Communicate between IGNITE! productions/artist series and the two venues.
  • Coordinate and Organize rehearsal scheduling for productions and artist series.
  • Provide advice and mentorship for individual project designers.
  • Attend weekly production meetings May / June 2016.


  • Previous experience with live performance.
  • Ability to self-motivate and work unsupervised.
  • Experience in motivating and supervising staff.
  • Experience with theatre lighting consoles and sound equipment.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations.
  • People skills: persuasiveness, patience, tact and the ability to deal with ‘artistic temperaments.’
  • Ability to cope with long hours during the festival and an ever changing schedule.
  • Technical Theatre background and education an asset About IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists.

To Apply:

Email a CV and Expression of interest to no late than 4:30pm Friday, April 29, 2016. Please use Technical Director as the email subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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