Technical Director (Full-Time, Permanent Position)
The Camrose Performing Arts Centre Management Council is a not for-profit arts organization that operates the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre. Located in Camrose, Alberta on the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, approximately 80 km south of Edmonton.
The Lougheed Centre is home to 2 venues, The Cargill Theatre, a 584 seat automated fly house that features an all LED stage lighting system and world class sound system, and the Mayer Family Community Hall, a flexible multi-use venue.
The Lougheed Centre is a road house for touring productions/concerts and local rentals of approximately 200 event days a year. The Lougheed Centre also presents about 30 presentations as part of each season. The presentation season is a mix of touring concerts, dance, theatre & musicals.
The Technical Director reports directly to the General Manager and works in conjunction with the administrative and technical staff. As a senior member of the organisation, the Technical Director works with a great deal of independence, using their experience and judgement to ensure the smooth and safe presentation of all events happening at the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate all production requirements for the proper execution for all events happening with in the venue.
- Provide technical expertise and consultation for all events happening at the Lougheed Centre. This is done through event meetings, providing rental estimates, sourcing external rentals and materials, etc.
- Schedule the 2 full time technical staff and other casual technical staff to ensure all events are staffed appropriately.
- Set technical procedures and standards for operation of the facility.
- Run all major setup/strikes for large scale events requiring the technical director.
- Available during performances to problem solve and as a resource for technical emergencies which may arise.
- Occasional physical work is required, including but not limited to: lifting heavy weights, awkward positions, climbing ladders, Aerial lifts and working at heights.
- Occasionally run some events as scheduling and requirements dictate.
- Some work will include evenings and weekends. The majority of work will be conducted during administrative hours between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Adhere to any budgets that are set for either specific events or annual budgets.
- Coordinate facility work with the University of Alberta and theatre staff.
- Plan cost, budget & draft small event or facility construction projects as required.
- Plan and coordinate annual maintenance of the facility.
- Maintain accurate and up to date venue technical specifications and equipment lists.
- Maintain a 25 year capital replacement program for the technical aspects of the venue.
- Plan and teach technical volunteer workshops to the Lougheed Centre technical volunteer company.
- Work with the volunteer coordinator to cultivate and maintain a healthy technical volunteer company.
- Stay informed and up to date with advancements in production technology, equipment and safety related to the venues operation.
- Technical theatre degree or diploma with an accredited institution.
- Minimum 5 years professional experience as a head technician or technical director.
- Management experience along with experience leading a variety of crew sizes.
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Knowledgeable in stage craft and scenic construction.
- Ability to read and produce technical drawings. Moderate experience in computer aided drafting, knowledgeable with AutoCAD an asset.
- Moderate knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Moderate experience as a lighting technician and lighting console operator. Experience with ETC EOS family console software an asset.
- Moderate experience with mixing live sound on a digital sound console. Experience with a Digico SD series consoles an asset.
- Experience with SFX sound playback software an asset.
- Moderate experience with stage carpentry and stage rigging in a fly house.
- Fall arrest, Aerial lift training, pyrotechnics Certification, computer/networking background are assets
- Working knowledge of current safety standards and the implementation of same.
- Superb organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects with tight timelines.
- An ability to work independently while also being a part of a small and dynamic team.
- A collaborative spirit to work with a variety of artists, and facility renters, both professional and community.
- Hold a Class 5 drivers licence.
- Ability to be Flexible with a positive attitude.
Terms of Employment:
- Full Time – Permanent
- Salaried position – $53,000 – $60,000 per year, commensurate with experience
- 4 weeks paid vacation
- Comprehensive benefits package
- Pension – RRSP matching program
- Desired start date- August 1st
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Close Date: 29-May-2017
Open till filled: Yes