Theatre Network is seeking a skilled and dedicated professional for the position of Director of Production & Facilities in our newly rebuilt venue, The Roxy.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
About Theatre Network
Theatre Network produces contemporary theatre with an emphasis on Canadian playwrights and stories, with a 48-year tenure of serving Edmonton and area audiences. Theatre Network is dedicated to producing and facilitating the development of work that is challenging, engaging, and is unafraid to question our conceptions of the world we live in.
We produce a roster of four mainstage productions, including our annual presentation of Nextfest – Edmonton’s emerging artist festival. Theatre Network curates and hosts a variety of other programming from independent artists in Edmonton, hosts performances during the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival as a BYOV (Bring-Your-Own-Venue), and operates the Theatre Network Summer Academy, a theatre intensive for high school students.
Theatre Network reopened our brand-new facility in 2022, The Roxy, which houses two dedicated performance venues: the Nancy Power Theatre, a 200-seat proscenium theatre, and the Lorne Cardinal Theatre, an 80-seat black box. The building is also home to Miller Art Gallery, a rehearsal hall, with brand new equipment throughout the facility. For more, visit theatrenetwork.ca.
Who We Are Looking For
Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Director of Production & Facilities is a full-time, permanent role and core member of our team. We are looking for an artist/colleague who is passionate about Theatre Network’s creative vision. The successful candidate will prioritize safety, mentorship, inclusivity, and creative risk, while taking pride in their work and the operations of the building. We are interested in an effective communicator who believes in the alignment of the creative, technical, and administrative teams.
- Acts as production manager for each of the company’s mainstage productions, for the company’s presentation of Nextfest, and for other activity as required.
- Manages a team of contract technicians in a non-union environment, including hiring, training, professional development of team-members.
- Handles production and facility purchases, in line with budgets.
- Supervises construction and installation of scenic elements.
- With the Visual Art Curator, manages the install, hang, and turnover of visual art exhibits in the Miller Art Gallery.
- Supervises all production elements in the theatre spaces, and throughout the building (including Unison Echo, Q-SYS, and BrightSign systems).
- Manages the effective flow of information from the Artistic Director and management team to the production department.
- Oversees venue & production health and safety policy, training, and procedures. Ensures venues and production designs comply with appropriate regulations. Fosters a culture of safety.
- Provides technical support to guest artists and Roxy staff.
- Works closely with the Artistic Director and the Managing Director to supervise building operations; oversee maintenance, renovations, and capital purchases for The Roxy.
- Oversees facility mechanical and electrical systems to ensure safe and efficient working order. Perform some basic maintenance, and liaise with service providers on specialized maintenance as required.
- 3-5 years minimum experience in Production Management or Technical Direction, including a strong understanding of:
- Lighting, sound, and video systems
- Theatre Health and Safety
- Familiarity with day-to-day venue operations of a theatre facility.
- Strong communication/leadership qualities, including notable experience leading teams in a production environment.
- The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a small team environment and be committed to enthusiastically solving problems as a team.
- Evening/weekend/holiday hours, as required by production schedules/events.
- Design skills would be an asset.
- Position is full-time, 35 hours/week on average. Heavier weeks are offset by time in lieu.
- Starting salary is $50,000 – $55,000 – negotiable, based on experience.
- Health/dental benefits package.
- 3 weeks vacation, plus 1 week holiday closure.
- This position requires occasional heavy lifting, working at heights, and in some locations that are not accessible by users of mobility aids. For more information about specific duties, please reach out to us.
To Apply, please submit a CV and Cover letter by email to Bradley Moss, Artistic Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Theatre Network welcomes and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.