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Jobs (Edmonton): Orange Hub Theatres Technical Director – Grindstone Theatre

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
ORANGE HUB THEATRES MANAGED BY THE GRINDSTONE THEATRE SOCIETY

Overview:
We are seeking a skilled and versatile Technical Director to join our team at The Orange Hub Theatres. The TD will be the primary team member responsible for providing technical support for all performances and events, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of audio, lighting, and other technical equipment, and maintaining the overall functionality and appearance of the performance spaces, as well as training and overseeing a team of technicians.

Location: The Orange Hub Theatres, 10045 156 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 2P7
The Orange Hub is a vibrant arts and cultural center dedicated to supporting local artists and fostering community engagement through a diverse range of performances, events, and workshops. As a hub for creativity and innovation, we strive to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment where artists and audiences can come together to celebrate the arts.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Responsibilities:

  • Technical Theatre Management, serving as the primary technical liaison between the venue and the producers.
  • Technical Team Leadership, to recruit, hire, and supervise technical staff.
  • Venue Maintenance, conducting regular inspections and maintenance checks of technical equipment.
  • Safety and Compliance, ensuring that all technical operations comply with health and safety regulations and industry best practices.
  • Collaboration and Communication, with production teams, venue staff, and external vendors.
  • Budgeting and Financial Management for the budget of technical elements, including labor, materials, maintenance, and upgrades.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre, Theatre Production, or related field (preferred).
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in technical theatre, live event production, or venue operations, with demonstrated expertise in scenery construction, lighting design, sound reinforcement, and stagecraft.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills, with the ability to plan, organize, and execute complex technical productions on time and within budget.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard software and hardware platforms, such as AutoCAD, Vectorworks, ETC lighting consoles, and digital audio consoles, with the ability to program and troubleshoot technical systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and stakeholders to achieve common goals and deliver high-quality productions.


Schedule/Wage:
$28/hour
Available for evenings and weekends, hours dependent on theatre bookings

Who We’re Looking For:
The Grindstone Theatre Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Sign Up:
Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and qualifications to tlocke@grindstonetheatre.ca with the subject line “Technical Director Application – [Your Name]”. In your cover letter, please include why you are interested in joining The Orange Hub Theatres and how your experience aligns with the responsibilities of the role.

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