Please read the posting and application information carefully. Applications without the required documents will not be considered.

Permanent, Full Time

Start Date: August 26, 2019

The Theatre Technical Director is responsible for providing instructional support services to faculty and students in the Studio 58 Scene Shop and Theatre Spaces.  The Technical Director is also responsible the for technical needs for Studio 58 productions including facilitating lighting, video, sound, projection and all stage equipment (including computers,) related to these activities.  In addition, the Technical Director performs general maintenance of the Theatre Arts facilities and Studio 58 Scene Shop.

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Education & Experience

  • Completion of Theatre Arts Diploma plus specialized training in carpentry, stage lighting, video and sound production.
  • Over four (4) years of recent experience as a Technical Director or other related theatre experience working directly for a professional theatre company.
  • Experience working with an artistic direction team in a major theatre company.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
  • Specialized training in carpentry, electrical, video production, audio production, and lighting board programming
  • Experience in and knowledge of the Vancouver Professional Theatre community is preferred.
  • Experience in carpentry and rigging.
  • Experience as a scenic, lighting, prop, video or sound designer.
  • Experience in building large scale scenery, working with mobile scenery, counterweight systems, turn tables, wagons, drops, and special effects.
  • Experience managing budgets and expenditures.
  • Knowledge in the following areas: stage lighting, drapery, audio-visual equipment, lighting board programming, theatre maintenance procedures, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience of Health & Safety operations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the maintenance and repair trades involved in the servicing of equipment.
  • Knowledge of current theatre technology such as QLab, lighting instruments and operation, sound operation, and video projection.
  • Experience working with students and the evaluation of students.
  • Experience working with software related to technical theatre, such as DMX and MIDI code, and QLab programming.

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work as part of a team  as well as the ability to work independently
  • Ability to prioritize and schedule work to ensure timelines are met.
  • Effective supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with department members, others within the college and particularly external theatre communities.
  • Ability to work within a given budget and track spending electronically.
  • Ability to operate lighting, sound, video and projection equipment –including computers, carpentry tools, power tools, etc.
  • Ability to provide clear instructions to students, and other technical crew members.
  • Ability to read and build from working drawings; i.e. ground plans, side elevations, rear elevations, etc.
  • Ability to build in a safe, quick, and economical manner.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to move around heavy equipment, props, and other stage materials.
  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders, and scaffolding, and use a personnel lift when necessary.
  • Lighting, video and sound design responsibilities require sight and auditory perception.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and long hours especially during peak periods leading up to theatre performances, including evenings and weekends.
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license required. Ability to travel within the College region and will require the use of Studio 58 truck.

Salary Range: $2,143.62 - 2,513.33 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade 27)

Employee Group: CUPE

Hours & Days of Work: 9:00am - 5:00pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department and may include evening and weekend shifts. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek schedule.

Please note that internal applicants are given first consideration.

Competition No.: C083-19

Closing Date: 4:30PM on July 12, 2019.

Application Information: Please read the posting carefully and ensure you have your required documents ready prior to applying. Please submit your resume and cover letter by the closing date and time.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials noted on their resume.

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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