Technical Director/Technician Job Description
Calgary's Lunchbox Theatre, the longest running lunchtime theatre in the world, strives to continually expand and develop talent from the local arts community. Located at the base of the Calgary Tower in the heart of downtown, Lunchbox Theatre injects an hour of premium entertainment and delight for our audience into every lunchtime and evening performance.
To bring these productions to life, Lunchbox Theatre employs 6-8 permanent staff members, as well as the hundreds of other artists involved in each season.
The TD/Technician is primarily responsible for the ongoing delivery of production services and technical programming, and supporting the creative team in realizing the vision of each design and production. In addition, the TD/Technician will be responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the stage, back of house and theatrical equipment.
The TD/Technician will work with and report directly to the Production Manager in order to see each production through to completion in an efficient and timely manner.
Provide production services as required, including but not limited to: electrical, carpentry, and painting
Assist with the procurement of materials
Participate in construction and installation of all sets, lights and sound
Participate in tech week to ensure any problems that may arise are resolved prior to opening
Run each show in conjunction with the Stage Manager. Daily duties include:
Running lights, sound and video cues
Pre-show equipment checks
Post-show cleanup of house and green room
Maintenance of stage
Participate in the striking of shows
Assisting with returns in a timely manner
Attending staff and production meetings
Responsible for rental groups under the direction of the Production Manager
Assist with general maintenance of equipment, theatre, rehearsal hall
Maintain a safe work environment in all areas of the theatre for staff, artists, volunteers and patrons
Maintain all tools and equipment in good working order, repair as needed
Annual cleaning and maintenance of lighting and sound equipment
Participate in facility renovations and equipping of theatre
Maintain inventories of tools and building materials
Assist with special events
Technical theatre education
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to self-motivate and work unsupervised
Broad range of skills related to the building and execution of theatre productions
Experience with QLab and ETC Express consoles
Lunchbox Theatre offers a positive, high-energy work environment, and is an equal-opportunity employer. This is a seasonal, full-time position until June, 2020, and may be renewed for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Salary is $675 per week.
If you would like to join our team, please forward your resume, cover letter, and two references by email to:
Production and Operations Manager
Lunchbox Theatre thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Application deadline: This position will remain open until filled.