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Technical Director

Technical Director

  • Full Time
  • Victoria, BC
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 per annum, plus benefits and RRSP

Website Pacific Opera Victoria


Pacific Opera Victoria seeks an individual to oversee all technical aspects of its production season and to manage all Opera Shop operations, commencing Fall 2021 (negotiable).

The Technical Director reports to the Director of Production & Artistic Administration, and shall be responsible for the smooth operation of shop and theatre activities. This shall include producing cost estimates, engineering construction methods for scenic designs, managing expenditures for all shop departments, creating shop and theatre crew schedules, coordinating lighting, sound, special effects and multi-media requirements, and establishing procedures for theatre installation, operation, strike and transfer of Pacific Opera Victoria productions. They will supervise IATSE stagehands and shop staff, will oversee maintenance of shop equipment and facilities, and maintain occupational health and safety policy. The Technical Director shall liaise with designers, directors, stage management and the Director of Production & Artistic Administration on relevant production matters and attentively coordinate with production departments. They will also manage the operations of external production contracts and Opera Shop activities.



Qualified candidates will have a minimum two years’ professional experience and demonstrate a working knowledge of scenic, properties and wardrobe construction, rigging, lighting, sound and multi-media. Candidates should possess strong computer skills, including a thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and computer drafting (Vectorworks or AutoCAD). Familiarity with IATSE collective agreements is an asset. The ideal candidate will possess strong collaborative and organizational skills, a sense of humour and a desire to work with an innovative company in a dynamic team environment.



Salary range: $60,000 to $70,000 per annum, contingent on experience, plus benefits and RRSP. The position requires some work on evenings and weekends.



Pacific Opera Victoria is one of the most influential professional opera companies in Canada. Its inspired repertoire comprises original productions of classic favourites and lesser known works, as well as new commissions, co-productions, and collaborations with other companies and arts organizations across the country. From its home in the Baumann Centre, Pacific Opera Victoria creates significant career opportunities for creative and performing artists and curates opera in surprising ways – enticing newcomers and captivating loyal opera-goers.



Pacific Opera Victoria identifies Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation among its Core Values and encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Please send cover letter and resume by September 28, 2021 to:

Ereca Hassell, Director of Production & Artistic Administration

Pacific Opera Victoria

925 Balmoral Road

Victoria, BC, V8T 1A7


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Applications will be reviewed as received.

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