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Associate Technical Director

Associate Technical Director

Website Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada

As one of the world’s leading theatre companies and Niagara’s 20 largest employers, The Shaw is dedicated to an ongoing process of increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all our hiring for staff, artists, and in the recruiting of board members. The Shaw is committed to a future when our theatres joyously draw on and include all peoples, fully reflective of the world around us. As such, the Shaw Festival is an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We encourage and invite applications from applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black or as persons of colour (IBPOC), the LGBTQ2+ communities and those identifying as gender fluid. In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and in keeping with our wish to ensure a fully inclusive environment, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process. We will be happy to assist.

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Associate Technical Director
Maternity Leave cover – temporary position

The Shaw Festival has an employment opportunity for a full time Associate Technical Director in the Studio Theatre, covering a maternity between February and September 2022.  This is an exciting, fast-paced, dynamic team position.  It demands commitment, flexibility, ingenuity, creativity and a good sense of humour.

Responsibilities include:

Reports to the Production Director
Manages all technical aspects of production for the Studio Theatre
Co-ordinates information with the creative teams and department heads to ensure the highest production standards
Supervises the production operations of the facility
Provide effective leadership and support to both union (IATSE) and non-union staff.
Maintain and operates all theatre facilities and equipment in accordance with safety standards and legal regulations
Plays an active role on the Health and Safety Committee
Responsible for meeting technical deadlines and budget expectations while maintaining high production standards

Demonstrated operational knowledge of all theatre technical systems and protocols
Ability to motivate and provide direction and support to supervisors and crew
Good written and oral communication skills
Proven time management and organizational skills with attention to detail
The incumbent shall have demonstrated ability in the area of technical direction with at least five years experience
Proficiency with computer software programs; Auto CAD / Vectorworks and Microsoft Office
A post secondary education in a technical theatre program or the equivalent would be considered an asset
Salary range: $1,400 – $1,500 weekly

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume prior by 4:00pm February 15, 2022, VIA EMAIL ONLY, to:

Human Resources, Director
Shaw Festival Theatre
10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

While all responses are appreciated, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Please Note* All new hires must provide Proof of Full Vaccination status + Booster (effective Feb 28/22) prior to their first day of work.

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