Technical Director

Monument-National Campus

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The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) believes in employment equity and is committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. For NTS, it is imperative that the diversity of our community be reflected in our staff, who must likewise be comfortable working with and for people of all walks of life. We strongly support the right to employability and greatly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour, and those of all other ethnic and cultural affiliations, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

Technical Director

The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) believes in employment equity and is committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. For NTS, it is imperative that the diversity of our community be reflected in our staff, who must likewise be comfortable working with and for people of all walks of life. We strongly support the right to employability and greatly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour, and those of all other ethnic and cultural affiliations, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

Under the supervision of the Operations Lead of the Monument-National (M-N) Campus, the successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and smooth running of all technical and administrative operations at the M-N Campus. Tasks are grouped into three main types of activities: staging of shows from all disciplines; technical support for the creation, production and presentation of shows by students of the School; and the holding of corporate and media events.

Job Description

The Challenges

As part of our team, the successful candidate will:

  • Participate in the ongoing changes and the implementation of innovative processes;
  • Contribute to maintaining frank and open exchanges that promote team cohesion and efficiency;
  • Collaborate in the team's efforts to create an inclusive and caring professional space;
  • Share the view that theatre brings people together and allows them to imagine, think and feel collectively.
Responsibilities

Student Productions

  • Promote a climate conducive to learning by using a pedagogical approach that is consistent with that of training programs at NTS;
  • Provide requested technical support to students at the M-N Campus;
  • Receive and manage requests for needs related to student productions, so that the technical team at M-N can play its role as an advisor and provide mentoring to students, according to need;
  • Promote good communication and collaboration between technical services in the M-N Campus, technical services in the Saint-Denis Campus and pedagogical services in the Saint-Denis Campus;
  • Supervise student training on health and safety regulations and the proper implementation of the rules.

 

Partner Productions

  • Advise, guide and participate in the evaluation of the technical, operational and budgetary feasibility of the various productions;
  • Plan and communicate the work schedules and assignments of technical teams required for productions, according to the terms of the contracts and the technical data sheets of the productions;
  • Ensure that technical operations run smoothly with the support of the M-N's permanent technical team;
  • Ensure synergy between the production’s different work teams;
  • Ensure the application of M-N's health and safety rules.

Management and administration

  • Ensure the planning, management and maintenance of technical and scenic equipment at M-N ;
  • Prepare and maintain technical documentation related to theatres;
  • Supervise the quality of the work and the performance evaluation of the permanent technical team;
  • Maintain a global vision and ensure a good planning of all annual productions at M-N;
  • Manage the technical operations budget in a responsible and proactive manner;
  • Ensure the proper management of the temporary technical team, including time sheets and payroll;
  • Ensure the application, updating and renewal of the agreement on working conditions for temporary technicians in M-N;
  • Recommend and ensure the application of best practices in the field;
  • Participate to the Health and Safety Committee, as well as other committees as required.
Profile
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar position;
  • Engaging leadership and teamwork skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mobilize teams, and to maintain a good working climate;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and sense for customer service;
  • Strong aptitude for teamwork, openness to others and divergent thinking;
  • Natural ability for communication, building trusting relationships and passing on knowledge;
  • Good sense of organization, planning and budget management;
  • Problem solving, discernment, creativity, diplomacy, integrity, humour;
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural skills and ability to communicate and interact effectively with members of diverse communities;
  • Constantly updated knowledge of all health and safety regulations;
  • Demonstrated ability in managing daily operations related to stage and technical equipment;
  • Very good understanding in electrical, lighting, sound, video, and rigging systems;
  • Good knowledge of IT tools, such as Autocad, Office 365, and Vectorworks;
  • Manual skills and a class 5 driver's licence;
  • Fluently bilingual in French and English, both written and oral.

This is a permanent, full-time position, usually Monday to Friday, but applicants are also expected to be flexible in terms of working hours.

How to apply?

Please submit your CV and motivation letter to cv@ent-nts.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all and believe in the right to employability. That’s why we support accessibility and employment equality; we encourage people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicity, as well as Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and people of colour, to apply.

Apply now!

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