Assistant Technical Director

Job Opportunity

Assistant Technical Director – Contract Position

ABOUT THE GRAND THEATRE

A leading cultural hub, the Grand is proudly located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. We are a place for all to gather, discuss, challenge, debate, celebrate, and be inspired and entertained by exceptional theatre experiences.  A not-for-profit regional theatre, the Grand produces and presents professional theatre on two stages: the Spriet Stage (~800 seats) and the Auburn Stage (~150 seats).

A typical season at the Grand runs from September to May including an annual fall High School Project production, which has a 23-year history as an integral part of our programming.

The Grand is World Curious and London Proud.  We bring the world to London with diverse, relevant, and original stories from around the globe, and through collaborations with exceptional national and international performing arts organizations.

And we bring London to the world stage with a commitment to developing, producing, and premiering new and original stories through COMPASS, our new play development program. In partnership with artists and playwrights from around the world and around the corner, we present relevant, provocative and entertaining stories that remind us of our collective humanity.

POSITION DETAILS

The Grand Theatre is looking for an assistant technical director to help in the creation of our 2021-22 season. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting the Production Manager and Technical Director in scheduling, costing, managing and executing all phases of production, including design, construction, rehearsals and performance.
  • Supporting the Technical Director and various departments (Set, Scenic Art, Props, Wardrobe and Stage) in executing productions.
  • Sourcing build materials and managing equipment rentals.
  • Supporting the Technical Director in drafting ground plan, section and construction drawings.
  • Advancing Incoming Rental shows and events in conjunction with the Rentals Coordinator.
  • Coordinating staffing for the Auburn Development Stage, for both Grand and rental events.
  • Maintaining inventories for various production departments.
  • Assisting operations managers with setting up technical equipment such as projectors and microphones for small event
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Post-secondary degree related to theatre production and/or equivalent professional experience in technical theatre
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Quick learner with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Curious, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as follow instructions
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Proficiency in AutoCad and/or Vectorworks
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working at Heights training considered an asset.

TIMING

Contract Dates:  August 3, 2021 – April 8, 2022

SALARY

40,000-45,000 per year, pro-rated

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a resume and cover letter expressing what excites you about this position to lhansen [at] grandtheatre [dot] com. Please use the subject line Assistant Technical Director Application – INSERT YOUR LAST NAME”.

Deadline for applications is Sunday, June 20, 2021 – 5 PM

OUR COMMITMENT TO ANTI-OPPRESSION

The theatre sector is in a period of much-needed change and tremendous opportunity.

At the Grand, we are committed to creating and practicing a company culture that ensures an accessible, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming space for artists, audiences, donors, boards, and staff.

We encourage all applicants to review the Grands Anti-Oppression Mission Statement on our website to confirm that your personal and professional values are aligned with this vision.

The Grand sincerely thanks all applicants for their time in submitting an application. Your application will be acknowledged as received but only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly for follow up.

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471 Richmond St.

London, ON N6A 3E4