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Technical Director

About the Position

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Technical Director (TD) is responsible for the coordination and management of all activities related to Scenic Carpentry, Scenic Art, Properties, Stage Carpentry, Lighting, and Audio Departments for Neptune’s Main Stage and Studio Theatre Productions, and all technical activities in both venues. The TD evaluates all Production Department activities for safety compliance and ensures Neptune’s Safe Working Practices are being adhered to. The TD reports to the Production Manager, and serves as the direct supervisor for the heads of Departments listed above, as well as the Assistant Technical Director and Casual Crew.

Hours of work will be irregular, and will include evenings and weekends. Most work hours will be spent within Neptune’s Argyle St. facilities, but regular visits to Neptune’s construction shop and occasional trips to suppliers will be required.

This role is supervisory, and physical work required is minimal.

The Ideal Candidate

A strong Technical Director needs to be highly organized, tenacious, and have excellent time management. The TD must be able to balance the artistic goals of each Neptune production against the time, budget, and skill sets available. The TD must have excellent people skills, as they need to communicate requirements, constraints, and expectations with a wide variety of artistic, technical, and administrative personnel with varying backgrounds and priorities, through various channels including: telephone, email, written, and in person conversations.

The TD will have good general computer skills, and specific experience with CAD programs, especially AutoCAD and Vectorworks.

The TD should have a wide breadth of knowledge in theatrical protocols and methodology, as well as the cultural environment of theatre as a whole. The TD needs to draw from, and be open to, many sources for inspiration. The TD should be able to appraise the skill of each crew person and their appropriate role within a production.

Submission Details

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email by 5pm - June 7th, 2017, to the attention of Michael Erwin, Production Manager at:

work@neptunetheatre.com

Include Technical Director in the subject, and be prepared to provide three or more references.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

 


 

Head Electrician

About the Position

Reporting to the Technical Director and working as an integral member of the production team of Neptune Theatre, the Head Electrician provides efficient and reliable procurement, preparation, setup, construction, operation, and maintenance of all production lighting, projection, special effects equipment, and supervision of casual IATSE crew labour resources within the established budgets and schedules.

This position requires working at heights, climbing ladders, lifting of heavy equipment, and use of hand and power tools.

Per the collective agreement, hours of work for this position will regularly be Tuesday – Sunday, 45 hours per week. During production tech weeks, hours will be long and irregular.

The Ideal Candidate

The Head Electrician has a combination of skills acquired through formal and on-the-job training, and a demonstrated ability to supervise casual crew labour in a unionized environment.

A strong Head Electrician is a well-organized, reliable, safety-conscious individual with great communication skills and well-rounded knowledge of the technical aspects of theatre. Specific and deep knowledge of modern theatrical lighting equipment and control, especially ETC, is essential.

Knowledge of safe practices for working with electrical equipment, and basic wiring techniques is integral to the work.

The ability to work both independently, and collaboratively is key to the Head Electrician contributing to the success of our productions.

Submission Details

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email by 5pm - June 7th, 2017, to the attention of Michael Erwin, Production Manager at:

work@neptunetheatre.com

Include Head Electrician in the subject, and be prepared to provide three or more references.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

 


 

Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand

About the Position

Reporting to the Head Scenic Carpenter, and working as an integral member of the production team of Neptune Theatre, the Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand contributes to the construction of all required scenic elements for our productions. The Scenic Carpenter / Stage hand also assists with the installation, operation and maintenance of all scenic elements and carpentry equipment as required by the Technical Director, according to established budgets and schedules.

The Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand will also serve as a member of the running crew for the holiday production, and season ending musical.

This position requires working at heights, climbing ladders, lifting of heavy equipment, and use of hand and power tools.

Per the collective agreement, shop periods will regularly be Monday – Friday, and running crew periods will regularly be Tuesday – Sunday, 45 hours per week. During production tech weeks, hours will be long and irregular.

The Ideal Candidate

A strong Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand has demonstrated proficiency with scenic carpentry tools and techniques. They are reliable and conscientious, and able to adapt to a changing array of production needs. He/she is a team player, who is consistently aware of their personal responsibilities to the production team. This individual adheres to safe working practices, and is forward-thinking in their response to production needs. They are also able to communicate potential challenges to their supervisors in a clear, effective, and professional manner.

Submission Details

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email by 5pm - June 7th, 2017, to the attention of Michael Erwin, Production Manager at:

work@neptunetheatre.com

Include Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand in the subject, and be prepared to provide three or more references.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

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