Employment Opportunities at Neptune


Head of Studio

About the Position

The Head of Studio works under the supervision of the Technical Director and is responsible for the coordination of all technical aspects for Neptune productions and rentals within the Scotiabank Stage. This includes efficient and reliable procurement, preparation, setup, construction, operation, and maintenance of all studio production elements and supervision of casual IATSE crew labour resources within the established budgets and schedule. In addition the Head of Studio will
perform other duties as required.

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

Terms of engagement are per the collective agreement between IATSE 680 and Neptune Theatre. Hours of work for this position will regularly be evenings, Tuesday – Sunday, 45 hours per week. During production tech weeks, hours will be long and irregular.

This position will be filled as soon as possible.

The Ideal Candidate

The Head of Studio 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 of Studio 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, sound, and computer equipment and control is essential as well.

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


Submission Details

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email by 17:00 June 8th 2018, to the attention
of Shawn Bisson, Technical Director at:


Subject line should be formatted as “Studio Head Application – (Insert Name)” and be prepared to provide three or more references. Failing to follow these instructions will result in discarding of the application.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.



About Neptune Theatre

Since first opening its doors in the early 1960’s, Neptune has produced hundreds of outstanding and remarkable productions, telling stories of our region and beyond. Celebrating 55 years of operations in 2017-2018, Neptune Theatre is the largest professional theatre in Atlantic Canada. Neptune stages more than 300 performances annually, appealing to a wide variety of audiences and diverse communities, and attracting approximately 80,000 people to its productions and educational programs. The current season is Neptune’s most expansive season to date, with six main stage productions in Fountain Hall, five studio productions on the Scotiabank Stage, plus four bonus features. With an enduring mission to inspire its audiences with great stories, Neptune has a vision as a cultural organization that enriches the community across the Atlantic Region, earning a national reputation through artistic and creative excellence in programming and in practice of its craft.


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