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HIRING: Assistant Technical Director (Arts Club Theatre Company)

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Arts Club Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Technical Director. This person shall provide general support to the Technical Directors, Pre-Production Manager and the Director of Production.  This position is for 32 weeks and would start on August 13, 2018. For the length of the contract this position is full-time and has flexible work hours including weekend and evening hours.

Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with rehearsal needs for all productions
  • Assist with load-ins and tech process for all shows
  • Assist in the ordering, purchasing, sourcing and tracking of material and gear for the theatres
  • Assist in budget tracking and scheduling crews
  • Assist in calling for and confirmation of casual union crew members
  • Assist with updating paperwork and archiving of productions
  • Oversee shared production equipment, including support to rentals in the theatres
  • Oversee off-site storage
  • Build prototypes and do research for productions
  • Assist with the mentoring and supervising of students, interns, work placements and volunteers
  • Assist in facilities administration when needed
  • Provide technical support for education and outreach activities


  • The successful applicant will have proven knowledge of production techniques and staging principles and the use of relevant computer programs (usual MS Office applications), including CAD.  
  • Previous experience as a Technical Director or related experience is required.
  • The successful candidate will have experience in motivating and supervising unionized staff.  
  • He/she will have excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations.   
  • Preference will be given to persons holding additional certificates for one, or all of the following; Firearms Acquisition, LE Certificate, 1st Aid, pyrotechnics.  
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license is essential, ability to drive a 5-to truck is an asset.

Start date: August 13, 2018

Salary: $900.00 per week

Submit Application to: Human Resources, Arts Club Theatre Company please provide a resume, cover letter and list of references to humanresources@artsclub.com

Deadline for applications: June 25, 2018

About the Arts Club Theatre Company:
The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Moving into its 55th season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout the province.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.