Assistant Technical Director, Indigenous Theatre, NAC

Post Date: 
July 11, 2018
Closing date: 
November 4, 2018
Assistant Technical Director, Indigenous Theatre
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
Job Description: 

Reporting to the Director of Production, and working under the direction of the Production Department Technical Directors. The Assistant Technical Director is primarily responsible for assisting the Indigenous Technical Director in the planning and co-ordination required to support the realization of productions, festivals and events held on the stages and in the lobbies of the NAC and its partners across the country.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: researching materials relevant to scenic or property construction, lighting, sound and projection, as well as drafting basic technical drawings, and the supervision of unionized stage crews. 

This position should be of interest to those seeking a career in leadership and management.


Graduate of post-secondary education specializing in the production of performing arts and/or three (3) years’ experience in a technical role in the performing arts;
Experience with Indigenous performing arts, including but not limited to theatre, dance, music and/or pow wow;
Proficiency in at least one area of production; lighting, audio, video or carpentry;
Willingness to undertake challenging work that does not conform to regular schedules;
Willingness to learn new skill sets and working methodology;
Available to work evenings and weekends;
An ability to work unsupervised while maintaining goals and an attention to detail;
Proof of a valid driver’s licence (equivalent to an Ontario G class permit) and clean driver abstract;
The ability to drive a large cargo van and a 5-ton transport truck (automatic transmission) is an asset;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Functionally bilingual in both official languages is an asset;
Experience in leading and motivating crews is an asset;
Strong organization skills;

*Regular attendance at work is an expectation of employment and an essential part of every job.

$43,300.00 - $56,600.00/Year

Full-time, three year term

Additional Info: 

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocation is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for his/her relocation expenses.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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