CAREER OPPORTUNITIES @ STC

Since 1971, STC has been a vital cultural entity in the community, presenting audiences with the chance to experience award-winning productions that are emotionally powerful, socially conscious, consummately entertaining, and often uniquely reflective of our great northern lifestyle. STC is the only English-language professional theatre between Sudbury and Thunder Bay.


STC IS ACTIVELY SEEKING AN IN-HOUSE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Celebrating 50 years, STC is Sudbury’s oldest and longstanding English-speaking professional theatre company. Our mandate is to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and invigorate our audience through top-quality local, national and international professional theatre productions. It is also to teach and develop awareness, appreciation and practice of the art of theatre. Our aim is to be a dynamic leader in the cultural life of the City of Greater Sudbury and the region as well as a leading force in the Canadian theatre industry.

THE POSITION
Sudbury Theatre Centre produces a variety of shows each season which are the leading responsibility of the Technical Director position and external rentals occupying the facility.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Technical Director (TD) oversees lighting, sound, video, props, wardrobe, flys, carpentry and paint shops and their seasonal heads of departments staff to deliver extraordinary productions across two venues. The TD brings significant experience, a deep love of delivering artistic visions on time and on budget and an appreciation for the unique challenges each show presents.

The successful TD will be joining a busy production department consisting of the venue’s full-time House Techs and one seasonal House Tech (once the offsite venue is complete), a Production Stage Manager and Production Coordinator, a Seasonal Production Supervisor/Production Manager and a Facilities Caretaker. The start date is flexible but, ideally, the new TD will begin work in early summer 2022. This is a full-time, year-round position at the performance venue, Sudbury Theatre Centre.

RESPONSIBILITIES 
The TD is responsible for all technical elements of  STC, including:

  • Costing out shows based on preliminary and final designs, in collaboration with the Project P

  • Keeping track of ongoing costs and expense reporting

  • Working with various departments on innovative solutions to problems

  • Creating production schedules, in collaboration with the Production Stage Manager and Project PM

  • Supervising builds in the carpentry and wardrobe shops

  • Supervising the installation, strike and tech week of all productions; if interested, the TD may be more hands-on with departments depending on needs and capacity

  • Ensuring rigging and work overhead be done safely and appropriately

  • Ensuring the maintenance, on an ongoing basis, of all production equipment

  • Maintaining an up-to-date inventory of production equipment and drafting of the space

  • Participating in the selection of production equipment, the planning of long-term improvements and maintenance for the facility

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE 

  • A graduate of a recognized theatre program or equivalent professional experience

  • Strong knowledge of current theatrical production equipment and processes

  • More than three years experience as a TD or PM with a broad working knowledge of all elements of production applicable to a regional theatre

  • Strong drafting, Vectorworks/Autocad and computer skills

  • Strong carpentry knowledge

  • Strong rigging and working at heights knowledge

  • Experience in budget tracking and maintaining material and labour budgets for shows, overhead and capital

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership abilities; experience managing work crews is an asset

  • Passion for mentorship and interest in training those early in their careers

  • Ability to assess, ensure and promote health and safety in all areas (including respectful workplace conditions)

  • Bilingual, French/English is an asset

COMPENSATION  | 

  • Based on a 40-hour workweek with fluctuating hours during tech weeks; weekend availability is a must during productions

  • Salary of $45,000 depending on experience

  • A moving allowance is available for out-of-town candidates

Sudbury offers affordable housing, a thriving arts and music culture, friendly and welcoming neighbourhoods, beautiful warm summers with easy access to lakes and national parks and a bracing winter experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume via email to Scott Denniston, General Manager at generalmanager@sudburytheatre.ca

EDI
Sudbury Theatre Centre operates on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek people, descendants of the Ojibway, Algonquin and Odawa Nations.

As we look to build an organization that at every level serves our community and its members, it is imperative that we ensure our internal artistic community reflects the vast and diverse lived experiences of our community at large. We encourage submissions from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented communities.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Monday, 23 MAY 2022 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with all applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of our process. If you require additional accommodations, please email generalmanager@sudburytheatre.ca

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN WORKING WITH US AT STC. VISIT OFTEN FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES.