Technical Coordinator - Engineered Air Theatre (EAT)

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023 - 11:45 pm

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Technical Coordinator – Engineered Air Theatre (EAT) is responsible for ensuring the efficient and safe operation of shows and events within Engineered Air Theatre space.

You are passionate about the local arts scene and are energized by live events. Whether you are stage managing a cabaret or helping put on the first run of a play in an intimate theatre space, you are happy to support with it all!

You possess strong knowledge of all the technical, mechanical and theatrical details that go into getting an event up and running – from client services all the way to advancing productions through areas such as sound, lighting and stage management. As a natural leader, you’re able to view any challenge through a tactful and diplomatic lens.

Possessing both strong communication and interpersonal skills, you know how to build consensus within your team and act as a liaison between Production and clients, artists, and other departments. You’re often juggling tasks but still understand the importance of meeting deadlines. While you can work well under pressure and remain cool and collected in the eye of any storm, you never leave anything to be an oversight – especially when it comes to stage safety

At a glance           

Employment: Permanent/Salaried Union role with I.A.T.S.E Local 212
Hours: FT (40 hrs); includes overtime, weekend and evening work as based on a schedule of shows and events
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $61,360 annually
Location: Calgary (in-office)

Join us today and see for yourself some of the many reasons why we were voted one of Alberta’s Top Employers!

Who we are:

Arts Commons is an ecosystem inclusive of artists, resident companies, and community groups. As one of the largest performing arts centres in Canada, Arts Commons strives to break down barriers to cultural participation by providing a modern, open, and inclusive gathering space in a central location.

Our belief

That equitable access to the arts is a human right

Our responsibility

To redefine a bold and adventurous Calgary by championing and investing in creativity.

Our mission

To be an inspirational force where artists, community  and organizations celebrate cultural identities, experience the full breadth of human emotions, and ignite positive change

What we offer:

On top of the excitement of working inside one of Canada’s top performing arts facilities with a team of professionals that share a passion for the arts, Arts Commons offers a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits:

  • A collaborative, engaging and values driven work environment 
  • An annual salary of $61,360
  • A comprehensive health and dental benefits package, with RSP matching and access to an Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • A positive working culture, keeping employee health and wellness a priority with generous paid time off policies and an annual lifestyle allowance
  • A dynamic role that will have you engaging with the arts and communities in many different areas, and through different types of events and productions

What we value:

We are looking for individuals who share our vision of building a creative and compassionate society, inspired through the arts. Our team is made up of people with a diverse range of interests — singers, actors, musicians, playwrights, coaches, teachers, gamers, bakers, photographers, athletes, dancers.

People whose interests encompass the widest spectrum. We even have furry, four-legged friends in the office. We value people who strive to do the right thing, and work to be their best. People with open minds, hearts and arms. 

What you will get to do here:

As the Technical Coordinator - EAT, you will oversee all aspects of stage set-ups and strikes within the Engineered Air Theatre. This includes areas pertaining to lighting including the design, hang, focus, and operation of lights for performances. Additionally, you are responsible for installing, tuning, operating, and striking the audio system and video equipment as required for any event. Events within this space range from cabarets, theatre performances, community gatherings, and internal staff events and formal meetings.

As a leader and liaison, you will be the communication hub between clients, crew, and all other staff members involved with production efforts – maintaining exemplary service and relations in all interactions. When you are not stage managing or setting up within the EAT, you are advancing show production requirements, planning work schedules for all technical crews, or scheduling and performing regular maintenance of all stage equipment and technical assets within the theatre.

Where you fit within our ecosystem:

The Technical Coordinator - EAT is a member of the Production team within Arts Commons’ Venue Operations department. Reporting to the Production Manager, this role manages smaller scale theatre events and productions within an intimate theatre space, as well as supports the Production department in other venues, as required.

This position collaborates regularly with members of the Programming, Event Services and Finance teams, as well as third-party clients, external vendors, and community groups. This position also works closely with the Building Operations and Security teams to ensure smooth operations on the day of any shows or events, and the general maintenance and safety within the theatre.

You will be a great fit if you…

Must haves:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in areas relating to sound, lighting, carpentry, rigging and stage management
  • Experience in Production including: preparing cost estimates, preparing schedules, and managing casual crews
  • Experience in a road house environment
  • Knowledgeable and able to work confidently in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong ability to lead and manage teams
  • Positive attitude and comfortable working in collaborative environments
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • A passion for the arts!
  • As this is a union position, you must be in good standing with I.A.T.S.E or eligible for full membership upon employment

Nice to have:

  • A relevant diploma/degree from a recognized theatre school or comparable education and lived experiences
  • Experience with any CAD program, an asset
  • Formal training in the areas of Rigging, Electronics, Electrical, Live mix of all forms of music, and Lighting Design, an asset

If you are interested in applying to this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Human Resources
Arts Commons
205 - 8th Ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K

Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA)

As part of our organization’s commitment to IDEA, we work to remove barriers in collaboration with a broad range of voices. Removing these barriers begins with the hiring process. To that end, we are committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.
We strongly encourage applicants who identify as part of underrepresented groups, including women, people of colour and those with disabilities to apply. Even if your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway! An excitement and passion for Arts Commons can go a long way here, whether it’s in this role or another.