Introducing the National Arts Centre.
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.

Curious to learn more? We invite you to read our strategic plan for 2020-2023 in The Next Act.

Collaboration, innovation and community-led engagement are only some of the many initiatives the NAC will leverage to help shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the performing arts in Canada, one that embodies our slogan and loudly proclaims that Canada is our stage.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
It is the National Arts Centre’s goal to be a more welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and diverse organization for all Canadians. We believe that the basis of this inclusivity requires a socially and culturally diverse workforce and, therefore, we actively seek to recruit candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), persons from the 2SLGBTQ+ community and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

Job Number: J0223-0444
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Production
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: September 11, 2023
Closing Date: October 8, 2023
Salary: $70,600.00 - $103,600.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual is an asset
Working Hours: 40 hours a week (days, evenings, weekends and holidays)
Job Reports To: Director of Production

Key Activities

As a member of the Production team, the Technical Director (TD), English Theatre is responsible for the efficient operation of the technical aspects of productions created, mounted, or presented at the NAC. The TD will report to the Executive Director of Production and the Production Manager for Theatre Department. The TD is accountable to manage available resources to ensure that all productions go up on time and on budget. This position directs the creation of productions at the NAC; helps overcome the technical and logistical challenges for visiting companies transferring productions to the NAC, as well as works as part of an overall technical team to ensure efficiently produced, quality shows on all stages of the NAC. The ideal incumbent is willing to commit to the long term development of their own technical, leadership, interpersonal and managerial proficiencies. Team skills are of critical importance in dealing with workers, Heads of Department, Craftspeople, Production staff, artists, and clients. This position requires the incumbent to work in all genres of live performance.

Skill Requirements

• • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in a similar role;
• Familiarity with all aspects and genres of live performance;
• Experience in running theatrical productions;
• Thorough knowledge of stage lighting, audio, video, rigging and special effects;
• Experience in leading and supervising crews in a unionized environment;
• Working knowledge of applicable regulations and working conditions of performers unions, (CAEA, ADC, AFM, UDA, APASQ, etc);
• Ability to create technical drawings used in the construction of scenery and props;
• Experience in overseeing the creation and construction of scenery, props, and costumes;
• Experience in scheduling and budgeting theatrical productions;
• Experience in estimating materials and labour for the construction of scenery, props, and costumes;
• Thorough knowledge of codes and regulations that apply in a theatrical environment as well as best practices in health and safety;
• Capacity to work effectively with artists, clients and colleagues with diverse experience and levels of skill;
• Demonstrated initiative and sound judgement;
• Ability to work an irregular schedule to meet business needs (evenings, weekends and statutory holidays);
• Exceptional computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office suite and AutoCAD LT or Vector Works;
• Familiarity with specialized theatrical software's or programs; Lightwright, QLab, Isadora;
• Fluency in both official languages is an asset;
• Possession of a valid driver’s license is an asset;
• Possess Certification in Fall Arrest, Forklift Operation, Arial Platform Operation or ability to acquire within three months of hiring;
• Pyrotechnics Certificate, Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence are an asset.

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

As part of NAC’s interview process, in-person interviews may be required. Please ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your résumé including your current email address.

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

Important Notice

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is committed to inclusive employee recruitment and selection. The NAC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the selection process, please inform us as soon as possible and we will make every effort to fulfill your accommodation request.

The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a certified copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.