Technical Director

(Full-Time, Permanent Position)

Location: Camrose, Alberta


Organization Description:


The Camrose Performing Arts Centre Management Council is a not for-profit arts organization that operates the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.  Located in Camrose, Alberta on the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, approximately 80 km south of Edmonton.

The Lougheed Centre is home to 2 venues, The Cargill Theatre, a 584 seat automated fly house that features an all LED stage lighting system and world class sound system, and the Mayer Family Community Hall, a flexible multi-use venue.

The Lougheed Centre is a road house for touring productions/concerts and local rentals of approximately 200 event days a year.  The Lougheed Centre also presents about 30 presentations as part of each season.  The presentation season is a mix of touring concerts, dance, theatre & musicals.


Job Description:


The Technical Director reports directly to the General Manager and works in conjunction with the administrative and technical staff.  As a senior member of the organisation, the Technical Director works with a great deal of independence, using their experience and judgement to ensure the smooth and safe presentation of all events happening at the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate all production requirements for the proper execution for all events happening with in the venue.
  • Provide technical expertise and consultation for all events happening at the Lougheed Centre. This is done through event meetings, providing rental estimates, sourcing external rentals and materials, etc.
  • Schedule the 2 full time technical staff and other casual technical staff to ensure all events are staffed appropriately.
  • Set technical procedures and standards for operation of the facility.
  • Run all major setup/strikes for large scale events requiring the technical director.
  • Available during performances to problem solve and as a resource for technical emergencies which may arise.
  • Occasional physical work is required, including but not limited to: lifting heavy weights, awkward positions, climbing ladders, Aerial lifts and working at heights.
  • Occasionally run some events as scheduling and requirements dictate.
  • Some work will include evenings and weekends. The majority of work will be conducted during administrative hours between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Adhere to any budgets that are set for either specific events or annual budgets.
  • Coordinate facility work with the University of Alberta and theatre staff.
  • Plan cost, budget & draft small event or facility construction projects as required.
  • Plan and coordinate annual maintenance of the facility.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date venue technical specifications and equipment lists.
  • Maintain a 25 year capital replacement program for the technical aspects of the venue.
  • Plan and teach technical volunteer workshops to the Lougheed Centre technical volunteer company.
  • Work with the volunteer coordinator to cultivate and maintain a healthy technical volunteer company.
  • Stay informed and up to date with advancements in production technology, equipment and safety related to the venues operation.




  • Technical theatre degree or diploma with an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience as a head technician or technical director.
  • Management experience along with experience leading a variety of crew sizes.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledgeable in stage craft and scenic construction.
  • Ability to read and produce technical drawings. Moderate experience in computer aided drafting, knowledgeable with AutoCAD an asset.
  • Moderate knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Moderate experience as a lighting technician and lighting console operator. Experience with ETC EOS family console software an asset.
  • Moderate experience with mixing live sound on a digital sound console. Experience with a Digico SD series consoles an asset.
  • Experience with SFX sound playback software an asset.
  • Moderate experience with stage carpentry and stage rigging in a fly house.
  • Fall arrest, Aerial lift training, pyrotechnics Certification, computer/networking background are assets
  • Working knowledge of current safety standards and the implementation of same.
  • Superb organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects with tight timelines.
  • An ability to work independently while also being a part of a small and dynamic team.
  • A collaborative spirit to work with a variety of artists, and facility renters, both professional and community.
  • Hold a Class 5 drivers licence.
  • Ability to be Flexible with a positive attitude.


Terms of Employment


  • Full Time – Permanent
  • Salaried position – $53,000 – $60,000 per year, commensurate with experience
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Pension – RRSP matching program
  • Desired start date- August 1st

How to Apply


Please send resume and cover letter to

Close Date: 29-May-2017

Open till filled: Yes