Apprentice Technical Director

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Apprentice Technical Director

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Ghost River Theatre is hiring an apprentice technical director. We encourage submissions from Calgary-based BIPOC applicants. The core duties of this position will be to assist with the technical aspects of the company’s upcoming production Sensory Box, while aiding in other technical projects with the company as needed.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Capable of working independently and with a small team.
  • Organized and self-reliant.
  • Familiar with technical equipment (lights, speakers, costumes, props, etc.).
  • Knowledgeable in digital theatre, streaming, or online dissemination.
  • Experienced in technical direction and production management is a bonus.

Employment will be eight weeks, and we’re seeking to start August 17 and finish October 10, 2020. The position will be 35 hours per week at $17/hour for a total of $4,760. Ghost River Theatre will hire a professional technical director to coach and work alongside the successful applicant. In addition, we will also set-up mentorship check-ins with seasoned professional technical director Eugenio Sáenz.

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs, so the applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Ghost River Theatre encourages submissions from diverse applicants regardless of gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Ghost River Theatre is committed to the health and safety of its employees and will take all necessary measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply, please email your relevant resume and a cover letter expressing your interest and why you are a good candidate to Andrew G. Cooper, Producer, at We will be accepting applications until August 14, 2020, or until the position is filled.

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