Technical Director/ Technician

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Technical Director/ Technician

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Calgary’s Lunchbox Theatre, the longest-running lunchtime theatre in the world, is seeking a technical director/technician to join our team. Located at the base of the Calgary Tower in the heart of downtown, Lunchbox Theatre injects an hour of premium entertainment and delight for our audience into every lunchtime and evening performance.

To bring these productions to life, Lunchbox Theatre employs six to eight permanent staff members, as well as the hundreds of other artists involved in each season.

Position Description

The TD/technician is primarily responsible for the ongoing delivery of production services and technical programming and supporting the creative team in realizing the vision of each design and production. In addition, the TD/technician will be responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the stage, back of house and theatrical equipment.

The TD/technician will work with and report directly to the Production Manager in order to see each production through to completion in an efficient and timely manner.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide production services as required, including but not limited to electrical, carpentry, and painting.
  • Assist with the procurement of materials.
  • Participate in construction and installation of all sets, lights and sound.
  • Participate in tech week to ensure any problems that may arise are resolved prior to opening.
  • Run each show in conjunction with the stage manager. Daily duties include:
    • Running lights, sound and video cues.
    • Pre-show equipment checks.
    • Post-show cleanup of house and green room.
    • Maintenance of stage.
    • Participate in the striking of shows.
    • Assisting with returns in a timely manner.
    • Attending staff and production meetings.
  • Responsible for rental groups under the direction of the production manager.
  • Assist with general maintenance of equipment, theatre, rehearsal hall.
  • Maintain a safe work environment in all areas of the theatre for staff, artists, volunteers, and patrons.
  • Maintain all tools and equipment in good working order, repair as needed.
  • Annual cleaning and maintenance of lighting and sound equipment.
  • Participate in facility renovations and equipping of theatre.
  • Maintain inventories of tools and building materials.
  • Assist with special events.


  • Technical theatre education.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to self-motivate and work unsupervised.
  • A broad range of skills related to the building and execution of theatre productions.
  • Experience with QLab and ETC Express consoles.

Lunchbox Theatre offers a positive, high-energy work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer. This is a seasonal, full-time position until June 2020, and maybe renewed for the upcoming 2020/21 season.

Salary is $675 per week.

If you would like to join our team, please forward your resume, cover letter, and two references by email to Sarah Minor, Production and Operations Manager, Lunchbox Theatre,

For more information, visit

Lunchbox Theatre thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position will remain open until filled.

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