Technical Direction Practicum

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Technical Direction Practicum

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Reinforce and hone basic skills and practical problem solving while working with a wide range of systems in a safe, inclusive environment.

You will be responsible for setting your own goals and learning objectives as part of the program, with encouragement and support from a network of mentors. These mentors will provide insight into the demands of the workplace with advice and guidance on how to advance within the industry.

What does the Program Offer?

While living in the picturesque Canadian Rockies, you will learn the core skills required to become a technical director, while helping to ensure the smooth delivery of Banff Centre production needs. This will include attending meetings, adjusting or creating show paperwork, updating drawings, and taking a leadership role on Banff Centre produced productions from time to time.

You will work through individual projects and gain practical experience in a professional environment while incorporating industry standards of safety and conduct. You will define your learning outcomes with support from your mentors. You will also have opportunities to engage with visiting artists to expand your knowledge base and professional network.

Who Should Apply?

Are you an emerging professional looking to develop your skills and capabilities, with an interest in specializing in technical direction as a profession? We are seeking applicants with formal theatre technical training from an accredited institution, or equivalent work experience with a passionate interest in the performing arts industry.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate strong organizational aptitude, be computer literate, and have an interest in exploring theatre, music, and live performance technologies.

Participants will be required to supply their own Class 1, C.S.A. approved safety footwear, prescription safety eyewear (if applicable), and show blacks in good repair and free of logos.

Application Deadline: January 29, 2020
Dates: April 6 – September 8, 2020
Application Fee: $65
The weekly program fee is covered 100% by financial assistance.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. Practicums are responsible for their own room and board costs but are eligible for subsidized Banff Centre housing based on availability.

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