Technical Manager

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Technical Manager

Reporting to the director of production and facility operations, the technical manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth and safe operation of technical aspects of all productions and events created or presented in The GRAND.

The technical manager is also responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the equipment and physical theatre in efficient working order.

The technical manager is the technical point person for all events that involve theatre spaces and services in The GRAND and is a point of contact for clients and provides quotes for technical equipment, services, technical resources. The technical manager works with The GRAND’s technical team to prepare quotes for the space and equipment needs of the client.

In addition to the above, the technical manager schedules and assigns work for the technical crew and is responsible for front line OH&S responsibilities for The GRAND. The technical manager maintains client facing relationships with all stakeholders who use facilities in The GRAND and require production services.

The right candidate faces each day with optimism. They are flexible, adaptable to change, a proactive multi-tasker, and are adept at forging relationships within the community and with all internal and external stakeholders of The GRAND. This candidate takes initiative and always goes the extra mile, supporting the team with needed tasks no matter how small, with a positive attitude and image at all times.

What you must have:

  • Five+ years of live performing arts industry experience as a technical manager.
  • Excellent understanding of all technical aspects of live performing arts and events, including theatre, dance, music, and corporate events.
  • Post-secondary education, preferably in the performing arts, is considered a strong asset.
  • Confident, detail orientated and enthusiastic team player with superior interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple priorities, regularly taking on new responsibilities.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Outlook, Google Suite, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Vectorworks, Q-lab.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to interact effectively with different personality types.
  • Knowledge and experience with stage lighting and projection, stage rigging and theatre sound an asset.
  • Ability to interpret technical and design drawings.

Ready to Join our Team?

Where you’ll be working: This position works in The GRAND building located at 608 1st St. SW in Calgary, Alberta. Some remote work may be possible.

This is a full time management role.

We have an ideal start date of mid-September.

Salary: Range $60,000 to $65,000 annually, dependent on experience and qualifications. A competitive compensation package, including extended health benefits, is offered.

If you’d like to be part of a non-profit organization that is committed to being Calgary’s Contemporary Culture House and fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome and respected, The GRAND is the place for you!

To apply, submit your detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to Erynn Lyster by email to

Please include in the subject line: Technical Manager applications.

Updated Deadline: Apply by Friday, August 27, 2021 at 4:00pm

The GRAND is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, gender-identification, or sexual orientation. We encourage and welcome applicants of Indigenous heritage, applicants who identify as racialized, marginalized or disabled, people of colour or diverse cultural backgrounds. We endeavour to provide a culturally safe and supportive environment and have an existing work-place harassment policy with zero tolerance for harassment in all working environments.

The GRAND is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process. The GRAND invites candidates who may require assistance during the application and/or hiring process, to let us know and we will work with them to meet their needs.

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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