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Technical Director

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Apply by May 30, 2019.

Elephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) established an annual fundraising event in 2017. Originally titled Sad Bastards Lonely Hearts Ball, this event was called Sad Bastards Bad Luck Ball in 2018, while the 2019 event has still to be named.

The fundraiser will exhibit visual artworks that, in turn, will be auctioned with artist’s opting to retain fifty percent of the sale. The exhibit will culminate in a closing night event that includes live performances from poets, experimental performance artists, and a media art installation whom each receive an honoraria artist-fee.

While the closing night event will be one night only, the exhibit will take place over the week prior, and interns are expected to perform follow-up tasks relating to their roles upon conclusion of the fundraiser. Duties will consist of two to five hours a week, with more hours concentrated closer to and during the launch of the fundraiser, and fewer hours required executing wrap-up duties.

As an organization that highlights community, this fundraiser draws out artists from around the Calgary region and has always been a rocking good time. The fundraiser is also critically important to replenishing the charity’s Emergency Relief Funds. We are seeking interns to help promote and coordinate this exciting event.

The technical director will be responsible for establishing and fulfilling presenting artists needs for Elephant Artist Relief Society’s (EAR) annual fundraising event to take place in September of 2019.

The ideal candidate will have experience with basic lighting, sound, and media art installation. An operable license and access to a vehicle are necessary. The technical director will collaborate with the fundraising chair, the president of the board, and attend fundraising committee meetings.

To start as of June 10, 2019.

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Theatre production
  • Fine art
  • Film and video production
  • Digital media and IT
  • Digital audio
  • Digital communications and media
  • Arts
  • Visual arts and design
  • Visual design

Some specialized skills required:

  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Experience installing basic equipment for performance and media

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Ensure the return of equipment and thank any organizations that provided support by the end of contract September 30, 2019.
  • Oversee, and work with volunteers, to tear-down of equipment September 14, 2019.
  • Install and oversee all technical attributes of the closing night event September 13, 2019.
  • Research and make advance bookings, schedule pick-ups and deliveries, of any technical equipment required for the closing night event September 13, 2019.
  • Assist gallery staff with exhibit installation needs on September 9, 2019.
  • Familiarize themselves with the event venue, work with available volunteers, and liaise with gallery staff where EAR will mount an art exhibit and silent auction.
  • Contact other non-profits to resource affordable or secure sponsorship of equipment.
  • Establish presenting artists’ technical requirements for the closing night event on September 13, 2019.

Please apply through the SCiP website, visit

Apply by May 30, 2019.