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Technical Director

For Festival of Emerging Artists

We are seeking a technical director to join our IGNITE! team for the 2023 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists in Calgary. The technical director will be responsible for planning and executing a successful load-in, technical running elements and strike. The ideal candidate will have experience in technical theatre production, as well as excellent communication and organizational skills.Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive and source all information about the artistic projects involved in the festival.
  • Determine the production requirements and the festival’s capacity to satisfy them.
  • Identify gaps and source materials to satisfy those gaps.
  • Schedule technical time based on production availability and need.
  • Schedule technical staff and support that staff throughout the festival.
  • Collaborate with the production team, including lighting and sound designers, stage managers and other technical personnel to ensure a successful festival.


  • Proven experience in theatre production
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of current technical theatre practices and equipment

Compensation: $2,500

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to our Artistic Director, Jason Mehmel at

IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists | June 7 - 10, 2023