Technical Director

Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts, North Battleford
Deadline: July 28, 2022 - September 30, 2022
Organizational Overview:
The Dekker Centre for Performing Arts is a nonprofit charity that operates in North Battleford, SK. The organization was established in 2012 and exists to provide professional arts programing and state of the art rental facilities to the community within the Battlefords and area.
The Dekker Centre is comprised of three unique spaces:
• The Gordon Tootoosis Memorial Theatre
o A state-of-the-art proscenium arch theatre with 384 seats.
• The Evelyn Ulmer Atrium
o A 3000 square foot lobby with south facing floor to ceiling windows
• The Dr. James Lawrence Hall
o A 3000 square foot multipurpose hall with a sprung floor and audio/visual infrastructure
The Dekker Centre presents a professional presenting series of 15 -18 shows per season and is a roadhouse for touring productions, concerts and local rentals; approximately 75- 100 events per year.

Job Description
The Technical Director reports directly to the General Manager and works in conjunction with the administrative and technical staff. As a senior member of the organisation, the Technical Director works with a great deal of independence, using their experience and judgement to ensure the smooth and safe presentation of all events happening at the Dekker Centre.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Coordinate all production requirements for the proper execution for all events happening with in the venue.
• Provide technical expertise and consultation for all events happening at the Dekker Centre. This is done through event meetings, providing rental estimates, sourcing external rentals and materials, etc.
• Schedule all other technicians to ensure all events are staffed appropriately
• Set technical procedures and standards for operation of the facility.
• Run all major setup/strikes for large scale events requiring the technical director.
• Available during performances to problem solve and as a resource for technical emergencies which may arise.
• Occasionally run some events as scheduling and requirements dictate.
• Some work will include evenings and weekends. The majority of work will be conducted during administrative hours Monday through Friday.
• Occasional physical work is required, including but not limited to: lifting heavy weights, awkward positions, climbing ladders, Aerial lifts and working at heights.
• Adhere to any budgets that are set for either specific events or annual budgets.
• Coordinate facility work with the University of Alberta and theatre staff.
• Plan cost, budget & draft small event or facility construction projects as required.
• Plan and coordinate annual maintenance of the facility.
• Maintain accurate and up to date venue technical specifications and equipment lists.
• Maintain a capital replacement program for the technical aspects of the venue.
• Stay informed and up to date with advancements in production technology, equipment and safety related to the venues operation.


• Technical theatre degree or diploma with an accredited institution.
• Minimum 3 years professional experience as a head technician or technical director.
• Management experience along with experience leading a variety of crew sizes.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Knowledgeable in stage craft and scenic construction.
• Ability to read and produce technical drawings. Moderate experience in computer aided drafting, knowledgeable with AutoCAD an asset.
• Moderate knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Moderate experience as a lighting technician and lighting console operator. Experience with ETC EOS family console software an asset.
• Moderate experience with mixing live sound on a digital sound console. Experience with a Digico SD series consoles an asset.
• Experience with SFX sound playback software an asset.
• Moderate experience with stage carpentry and stage rigging in a fly house.
• Fall arrest, Aerial lift training, pyrotechnics Certification, computer/networking background are assets
• Working knowledge of current safety standards and the implementation of same.
• Superb organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects with tight timelines.
• An ability to work independently while also being a part of a small and dynamic team.
• A collaborative spirit to work with a variety of artists, and facility renters, both professional and community.
• Ability to be Flexible with a positive attitude.
• Hold a Class 5 drivers’ licence.

Terms of Employment

• Full Time – Permanent
• Salaried position - $55,000- 65,000 per year, commensurate with experience
• 4 weeks paid vacation
• Comprehensive benefits package
• Desired start date- September 15

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to
Close date: job will be posted until the right candidate is found.