Technical Director/Head Carpenter

Date Posted: Jan 12, 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2018
Start Date: Apr 15, 2018

Salary: TBB on experience
Province: Ontario
Region: Eastern Ontario
City: Morrisburg
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Contract
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Upper Canada Playhouse

Upper Canada Playhouse is a professional theatre company located in Morrisburg, Ontario and operating under the juridicttion of Canadian Actors' Equity Association. Its season runs from April through December with a flagship 4-show series and a holiday family show in November/December.

Job Description

The Technical Director/Head Carpenter position is a blended position responsible for heading the season’s set construction and the supervision, co-ordination and execution of all production aspects including lights, sound, props and running crew. Proven on-the-job set construction skills and experience are essential for this position. The TD/Head Carpenter position will be responsible to the Artistic Director and will work closely with the theatre’s designers, stage management team and turnaround staff in the production of the theatre’s 4-show summer series.


Successful candidates will have trained at a technical theatre production institution AND/OR have comparable extensive technical professional theatre experience. It is essential that candidates have strong on-the-job stage carpentry skills and experience and be familiar with all power tools and set construction equipment. They will also have demonstrated proficiency with all theatre production aspects such as QLab, Autocad and an ETC Element or comparable lighting board. The candidate should also demonstrate a good work ethic, excellent and proven problem-solving and communication skills and the ability to manage time and schedules effectively in meeting deadlines and achieving goals. They should have proven leadership skills and work effectively with designers, directors, stage management and other production staff to successfully execute the technical demands of a fast-paced professional summer theatre.

Additional Info:

Upper Canada Playhouse is a professional theatre company currently in its 35th season and located in the Eastern Ontario community of Morrisburg, operating under the jurisdiction of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. It is a mid-sized theatre company with a season running April through December consisting of Spring and Fall live concerts which are toured in, a flagship 4-show summer series June through September and a Christmas production November and December, all of which are built, rehearsed and produced in-house.

How to Apply:

Candidates must submit a cover letter and updated resume listing all technical theatre training and/or experience. Applications must also include several REFERENCES.  Receipt of all applications will be confirmed. Only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.
 Please email resumes by February 23, 2018 to:
Donnie Bowes, Artistic Director
Upper Canada Playhouse

Contact Info:

Name: Donnie Bowes
Telephone: 613 543 0665
Telephone Ext.: 1
Fax: 613 543 4388


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