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Co-Technical Director

Thousand Islands Playhouse

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  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 13 days ago
  • Closing Date: May 22, 2024
  • Location: Gananoque ON
  • Salary: $1000/week

Company Overview

The Thousand Islands Playhouse (TIP) is one of the top summer theatre companies in the province and the largest theatre company between Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. It welcomes over 40,000 patrons every summer, with a season running from May – October.

At TIP, we put people at centre stage. We believe that by shining a light on every person and their story, we will build an empathetic community with a broad worldview. We strive to nurture creative collaboration, foster engagement with the arts, and provide a fun and welcoming environment for all who come to visit us, Dockside.

TIP is looking for motivated individuals to join our Production Team. Reporting to the Technical Director, House Technicians will be responsible for providing technical assistance and expertise in operating the Springer Theatre and/or the Firehall Theatre, both for the Playhouse and for rental events. 

Skills & knowledge in the areas of lighting, sound & stage craft are important aspects of these positions. 


Job Description

The Opportunity

In conjunction with the existing Technical Director and Production Manager, the Co-Technical Director is responsible for the planning, management, implementation and supervision of all technical and production elements of the Thousand Islands Playhouse productions.


Some of the key accountabilities include: 

  • In conjunction with the existing Technical Director and Production Manager, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the production department including management of personnel, general organization and administration, scheduling, team leading/crew management, and expense management.

  • Supervision of  all elements of technical production for performances and activities including planning, preparation, rehearsals, set ups, shows, strikes, and restore, as well as organizing technical staff.

  • Prepare and oversee the schedule for production activities, and supervise the successful and timely load in and out of productions and presentations.


  • Creating and updating Vectorworks drawings and construction drawings for each of the production set designs

  • Costing, locating and ordering all scenic elements including soft goods, rigging etc.

  • Building and/or overseeing the build of special effects, electrical devices and rigging related to any given production.

  • Scheduling and supervising construction of all scenic elements.

  • Planning, scheduling and overseeing load-ins, set-ups and strikes.

  • Coordinating with production department heads throughout the season and assisting where needed.

  • In conjunction with the Production Manager, overseeing all lighting, sound and video installs, levels sessions, onstage rehearsals and previews.

  • Implementing all technical aspects of the productions, within planned budgets and schedules, while maintaining high production standards.

  • Maintaining the safety of the workplace by helping establish and ensure all health and safety policies.

  • Is responsible for  operating, maintaining, and safeguarding the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, projection, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of shops and stage facilities.

  • Effectively implement approved technical designs for productions.

  • Responsible for analyzing designs, costing production projects, VectorWorks drawings, and other documents as necessary for productions. 

  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and plots

Health and Safety and General Maintenance

  • Ensure the safety of the workplace by helping to establish and enforce all health, security, and safety policies and procedures and maintain a safe working environment in all production areas

  • Monitor and evaluate safety performance within the areas of responsibility and recommend and implement measures to bring about continuous improvement

  • Ensure individuals in their areas of assignment be given adequate direction, training, and instruction in the safe performance of their work, and that it is performed without undue risk

  • Conduct regular reviews of equipment set-up, and work with staff to ensure safe practices are followed

  • Monitor the condition of departmental equipment including ladders and lifts, lighting, sound, rigging, and shop equipment.


Join our team today! Please email your resume and cover letter and indicate TD Application - 2024 in the subject line. Consideration of applications will begin immediately.


  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 13 days ago
  • Closing Date: May 22, 2024
  • Location: Gananoque ON
  • Salary: $1000/week