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Head of Electrics

The Citadel Theatre

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  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 20 days ago
  • Closing Date: May 1, 2024
  • Location: 9828 101A Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3C6
  • Salary: 64,937.6

Company Overview

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, The Citadel Theatre is one of the largest theatres in Canada, showcasing Canadian and International professional productions. It is also home to the Foote Theatre School which offers theatre learning to all ages and levels of experience. 

Job Description


The Citadel Theatre, one of Canada’s largest and busiest professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and facilities, is currently seeking a Head of Electrics. Reporting to the Technical Director, the Head of Electrics is responsible for the safe and effective operation of the electrical department; the organization, installation, operation and maintenance of all stage electrics and theatrical lighting equipment, and special effect elements within the Citadel premises, and related to the Citadel’s presentation of productions in all spaces and on tours as well as other events. 


  • Supervise and direct all activities related to set-up, operation and strikes of stage lighting, electrical distribution, special effects and customized components.
  • Lead seasonal and casual lighting crews.
  • Program and operate lighting consoles for.
  • Report and advise on remedies for any deficiencies in lighting equipment.
  • Maintain and organize all lighting department equipment, supplies, and inventories.
  • Create cost estimates for lighting designs submitted by Lighting Designers for all Citadel productions, co-productions, and presentations.
  • Advise on the lighting department needs for production scheduling in collaboration with the technical director.
  • Create, maintain, and update inventory documentation and equipment lists related to lighting equipment and supplies.
  • Attend production meetings and rehearsals as required.


  • Education: Post-secondary theatre training, working knowledge of stage lighting and its equipment or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: Five years’ experience within a professional theatre environment as a lighting technician.
  • Skills:
    • Strong team leadership and interpersonal skills
    • ETC Lighting Console programming
    • Reading and preparing technical drawings and documentation


  • Valid Fall Arrest certificate.
  • Proficiency with Vectorworks and Lightwright software.
  • Special Effects Pyrotechnics certification, while not required, is an asset.


  • Ability to climb ladders and comfortable working at heights.
  • Available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.


Qualified applicants are encouraged to email their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at

The Citadel Theatre is committed to having our team reflect the community it serves and actively welcome applicants from diverse and equity-seeking backgrounds. The Citadel also endeavors to create and guard a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, volunteers and internal/external parties. Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Hourly rate: $31.22 per hour, 40 hours per week per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Potential Start Date May 6, 2024.

The Citadel Theatre wishes to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty No. 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground and home of the First Nations, including both the treaty signatories – Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stony and Cree-Iroquois – as well as other Indigenous peoples, such as the Blackfoot and Métis, who occupy this land. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create and perform on this territory.

Nikistêyhtamâkânân oma askîwihtâwin ita kâ mâwasakôyâhk Nikotwâsik Kâ akihtêk omâmawôpayônôwâw Nistam Îyinôwak, nânapo ôkih tipahamawâkan tahkikwanênkêwak-Nêhîyawak, Nahkawînôwak, Opwâsîmowak, Asinî Pwâtak êkwah Nêhîyaw Paskosikanak-êkwah kotakak Îyinôwak, tâpiskôc Kaskitêwayasitak êkwah Âpihtwâyak, kâkîh kikîwîhkêcik otah. Nitâniskê nanâskôtênân tawâw ôtah êh ayâyâhk tita wîci pimâtisîhtamâhk, tita osîhcikêyâhk êkwah tita nôkohtihiwêyâhk otah askîwihtâwinihk.

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 20 days ago
  • Closing Date: May 1, 2024
  • Location: 9828 101A Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3C6
  • Salary: 64,937.6