Technical & Production Coordinator

Support Position

Closing Date: August 15, 2022

Job Term: Full Time

We are seeking an individual who is aligned with our core values and reflects our core competencies to join our Faculty and Staff as the Technical and Production Coordinator. This is a full-time 1-year contact position.

About Havergal

Founded in 1894 and located on a beautiful 22-acre campus in midtown Toronto, Canada, Havergal College is one of Canada’s preeminent independent schools for girls from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. At the forefront of women’s education for over 125 years, Havergal offers a contemporary liberal arts education and is rooted in the Anglican tradition. Havergal’s mission is to prepare young women to make a difference. Through our outstanding academic and cocurricular programs, we nurture a culture of capability that fosters self-confidence, leadership, critical thinking and global-mindedness within our students.

At Havergal College, we believe that great schools are made up of great people. We are committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) peoples, and persons with disabilities. We welcome applicants who are inspired by our mission to prepare young women to make a difference and to take on an ever-changing world with confidence, resilience and global-mindedness.

The Position

Reporting to the Director of Arts, the Technical and Production Coordinator is responsible for supporting technical aspects of performing arts performances and key school events (presentations, parent evenings, productions) including lighting, sound, set design and construction and coordinating necessary maintenance. This position will provide additional administrative support for the coordination and implementation of arts events and co-curricular activities.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
  • Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging and special needs necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.
  • Designs, sets up, maintains and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music and other productions and projects; assists with technical matters.
  • Advises performances on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs. 
  • Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.
  • Attends technical rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of performing arts shows.
  • Responsible for teaching and leading student technical teams for various productions including but not limited to the Middle School Play and Musical Revue, Senior School theatre productions and dance shows.
  • This role requires flexibility in terms of hours and working time. In advance of productions evening and rehearsal time is required.
  • Support Junior School and Upper School Prayers as required to ensure appropriate use of sound and lighting and streaming when required.
  • Work closely Room bookings to coordinate booking, set-up and use for the Theatre and Brenda Robson Hall.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Post-Secondary Education; diploma in Theater Technical Production/Design or Production Audio/Visual Specialist.
  • Current safety certifications: ladder safety, WHMIS.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and support a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive communication and relationships with the College community.
  • Problem solver, analytical, proactive, anticipating needs of the College community.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with delivering multiple work streams simultaneously.
  • Able to deal directly with facility end-users and interpret requests.
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to provide excellent service.
  • Committed to continuous professional development.

Demonstrated ability and commitment to the Core Competencies of:

  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Learning Agility
  • Communication
  • Growth Mindset

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest to HC Careers no later than August 15, 2022.

Havergal College thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Havergal College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Cathy LeBlanc at 416-483-3519 ext. 6526 or by email at [email protected].