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Pacific Opera Victoria seeks an individual to oversee all technical aspects of its production season and to manage all Opera Shop operations.

The Technical Director reports to the Production Manager, and shall be responsible for the smooth operation of shop and theatre activities. This shall include producing cost estimates, engineering construction methods for scenic designs, managing expenditures for all shop departments, creating shop and theatre crew schedules, coordinating lighting, sound, special effects and multi-media requirements, and establishing procedures for theatre installation, operation, strike and transfer of POV productions.

He/she will supervise IATSE stagehands and shop staff, will oversee maintenance of shop equipment and facilities, and maintain occupational health and safety policy. The Technical Director shall liaise with designers, directors, stage management and the Production Manager on relevant production matters and attentively coordinate with production departments. He/she will also manage the operations of external production contracts and Opera Shop activities.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum two years professional experience and demonstrate a working knowledge of scenic, properties and wardrobe construction, rigging, lighting, sound and multi-media. Candidates should possess strong computer skills, including a thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and computer drafting (Vectorworks or AutoCAD). Familiarity with IATSE collective agreements is an asset. The ideal candidate will possess strong collaborative and organizational skills, a sense of humour and a desire to work with an innovative company in a dynamic team environment.

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by email to

Deadline for Applications: July 22, 2016

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Posted June 24, 2016



Pacific Opera Victoria welcomes inquiries from artists interested in auditioning for Solo Roles, Artist Training Programs, or for a place in the POV Chorus.

Applicants are invited to submit a headshot and CV to

Received materials will be filed and applicants will be notified by e-mail if they are granted an audition.


Pacific Opera Victoria was incorporated in 1980, and has earned a reputation for fostering the careers of Canadian artists, presenting a unique blend of repertoire, building original sets for all productions, and developing working partnerships with other arts organizations.

Pacific Opera Victoria is a member of and operates under the aegis of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.