Technical Director - Blue Man Group
Cirque Du Soleil
Montréal, QC, CAN
17d ago

Reporting to the Company Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of the show’s technical operations, planning and budget management.

More specifically, you will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks in close collaboration with the Advance Production Manager, the Production Stage Manager on tour.

  • Manage all aspects of technical stage operations related to show, and compliance with show standards set by the Producer (sound, lighting, set, rigging, automation and video);
  • Make sure that the venue is a safe environment to ensure optimal view and ensure the show quality;- Overview and manage the budget for all the Technical Department;
  • Plan and manage all load in and load out for every venue;- Manage technical permanent crew and local labor and assign labor to other departments during moves;
  • Plan and coordinate equipment maintenance and / or acquisitions;- Ensure policies and procedures are followed, including those related to health and safety;
  • Work in close collaboration with the company manager to ensure the proper operational of the venue for the cast & crew;
  • Ensure adherence to policies and procedures concerning the use of technical equipment;- Manage the updating of technical documentation and ensure that technical specifications are observed by the crew;
  • In close association with the Music Director, ensure daily and long-term operations are carried out in an effort to maintain show quality and equipment durability while providing a safe environment for artists and crew members.
  • Duties : General - Lead all on-site technical operations from beginning to end in each city i.e. construction, installation, performances, tear-

  • down and restoration;- Plan and supervise the Technical Department team’s daily and long-term operations and ensure they are carried out;
  • Coordinate the scheduling of show calls, rotation, vacation time and projects;- In collaboration with Production Stage Manager, coordinate the scheduling of load in and load out operations;
  • In collaboration with the Music Director, supervise the integration of new technical features in the show and support renewal projects set forth by the Producer;
  • Ensure all equipment is inspected and maintained according to schedule. Keep and archive maintenance logs and records;-
  • Ensure safety standards are followed during operations and promote and apply the company Health and Safety Program;- Coordinate all rental equipment with the Promoter or Company Manager in and manage relations with equipment vendors;
  • Participate in all meetings related to the position, including but not limited to; head of department meetings, transport meetings, forums, planning and project meetings, as well as corporate meetings;
  • As director, take an active approach in the tour management forums and shared responsibilities under the Company Manager’s leadership;
  • Work in cooperation with the Production Stage Manager to accomplish load in and load out planning. Financial - Carry out budget forecasting and monitoring for the department in collaboration with the Company Manager-
  • Implement management tools that enable all managers in the Technical Department team to thoroughly understand the budget process and expense monitoring.

  • Human Resources / Talent - Lead the hiring process for Technical Department working with HQ Human Resources and participate in the integration, training and development of members of the team;
  • Thoroughly evaluate all direct reports and supervise the evaluation of all staff done by heads of department;- Manage the time management file (payroll, vacation, leave, invoices) for permanent and temporary staff;
  • Negotiate local contracts for temporary staff according to agreements in place;- Ensure adequate application of emergency measures and workplace health and safety procedures in accordance with both company policy and laws in effect (team training, exercises, etc.
  • The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications : - College-level diploma (or equivalent) in live entertainment or theatre production (or equivalent work experience);
  • a relevant combination of academic background and professional experience will also be considered;- Five years’ experience in show business technical management;
  • Strong experience in budget and personnel management;- Five years’ touring experience;- Familiarity with Microsoft applications in the Windows environment;
  • Ability to adapt to change;- Excellent communication and negotiation skills;- Good team spirit;- Open-mindedness;- Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • or any additional language an asset;- Availability to tour internationally full time and to work in foreign countries.

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