Assistant to the Lighting & Projection Design Supervisor

Date Posted: Nov 24, 2022
Application Deadline: Dec 05, 2022
Start Date: Jan 02, 2023

Salary From: 55K To 60K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Canadian Opera Company

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. General Director Perryn Leech joined the company in 2021, forming a leadership team with Music Director Johannes Debus and Deputy General Director Christie Darville. The COC enjoys a loyal audience, including a dedicated base of subscribers, and has an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. Its diverse repertoire includes new commissions and productions, local and international collaborations with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracts the world’s foremost Canadian and international artists. The company is an incubator for the future of the art form, nurturing Canada’s new wave of opera performers and creators with customized training and support. The COC’s purpose-built opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, is hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world. For more information, visit

Job Description

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is currently seeking a temporary Assistant to the Lighting & Projection Design Supervisor who will work under the direction of the Lighting & Projections Design Coordinator to implement the lighting and projection designs at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

This is a temporary full-time opportunity that will run from January 2, 2023 to February 5, 2023. This role will pay $1,140 per week less statutory deductions.
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in all design and documentation aspects of hanging, focusing, cueing, and technical rehearsal for each production’s lighting and projection design.
  • Updating and maintaining paperwork and records relating to the lighting and projection design of each production.
  • Tracking/distributing work notes.
  • Attending production meetings and note sessions as may be required to aid in declination of information to designers and crews.
  • Any other administrative tasks in relation to lighting and projection design that may be required.


  • Post-secondary degree, certificate or equivalent in theatre production or design
  • Two or more years of work in lighting and/or projection design
  • Experience with ETC EOS, Lightwright, Vectorworks, Moving Lighting Assistant, Qlab are all assets
COVID-19 Considerations: Employees must be fully vaccinated to work on the premises and must follow all identified safety protocols.

Additional Info:

As Canada's largest opera company, the COC deeply values equity and diversity across all levels of the organization and believes in fostering an inclusive, discrimination-free environment that fully supports our team’s personal and collective success. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects our community, our city, and our country and, in turn, the COC welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and abilities who share and embrace these values of anti-racism and inclusion.
The COC is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The Canadian Opera Company thanks all applicants in advance, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

How to Apply:

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Only applications received by December 5, 2022 will be considered.

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