Technical Director/Facilities Manager

Date Posted: Sep 09, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 04, 2019
Start Date: Sep 09, 2019

Salary Range: 40K - 60K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Randolph College for the Performing Arts

In the 25 years since its founding, the Randolph College has been a part of every major musical theatre event in Toronto, from the pre-Broadway runs of Ragtime and Fosse to the North American premieres of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz and Dirty Dancing, and Mirvish Productions The Sound of Music. The Randolph College was established during the mega-musical revolution in Canada, at the time giving rise to a new breed of performer able to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding and dynamic industry. Distinguished faculty and entertainment industry professionals shape Triple Threat™ skills of dancing, acting, and singing in an accredited college program.

Job Description

The Facilities/Theatre Technical Manager provides technical support for a wide range of events including dance, theatre, and music touring groups, lectures, ceremonies, conferences, etc., in the Randolph Centre for the Arts, Randolph Theatre, Annex Theatre, studios and tutorial rooms. This position reports to both the Executive Director and the Rentals Manager.
As Theatre Technical Manager, this role assists with the recruitment and oversight of technical crew and overhires; trains and leads paid and volunteer technical staff; maintains equipment and keeps inventories; provides instruction and technical assistance for rental and student productions; and performs other duties as assigned. This position requires crew leadership and hands-on work. Duties include, but are not limited to, set construction; event set-up/load-out; rigging, lighting, and sound production; set-up/tear-down of sets; and video recording.
In the capacity of Facilities Manager, this role will ensure continuity in building operations and maintenance, theatrical equipment and utility services and maintenance service contracts. The Facilities/Theatre Technical Manager will manage all maintenance personnel and finances, and ensure consistent and effective maintenance programs, policies and procedures to comply with legislative codes and standards and reduce the organization’s exposure to risk. In addition, this role will perform routine building maintenance tasks as necessary throughout the building. The Facilities Managers is a self-starter, comfortable working on their own as they move through plans and projects.
The Facilities/Theatre Technical Manager position works closely with the ED, Rentals Manager, and Production Manager on the delivery of capital initiatives and programs. The position is salaried, full-time (40 hours per week), with flexible hours. Some evenings and weekends may be required.


Applicants will be evaluated on the criteria including, but not limited to:
  • Comprehensive knowledge in at least these four areas: Technical/Theatre Lighting, Audio (particularly in Musical Theatre), Stage Carpentry and Theatre Rigging;
  • Experience in identifying equipment/supply purchases and rentals as needed;
  • Experience in maintaining equipment and facilities by cleaning, troubleshooting, repairing, and completing preventative maintenance for equipment; cleaning and organizing theatre areas; maintaining inventory/equipment lists; and developing and implementing storage improvements;
  • Ability to use AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite products; ability to learn QLab, and other theatre relevant software.
  • Experience in providing excellent technical production support by leading crew from planning through execution of events;
  • Experience performing hands-on work while managing, scheduling, and leading technical crews per event;
  • Experience in instructing/training technical crew and others; and enforcing and ensuring compliance with industry standards for safety codes, regulations, and processes/procedures;
  • Demonstrated commitment to pursuing professional development and learning new, advanced technical theatre skills;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to interface professionally with internal and external users of the Randolph Theatre, Annex Theatre and Studios
  • Working at Heights certification
  • WHMIS certification an asset
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • 3-5 years of professional experience an asset.
Facilities Duties
  • Establishes and implements preventive maintenance programs, utility services and maintenance service contracts within allocated resources; makes improvements as required
  • Responsible for the ongoing cleaning and maintenance of the building and surrounding environs, managing the cleaning staff, etc to maintain high standards of cleanliness (may include light janitorial duties, as required)
  • Works in collaboration with the Production Manager and Rentals Manager
  • Plans, organizes and directs all Facilities Maintenance activities
  • Develops, implements, and monitors maintenance programs and procedures
  • Develops the Facilities Maintenance annual budget with the GM; ensures effective use of human, fiscal, and physical resources
  • Assists the General Manager in planning for the acquisition of capital equipment and capital improvements; developing strategies to reduce exposure to risks; ensuring compliance with codes/regulations, health and safety requirements; developing business plans to address maintenance and facility renewal; compiling statistical building data
  • Works closely with other departments to ensure the facilities are maintained to a high standard
  • Works in conjunction with the Rentals Manger on the delivery of capital initiatives (i.e. new construction and renovations) and energy management and cost savings programs
  • Provides leadership and training to staff for continuous improvement in operations, maintenance, security, health and safety, etc.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and résumé to
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.
Randolph College for the Performing Arts is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to reflecting our city’s and country’s diversity. We encourage Canadians of all backgrounds to apply.


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