Technical Director Job Posting

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Theatre Newfoundland Labrador is seeking applicants for the position of TECHNICAL DIRECTOR in our production department for the Gros Morne Theatre Festival’s 2017 season.


The Gros Morne Theatre Festival is a summer repertory theatre festival operated by Theatre Newfoundland Labrador.  Each season the Festival produces seven productions – three mainstage shows, three second stage shows, and a concert reading.  The Gros Morne Theatre Festival is in the seaside community of Cow Head, Newfoundland and Labrador, which is situated in the spectacular Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Theatre Newfoundland Labrador is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and is designated as a “G” House.


This is an exciting time at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival.  Theatre Newfoundland Labrador is currently working with LAT49 Architecture on the Gros Morne Theatre Festival New Theatre Facilities Initiative – a $6 million project that will see a new theatre, new production facilities, and new company housing be built for the Gros Morne Theatre Festival in Cow Head by 2019.


Contract Dates (tentative): 

-part time (40 hours) (not in residence), March 6-April 2, 2017

-full time (in residence), April 3 to July 30, 2017 (17 weeks) (start date is negotiable)


Salary: to commensurate with experience


Skills/Experience Required: at least 2-3 years of relevant theatre experience

-experience in repertory theatre is an asset

-experience in production staff scheduling/planning

-experience in estimating/costing theatre designs

-experience creating working drawings for theatre designs

-experience in planning/execution of theatre builds, meeting deadlines

-a background in all technical theatre disciplines including basic theatre rigging

-a valid driver’s license is required

-must enjoy working in a challenging creative environment


The Festival provides return travel (by the most economical method) for contracted company members.


The Festival provides shared housing in the community for company members.  A housing rental fee and damage deposit applies.


For further information, or a copy of the job description, please contact Denise Dolliver at


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Denise Dolliver at


Getting to Cow Head

This show is part of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. See Getting to Cow Head for directions to the Warehouse Theatre and Shallow Bay Motel.