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Title: Technical Director

Start Date: May 9, 2022

End Date: September 9, 2022

Fee: $16,000 CAD

Engagement Conditions: Full-time Contract


The Technical Director oversees the planning, procurement, install, changeover and load-out of all production and technical elements for our multi-site 11-day Festival; ensuring the smooth, safe, and successful delivery of programming for artists and audiences.


Reports to: Head of Festival Production & Operations


  • Develops & manages master production budget in collaboration with the Head of Festival Production & Operations.
  • Prepares and distributes Technical Packages to artists.
  • Modifies and distributes technical questionnaires for artists.
  • Costs and sources technical equipment for all SummerWorks produced shows/events including Opening/Closing Parties.
  • Sources additional technical equipment for productions and venues as required, ensuring the most cost-effective solutions.
  • Responsible for onboarding and overseeing production and technical staff across all Festival venues.
  • Arranges and schedules venue walkthroughs for Festival artists.
  • Plans load-in and strike of Festival venues in collaboration with Festival Production Managers.
  • Manages relationships with suppliers.
  • Contributes to Festival and venue post-mortems. 
  • Completes all reconciliations related to petty cash and production expenses.


  • 3+ years of production/technical experience in a Festival or event capacity.
  • Experience planning and executing complex live events. 
  • Experience managing large teams.
  • A passion for the performing arts.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
  • The ability to quickly start projects and form relationships.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, or equivalent.


April 13th: Application deadline

April 18th – 22nd : Candidate interviews (conducted via zoom)

May 9th: Contract start

September 9th: Contract end




Submit your resume to hiring@summerworks.ca before the deadline date. A cover letter is not required. In your email, please tell us what position (or multiple positions) you would like to be considered for. 

Please structure your subject line as:


The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 13th.


The SummerWorks team will answer all your questions about our hiring process, and the team we’re building this yearn through our social media channels on THURSDAY APRIL 7. Please email your questions to hiring@summerworks.ca NO LATER THAN TUESDAY APRIL 5, and don’t forget to include your FB and/or IG handles so we can tag you in our response!

For private replies, you can also send questions to hiring@summerworks.ca anytime up until the deadline date.