Hiring a Technical Digital Director

Organization Description 

Theatre Projects Manitoba is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2020/21. The theatre we do is intimate, provocative, and artistically driven. It is our strong belief that professional theatre, created in partnership with a community and its artists, can inspire awe, wonder, and meaningful discourse. Our goal is to continue to build cultural narratives that speak to and for all the people in our community.   

This year Theatre Projects Manitoba is taking a deep dive into the investigation of digital practices and processes. As we explore the impact of being physically separated from our audiences and collaborators, we are looking for innovative and artistic opportunities to translate our work to digital platforms. 
 

Job Description 

The Technical Digital Director (TDD) will assist TPM, our staff and all collaborating artists to pivot digitally by providing expertise, training and hands on support.  

The successful candidate will collaborate with the company administratively- building up TPM’s digital capabilities and literacy to enhance administrative efficiency and abilities. Areas of digital integration will include: marketing, equipment acquisition, online workspaces/processes, strategic planning, gathering and analyzing metrics.  

The TDD will assist artists working with TPM with the capture and dissemination of their work. This will include consulting on and assisting with high quality streaming and online collaboration platforms, and providing assistance with video/sound capture, edit and sharing.  

The TDD will be integrated in the company as a part time staff member- attending artistic and staff meetings to facilitate collaboration and identify opportunities for digital integration and growth.  

The TDD is not expected to be an expert on everything digital, but a wide portfolio will be an asset. Most importantly the TDD should be well connected with, or able to identify, other industry experts to provide consultation and insight when it is beyond the TDD’s personal skillset- such as booking workshop instructors on an array of topics related to theatre’s digitization.  

This is a part time position with flexible hours, estimated at 4-10/week beginning immediately and ending Dec 23, 2020. TPM hopes to extend this position for the remainder of the season (until June 2021), including integration of the TDD on a 3 week rural tour slated for spring, 2021. This is dependent on project funding and will be confirmed by December 1, 2020.  

 

Compensation/Work Details 

The position will be compensated at $22-$25/hour commensurate with experience.  

The TDD will be responsible for submitting their own hours, and must have a computer and ability to work independently and remotely.  

TPM does have a small office where up to 2-3 staff members can safely work at a time. It is in the Exchange District of Winnipeg. Larger spaces are secured for full staff or artistic meetings where social distancing can be maintained. The TDD will be expected to perform some independent work hours remotely. 
 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Hold regular office hours at TPM to meet with staff and consult on company’s work  
  • Manage the purchase, maintenance and running of technical equipment  
  • Provide video and photography capture and editing services  
  • Provide expertise on online dissemination options and platforms  
  • Collaborate on the dissemination of digital content  
  • Help identify experts for the Digital Masterclasses (a monthly series of professional development workshops to assist artists (both internal and outside the company) with pivoting to digital) 
  • Collaborate on the development of a season long digital marketing plan  
  • Develop new entry points for audiences to interact with the work of TPM throughout the season  
  • Attend relevant artist meetings, especially related to the Interlake Chautauqua 
  • Work with Project Manager to integrate digital practices in Chautauqua and other TPM artist’s work, partnering directly with artists to support their ideas, and facilitate digitization of these ideas  
  • Provide technical and digital support to facilitate livestreaming/sharing/digital collaboration  
  • Collaborate with TPM staff to report on various projects and initiatives and provide feedback on steps to integrate digital practices into TPM’s strategic plan  

Required Skills 

  • Knowledge and use of platforms including: Zoom, Microsoft teams, StreamyardQLab 
  • Proficiency in photography, videography, video and sound editing, live streaming, app development, digital marketing, project management/collaboration software, hosting of masterclasses. 
  • Set-up and running of lighting board, sound board, and projector.  
  • Ability to work independently and remotely.  
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 

 

Submission Guidelines 

Please send résumé and cover letter detailing how you can contribute to this ground-breaking, not-for-profit arts organization by September 23rd. Outline areas of expertise, and areas where you also can expand your own practice/skill set through this position.  

If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodation required to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Interviews will take the place in person in a setting that allows for safe social distancing, or digitally based on the comfort of the interviewee.  

Theatre Projects Manitoba invites applications from all qualified individuals, and encourages applications from members of racialized groups, visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons who have a disability, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.  
 

Deadline for Submission: September 23rd 

Selection: October 10th  

Send submission by email to: Rea Kavanagh, General Manager