Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Theatre Network produces contemporary theatre with an emphasis on Canadian playwrights and stories, with a 48-year tenure of serving Edmonton and area audiences. Theatre Network is dedicated to producing and facilitating the development of work that is challenging, engaging, and is unafraid to question our conceptions of the world we live in. 

We produce a roster of four mainstage productions, including our annual presentation of Nextfest – Edmonton’s emerging artist festival. Theatre Network curates and hosts a variety of other programming from independent artists in Edmonton, hosts performances during the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival as a BYOV (Bring-Your-Own-Venue), and operates the Theatre Network Summer Academy, a theatre intensive for high school students.  

Theatre Network reopened our brand-new facility in 2022, The Roxy, which houses two dedicated performance venues: the Nancy Power Theatre, a 200-seat proscenium theatre, and the Lorne Cardinal Theatre, an 80-seat black box. The building is also home to Miller Art Gallery, a rehearsal hall, with brand new equipment throughout the facility. For more, visit theatrenetwork.ca.

Theatre Network welcomes and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Director of Production & Facilities

Who We Are Looking For
Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Director of Production & Facilities is a full-time, permanent role and core member of our team. We are looking for an artist/colleague who is passionate about Theatre Network’s creative vision. The successful candidate will prioritize safety, mentorship, inclusivity, and creative risk, while taking pride in their work and the operations of the building. We are interested in an effective communicator who believes in the alignment of the creative, technical, and administrative teams.

The Job

  • Acts as production manager for each of the company’s mainstage productions, for the company’s presentation of Nextfest, and for other activity as required.
  • Manages a team of contract technicians in a non-union environment, including
    hiring, training, professional development of team-members.
  • Handles production and facility purchases, in line with budgets.
  • Supervises construction and installation of scenic elements.
  • With the Visual Art Curator, manages the install, hang, and turnover of visual art exhibits in the Miller Art Gallery.
  • Supervises all production elements in the theatre spaces, and throughout the
    building (including Unison Echo, Q-SYS, and BrightSign systems).
  • Manages the effective flow of information from the Artistic Director and
    management team to the production department.
  • Oversees venue & production health and safety policy, training, and procedures.
    Ensures venues and production designs comply with appropriate regulations.
    Fosters a culture of safety.
  • Provides technical support to guest artists and Roxy staff.
  • Works closely with the Artistic Director and the Managing Director to supervise
    building operations; oversee maintenance, renovations, and capital purchases for The Roxy.
  • Oversees facility mechanical and electrical systems to ensure safe and efficient
    working order. Perform some basic maintenance, and liaise with service providers on specialized maintenance as required.

Skills/Qualifications

  • 3-5 years minimum experience in Production Management or Technical Direction, including a strong understanding of:
    • Lighting, sound, and video systems,
    • AutoCAD
    • Theatre Health and Safety.
  • Familiarity with day-to-day venue operations of a theatre facility.
  • Strong communication/leadership qualities, including notable experience leading
    teams in a production environment.
  • The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a small team
    environment and be committed to enthusiastically solving problems as a team.
  • Evening/weekend/holiday hours, as required by production schedules/events.
  • Design skills would be an asset.

Renumeration/Conditions

  • Position is full-time, 35 hours/week on average. Heavier weeks are offset by time in lieu.
  • Starting salary is $50,000 – $55,000 – negotiable, based on experience.
    Health/dental benefits package.
  • 3 weeks vacation, plus 1 week holiday closure.
  • This position requires occasional heavy lifting, working at heights, and in some locations that are not accessible by users of mobility aids.

For more information about specific duties, please reach out to us.

To Apply, please submit a CV and Cover letter by email to Bradley Moss, Artistic
Director: brad@theatrenetwork.ca.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equity and Non-Equity Stage Managers / Theatre Technicians

Theatre Network is interested in hearing from technicians and stage managers based in Edmonton who would be interested in work at Theatre Network/The Roxy. Theatre Network hires for small jobs from set and art gallery installs to larger contracts attached to specific productions.

We are interested in working with professional technician/artists who prioritize safety, mentorship, inclusivity, are interested and passionate in creative risk, and who thrive in a small team environment.

To submit: Please direct your CV and a short statement of interest to Artistic Director Bradley Moss by email at brad@theatrenetwork.ca. Include your area of interest and if you have skills/abilities in the areas of: stage management, sound, lighting, carpentry, and/or painting.

Theatre Network welcomes and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Theatre Network welcomes and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Technician

This is a contract position, starting at $25/hour (commensurate with experience). Hours are based around programming schedules and will be 35 hours/week + overtime during busy points, and less during times of less activity.

Duties Include:

  • Running crew for productions during public performances and tech rehearsals. • Hang lighting and sound equipment and operate consoles.
  • Install/Strike of productions/events (including construction and rigging of scenic elements and soft goods).
  • Operate video/projection equipment throughout the building.
  • Maintaining theatrical equipment and keeping clean and safe working environments.
  • Working with the Artistic Director, Managing Director and Director of Facilities & Production to determine scope of work on each project.
  • Working with the Visual Arts Curator to determine the needs of visual art events, installs, and strikes.
  • Learn/implement venue safety & emergency procedures.
    Provide technical support to hosted artists/guests.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Theatre Production diploma or degree
  • 2 years experience in production roles with theatre or live events, including:
    • Sound & lighting operation
    • Video operation
    • Carpentry
    • Rigging

To submit: Please direct your CV and a cover letter to Artistic Director Bradley Moss by email at brad@theatrenetwork.ca.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Theatre Network welcomes and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Volunteer Roles

Theatre Network is seeking enthusiastic and dependable volunteers to join our team at an exciting time – in the newly rebuilt Roxy Theatre at 10708 124 Street. Volunteers play an integral role at Theatre Network and The Roxy in welcoming and seating patrons, and assisting our Front of Staff in the smooth operation of the theatre. Thank you for your help! 

Positions

Ushers
Ushers are stationed at the theatre entrances before performances. They scan patron’s tickets, and help people get to their seats. They also sit in and watch the performance in assigned volunteer seating. During the performance, they keep an eye out for things like: patrons leaving mid-performance who may need some assistance, latecomer arriving and being seated (if applicable), and emergency situations that they need to relay to Theatre Network’s Front of House Staff. 

Bar Volunteers
Bar volunteers help with bar service. They must be ProServe certified (if you’re not, let us know and we can help you get certified!). They safely serve drinks under the supervision of Theatre Network’s Front of House staff. They may use our point of sale system, or may just focus on serving while staff take care of the sales system – you can discuss your preference with the volunteer coordinator and the staff on the night. Let us know if you’d like to watch the performance so there’s time to get you seated. We can’t guarantee a seat in the theatre, but will gladly seat bar volunteers on the Mezzanine if we’re full. 

Other Roles
Other roles may be available on a per show basis. More info will be provided if this is the case!

Interested?
Email Managing Director Harley Morison at volunteers@theatrenetwork.ca (or call at 780.453.2440) to receive a volunteer application. 

COVID-19
These positions interface directly with the public. Theatre Network welcomes and encourages mask-wearing but does not require it. Staff are supported to wear masks to their comfortability level, as well as in communicating with the public about Covid-19. Note that Theatre Network may change Covid-19 guidelines at any time.