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Application Deadline: June 3, 2021 at 5pm

Start Date: June 14, 2021 to October 1, 2021 

Salary: $300 / filming day (4 full days) + $250 / filming a musical act (two shorter days) + $500 for  preparations 

Contract type: seasonal contract 

Dusk Dances welcomes and will prioritize hiring arts professionals who self-identify as being part  of underrepresented groups including IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, disabled, and/or any other minority,  to join our team.  

About Dusk Dances 

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a  theatrical host leads the audience to an array of unique dance pieces that unfold in different  areas of the park. In 2021, Dusk Dances will celebrate its 27th season. 

In 2021, live performances in the parks will not be possible, and we are therefore preparing our  second virtual edition that will be presented in two ways: 

- through a series of outdoor screenings showcasing the virtual edition to small audiences  (accompanied by a live band, a host and a short live dance performance); 

- online, in October 2021.  

Job Description 

We are looking for a dynamic and experience Technical Director to join our production team for  Dusk Dances 2021. The Technical Director will work closely with Film Director and Director of  Photography William Yong, the choreographers and dancers that will be featured in the 2021  virtual edition, and with Festival Director Sylvie Bouchard and General Manager Marketa Tokova,  to coordinate and ensure all technical requirements for the film, including sound. 

The Technical Director must be available for preparations in June and July (approx. 20 hours of  work) and for all the filming periods (one filming day and one rain date): 

• June 26 and 27, 2021 

• July 4 and 11, 2021 

• July 17 and 18, 2021 

• July 25, 2021 and one rain date to be scheduled 

• 2 other days to be scheduled 

The exact schedule will be confirmed during the hiring process. The Technical Director may be  asked to support the production of the outdoor screenings in Toronto (to be discussed and  agreed upon with the candidate). Additional fees would be negotiated.


The ideal candidate for the position of the Technical Director would: 

• Have a solid proven experience working in the performing arts / film in a technical  capacity. 

• Have excellent communication skills (in writing and speaking). 

• Have the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and adapt easily to changes. • Have the ability to prioritize, respect deadlines and effectively manage multiple tasks. • Have solid competence in planning and coordination. 

• Have the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff and  individuals within Dusk Dances and in the communities, they work with. 

• Be fully available to the filming schedule and open to the possibility to support the  outdoor screenings, if required. 

• Have a driving license (for cargo vans). 


• Setting up the technical gear and set pieces for each work with, when needed, the help  of another member of the production team for each filming day. 

• Coordinating the set up and strike for each piece during each filming day with, when  needed, other members of the technical team. 

• Collaborating with the technical team (Director of Photography, Second Cameraman,  Stage Manager, etc.) in all matters regarding the filming of Dusk Dances 2021, including technical requirements, power, equipment, gear etc. 

• Pick-up and drop off of the cargo van / production van from the rental facility and drive  the vehicle, if needed and as required. 

• Pick-up and drop off set pieces and equipment for the filming day as required, prior to  and upon completion of Dusk Dances 2021. 

• Being physically present at the filming location at all call times, as scheduled or as  deemed necessary by the Festival Director. 

• Participating in all the production and technical meetings, as scheduled and required by  Dusk Dances. 

• Other tasks associated with or related to the production management of the event, as  assigned by the Festival Director. 

How to Apply 

Please send your resume and cover letter to: (with “Technical Director  application” in the subject line) by June 3, 2021 at 5pm

Interviews will take place from June 4 to 10, 2021. 

All applicants will be contacted. 

Contact Info 

Name: Marketa Tokova 



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