We believe that theatre is essential to a healthy society.

We’re looking for outstanding candidates that embody that belief to join our team.

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Work at GCTC

The GCTC work culture:

  • We are passionate about live theatre, the performing arts, and our local arts community;

  • We believe in inclusivity and diversity;

  • We are proud ambassadors for our theatre company in house and in the community;

  • We excel in a collaborative, fun, and creative environment;

  • We are resourceful, compassionate, intuitive and innovative.

What would make you a great candidate?
(These are our deal breakers.)

  • You can demonstrate a passion for the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s programming and artistic vision;

  • You possess exceptional communications abilities and basic computer skills;

  • You are a thoughtful decision maker and a collaborative team member;

  • You are organized and have a strong attention to detail;

  • You have a good sense of humour and strong work ethic;

  • You believe in what we do.

  • You can work in a fast-paced environment and are calm under pressure

  • You don’t mind dogs in the office (check out #dogsofGCTC for more info)

Are you interested in working with us?

For Administrative job enquiries please contact Managing Director Hugh Neilson.

For Artistic job enquiries please contact Artistic Director Eric Coates.

For Production job enquiries please contact Production Manager Seth Gerry.


Reporting to the Production Manager, the TECHNICAL DIRECTOR is a valued leader and an integral member of staff for the Great Canadian Theatre Company.  We hope to hire an individual who shares, supports and contributes to the values of the organization and works hard to promote these efforts in their day-to-day work. 

The Technical Director leads GCTC’s 5-member, full-time IATSE union production crew.  This individual is a primary technical resource for the team and works collaboratively with Management to execute the production requirements of all activities for the company.

In addition to being the lead technician on staff, the Technical Director is also a primary department head and the default minimum crew member required for all activities on the GCTC Mainstage.  As such, the Technical Director must have extensive working knowledge of one (or both) areas of expertise: lighting/electrics or sound.  This expertise must include knowledge of standard design practices, equipment maintenance, and operation in one or both fields.

All staff and contractors employed by the GCTC are expected to work collaboratively, cooperatively and respectfully to resolve conflict, to facilitate timely decision-making and to ensure a healthy work environment for all.

GCTC is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace.  We know that multiple viewpoints and diverse experiences within a team make for the best problem-solving and creative thinking.  If your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.  Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome. 

Interested parties should apply with cover letter and resumé, detailing all relevant experience to:

BY EMAIL: To Production Manager - pm@gctc.ca, subject Technical Director Search, *your name here*


Production Manager

RE: Technical Director Search

Great Canadian Theatre Company

300-1227 Wellington Street West

Ottawa, ON K1Y 0G7

Applications must be received by 4pm on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13th 2019

While we thank everyone who applies, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


2019 -20 Shannon Reynolds Memorial Endowment Fund Internship at GCTC

The Shannon Reynolds Memorial Endowment Fund, in partnership with Ottawa's Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), supports Canadian artists that self-identify as female, through the provision of paid, mentored internships. Each year, the endowment supports an artist in a theatrical discipline, with a particular focus on production (lighting design, sound design, production design, carpentry, stage management and directing). The fund welcomes submissions from artists at the beginning of their careers as well as those branching into a new practice. It is dedicated to the creative development, peer recognition and professional support of Ottawa's emerging artists. 

Over a three-year cycle, this internship supports a director, designer, and production technician (one each season).

For the 2019-2020 season, we welcome submissions from applicants for a TECHNICAL PRODUCTION INTERN.

Applicants must be residents of the National Capital Region*.

We appreciate your efforts to package all of this information in a single document. Please save the document with the title “Shannon Reynolds Internship, your name

Please submit the document electronically to: artistliaison@gctc.ca

All applications will be reviewed by a committee of arts professionals, resident to National Capital Region.

Application deadline: Friday, September 6th 2019

Committee decision and announcement: not later than September 27th, 2019  

*as defined by the National Capital Act

Be a Volunteer


The Great Canadian Theatre Company is proud to recognize our current and past outstanding volunteers who have worked tirelessly to get us here.

We recruit fun, energetic, reliable theatre lovers (16 years of age or older) to act as ushers, to prepare mail-outs and assist with special events and fundraisers.

Are you interested in volunteering?

Please contact Patron Services Manager Celina Hawkins.