Job Posting

Scene Shop Co-ordinator

Department:  Production
Status:  Contract
Reports to:  Technical Director


Reporting to the Technical Director and under the supervision of the Head Scene Shop Carpenter and the Head Scenic Artist, the Scene Shop Co-ordinator will facilitate the administrative operations of the Canadian Opera Company Scene Shop.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Procuring equipment and materials as directed.
  • Tracking of expenditures and preparation of purchase related paperwork for the COC Scene Shop.
  • Creating and processing timesheets for the COC Scene Shop.
  • Preparation of labour and expense reports on a weekly basis.
  • Maintaining Scene Shop materials inventory, including tracking and reporting of inventory use.
  • In conjunction with the COC Facilities Department, maintaining the COC Scene Shop.
  • Maintain records for COC Scene Shop equipment inventory.
  • Driving as required for the COC Scene Shop and COC Production Department.


  • Post-secondary education in the technical/production field or equivalent job experience
  • Experience working in an unionized environment
  • Superior organization and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good knowledge of health and safety legislation and best practices
  • Excellent people skills
  • Purchasing/procurement experience
  • Clean driving record
  • Experience with accounting processes and procedures
  • Ability to work under time contraints
  • Computer literate - MS Office.  Knowledge of AutoCAD and FileMaker Pro would be an asset.

Some evening and weekend work is required.  This is a contract position.

Please mail or email resumes with a cover letter to:

Lorraine O'Connor
Manager, Human Resources
Canadian Opera Company
227 Front St. E.
Toronto, ON  M5A 1E8

Only applications post-marked by June 21, 2013 will be considered.  The COC thanks, in advance, all applicants.  Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone calls or faxes please.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 21, 2013
Type of Work: 
Education Level: 
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Canadian Opera Company

Lorraine O’Connor
227 Front St. E.
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The COC enjoys a loyal audience support‐base and one of the highest attendance and subscription rates in North America. Under its leadership team of General Director Alexander Neef and Music Director Johannes Debus, the COC is increasingly capturing the opera world’s attention. The COC maintains its international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation by creating new productions within its diverse repertoire, collaborating with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracting the world’s foremost Canadian and international artists. The COC performs in its own opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the Four Seasons Centre opened in 2006, and is also the performance venue for The National Ballet of Canada. For more information on the COC, visit its award‐winning website,