This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Management
The Director of Production role represents an opportunity to join a creative and dynamic performing arts organization. The compensation package will include an annual salary commensurate with experience, and comprehensive employment benefits.
Reporting to the Executive Director as a member of the senior management team, the Director of Production plays a key leadership role in planning and supervising the execution of all production requirements to facilitate the company’s artistic programs, as well as providing effective oversight of the physical plant operations.
With a team of full-time staff plus contract/casual staff in wardrobe, carpentry, paint, props, and technical departments, the Director of Production is responsible for the safe, efficient and professional staging of all performances, events and activities in the Young Centre and ensures the overall safe and efficient operations of the Young Centre/Baillie Centre facilities.
• Post-secondary degree or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience, with 10 years senior-level production management experience
• Direct experience in a unionized environment including as a member of negotiating committee for collective bargaining with IATSE
A strong leader, team-builder and manager of people who excels at coordinating the flow of information within a diverse group of production staff, artists, and building staff, as well as inter-departmentally, the successful candidate will possess superior interpersonal and oral/written communication skills. S/he will be flexible and open to change, with a high performance mentality – able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with ambitious goals by working on multifaceted projects concurrently to meet deadlines.
A demonstrated talent for developing and managing production budgets and schedules in a complex environment, as well as facility operating and capital budgets, is essential. With a proven track record as a strategic and creative thinker, s/he has an aptitude for identifying and implementing departmental efficiencies and improvements as and when needed. Critical to the role are proven decision- aking, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as exceptional planning, organizational and time-management capabilities, and a high level of attention to detail.
Other key attributes include: superior knowledge of contemporary theatrical construction techniques and materials; advanced awareness of IATSE Locals 828 & 58 collective agreement issues, Health and Safety legislation and the Employment Standards Act; familiarity with physical plant maintenance best practices; strong working knowledge of Excel; and a passion for the arts.
HOW TO APPLY
Only candidates with legal authorization to work in Canada will be considered. Soulpepper is an equal opportunity employer and invites all applicants with proper credentials to apply for the position. Soulpepper thanks all candidates for their interest however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please send résumé and cover letter (including salary expectations) detailing how you can contribute to these dynamic not-for-profit arts organizations by no later than October 14, 2011
Please quote DofP11 on the subject line when applying by email.
To: Search Committee – Director of Production
c/o Leslie Lester, Executive Director
Soulpepper Theatre Company
55 Mill St, Building 49
Toronto ON M5A 3C4
Soulpepper is an artist-founded, classical repertory company with a three-tiered mandate to present vital Canadian interpretations of history's great stories, to train the next generation of theatre artists and to enrich and inspire youth through mentorship and access. Since its inception in 1998, Soulpepper has built:
•A 12 month season of more than 600 performances
•A passionate audience of over 100,000 each year
•An artistic ensemble of 150 established and emerging theatre artists
•A paid residency program for Canadian theatre artists
•A robust portfolio of youth programs, reaching over 8,500 youth annually
•A 46,000 square foot state-of-the-art performing arts facility – the Young Centre for the Performing Arts - which anchors Toronto’s Distillery District, and an 11,000 square foot production and rehearsal facility (the Baillie Centre)
Soulpepper is proud to be North America’s only year-round classical repertory company, a prominent Canadian producer of original work from existing sources, a leading employer of artists in the City of Toronto and a partner in neighborhood education initiatives.
The organization resides in our own permanent facility, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, and we will continue to grow our programming and education and outreach activities. Soulpepper is also the managing partner of the Young Centre and is responsible for all Young Centre programming activities.