This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Management
This is a medical leave replacement for a minimum of one year with the possibility of an extension. This is a full time salaried position offering a competitive salary and extensive benefits package. This position will be working within a successful and high-functioning team.
Human Resources, Financial and Facility Management:
The General Manager leads a team of full-time, part-time/casual and volunteer staff in a manner that ensures the performing arts theatre is an artistic and financial success. Motivation and development of staff and volunteers are key elements of the Society’s activities. The General Manager oversees the creation of the annual operating and capital budgets and oversees the long term viability of the Society through prudent fiscal management. The General Manager ensures relationships with key donors and sponsors are maintained thereby maximizing the fundraising efforts of the Society. The General Manager oversees the completion and maintenance of the physical plant, theatre equipment and information technology to ensure safe and effective operations.
Programming and Scheduling:
The success of the theatre depends on a full schedule of rental events from community, corporate and commercial presenters. The General Manager oversees the selection of events to be presented by The Port Theatre that will generate attendance and financial support from audiences and sponsors. The General Manager is responsible for programming for The Port Theatre signature Spotlight Series, community partnerships, and commercial and community rentals. The General Manager is highly sensitive to the cultural and entertainment interests of the residents of Central Vancouver Island and of visitors to the Region. The General Manager maintains and develops relationships with local, regional and national artists and promoters of events that will respond to and develop these interests.
Community and Government Relations:
The General Manager represents the Society to the general public and has a pivotal role to play in the cultural and business community, with a particular emphasis on downtown revitalization efforts and development of the tourism industry in the Central Island Region. Close liaison with the various municipal, regional and provincial government authorities is also a key area.
Audience, Donor, Member and Client Services:
The General Manager is responsible for overseeing and maintaining excellent services for audiences, donors, members and the numerous client groups of the theatre. Creating systems that respond to requests and dealing diplomatically with problems and issues as they arise ensures the reputation for excellence that is the hallmark of The Port Theatre.
Qualifications, Education and Experience:
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Interest and ability to work as a team member.
Excellent computer skills.
Strong time management skills, ability to deal with multiple projects and work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Ability to work varied hours as necessary to meet the requirements of the job.
Reliable, energetic, dedicated, diplomatic and creative, with sound judgement.
Ability to handle confidential information.
Excellent leadership qualities, independent judgement and initiative and effective public speaking skills.
Excellent managerial and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work pleasantly and effectively with people from all sectors of society.
Ability to prepare reports, directives, instructions and correspondence.
A university degree or college diploma in Fine and Performing Arts or a related discipline plus related experience in theatre operations and management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Certificates from recognized institutions offering workshops and programs specializing in arts administration.
A minimum of five years’ experience at a senior level in arts administration and theatre operations.
Familiarity with theatre budget preparation and administration and knowledge of fundraising and marketing practices for theatre operations.
Considerable knowledge of, and contacts within, the performing arts industry, recognizing the different requirements for community and professional performers.
Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff and volunteers.
Knowledge of planning, organization and operation of conferences, conventions, workshops and seminars and other non-performing arts users of the theatre space.
Knowledge of facility development, project management and physical plant maintenance systems including information technology systems.
Karen Harrison, Finance Officer
The Port Theatre
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6Z4
Please quote position in subject heading: Interim General Manager
For further details or questions please contact Karen Harrison, Finance Officer
Apply by: Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5pm
The Port Theatre Society thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Port Theatre is an 800 seat performing arts theatre owned by the City of Nanaimo and managed by The Port Theatre Society. It is located on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The purpose of The Port Theatre Society is to stimulate and enhance artistic, cultural and economic activity on central Vancouver Island. The theatre is a focal point for residents and visitors alike, offering a broad range of cultural events designed to meet many diverse interests and needs. Programs involve local groups as well as touring attractions and provide access to events for families, seniors, youths and adults, thereby enriching the overall quality of life in the region. A landmark on the city's waterfront, The Port Theatre also serves as an important meeting place for a variety of community events, seminars and educational conferences. Over 250 events are held in the theatre each year attracting over 100,000 people.