This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
Act as primary production contact to manage certain series/weeks/projects as assigned by Production Manager.
On a rotational basis with the Production Manager (PM), work production duty for various TSO services.
Manage all small group run outs (chamber orchestra), “Members of the TSO” services, and special events including Development/Marketing events where ensembles perform at Roy Thomson Hall (RTH) or offsite.
Administer TSO lobby bookings that involve production for performances, chats, and other events.
Assist PM on all orchestra run outs and tours.
Assist PM on various festivals and large projects.
Assist VP Operations & Education with TSO tour management including planning, administering, and advance tours.
Manage all production for the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, acting as stage manager for concerts and events.
Manage instrument loans and rentals.
Under the direction of the Production Manager, prepare budgets, request quotes, and input production estimates for potential TSO projects by updating applicable pro formas.
Manage piano tuning, instrument maintenance, and percussion rental schedule.
Be responsible for standard set-up of artist dressing rooms (i.e. water, towels), arrange for coffee/tea service when necessary, and ensure that all backstage needs are met as per artist riders.
Work with the Operations and Artistic departments to liaise with artists and conductors on upcoming concerts and update information in the data base.
Assist the PM and Vice-President of Orchestra Operations & Education with various projects, as needed.
Results-oriented professional with at least three years experience in production/stage management in a live performance environment.
Strong interpersonal and people management skills.
University degree or college certificate in theatre production, or equivalent.
Technical background in audio, video and lighting.
Experience working in a unionized environment.
Strong attention to detail.
Able to work in a fast-paced team environment.
Excellent Information Technology skills including Word, Excel, and data bases. AutoCad an asset. Willingness to learn new programs, particularly OPAS (Orchestra Planning and Administration System).
Ability to respond calmly to urgent situations inherent in the performing arts.
Score reading/musical knowledge an asset.
Ability to obtain a valid passport
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please. Interviews for selected candidates will take place on Friday January 16, 2015.
Please email resume and cover letter to:
Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major cultural institutions and among the top orchestras in the world. Under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, the TSO is committed to innovative programming and showcases a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. In addition to performances, the TSO serves the community with one of the largest musical outreach programmes in Canada, connecting students throughout Ontario with curriculum based programming.