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Production Manager - Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Production Manager
Deadline: January 4, 2017
Posted: December 13, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Production Manager is a key member of the senior management team, overseeing all aspects of production and site operations for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. The Production Manager supervises the internal positions of Head of Wardrobe, Site Build Project Manager, and Technical Directors; as well as seasonal production staff. The Production Manager also supervises the Stage Management teams and season Designers.

Areas of Responsibility and Oversight:

- Plan and supervise the execution of production requirements for the annual season productions, special events, rental productions, and site build
- Develop, manage and track all artistic, production, and site budgets that total approx. $3.5 million
- Maintain production inventory records
- Engage seasonal artistic team and production personnel; negotiating fees and issuing contracts
- Manage production team and design process from initial concept though construction, rehearsal, opening and run including oversight of all disciplines’ build labour, materials and rentals
- Develop and manage all production and rehearsal calendars and performance schedules
- Lead weekly production meetings for both theatres
- Oversee annual site build, take down and park restoration
- Oversee third-party productions (contracting, scheduling, production needs)
- Oversee lease and management of storage facilities
- Creation of annual site maps and theatre layouts
- Liaise with architects, engineers and the City of Vancouver in regards to building and occupancy permits
- Create forward planning and budgets for capital improvements and equipment upgrades
- Advise on and assist with the planning of special projects and future artistic activity development
- Enforce and stay up to date on current health and safety concerns/policies
- Participate in Staff, Board, Infrastructure Committee and Health and Safety Committee meetings
- Other duties as required

Qualifications / Required Skills

- A university or college degree in theatre production or equivalent experience
- 5+ years of experience with a performing arts organization in a similar role
- Experience supervising staff and artists
- Proven proficiency with budgeting in all production disciplines and financial tracking
- Excellent IT proficiency including AutoCAD and advanced MS Office Skills
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
- Ability to work independently as well as manage a large diverse team spread over four physical locations
- Experience with artist contract negotiation and knowledge of labour agreements (specifically CAEA and ADC)
- Knowledge of all aspects of technical production including lighting, costume, sound, scenery, rigging, and video
- Knowledge of current health and safety and ESA legislation as it pertains to the performing arts
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills to ensure flow of information amongst a diverse group of people
- Ability to collaborate with artists and technicians to achieve artistic goals on time and on budget
- Experience with repertory theatre and outdoor festival production would be an asset

Salary: Annual salary will be commensurate with experience plus a full benefits package (following a probationary period).

Contact Information

Please submit cover letter with salary expectations and resume to:
Claire Sakaki, Executive Director,  
by Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Employer Profile

Bard on the Beach Theatre Society is Western Canada’s largest Shakespeare Festival with an annual budget of $6 million and welcomes 100,000 patrons per year. The Festival runs from June through September in two theatre tents in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vanier Park, and offers year-round arts education programming. In 2015, Bard moved into its new home at the BMO Theatre Centre, allowing the company to expand its administrative, production and outreach activities, marking an exciting new phase in its history.

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