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Production Manager - Chemainus Theatre Festival

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Location: Chemainus, British Columbia
Position: Production Manager
Deadline: January 24, 2011
Posted: January 12, 2011

Job Description / Duties

1. Theatrical production responsibilities
• The Production Manager will manage and supervise Production contractors and Production staff to meet contractual obligations.
• The Production Manager will work the Production Team to create a final product that meets the artistic standards of the CTF.
• Negotiates and enters into agreements and contracts on behalf of CTF involving: actors, designers, stage management, and CAEA and service agreement for equipment and services.
• Supervises use of rehearsal and performance space.
• May engage in “hand’s on” production duties that compliment their interest, skill set and the company’s specific need. This may include technical duties, stage management duties or other duties deemed necessary for mounting of individual productions.

2. Financial responsibilities include:
• Prepares the annual Production budget in conjunction with Artistic Director and Managing Director.
• Responsible for the financial health of the Production Department as a whole – forecasting and anticipating future budgets, monitoring current budget and addressing needs as they arise, controlling production expenditures and reviewing and authorizing yearly capital purchases.
• Supervises all production payables and receivables and reviews production financial statements, schedules, projected cash flows and identifies variances.
• Will be the primary contact to address these growth initiatives as pertaining to the Production Team, outline the needs and requirements from a departmental perspective and direct the appropriate budgeting to the proper areas so as to meet the goals set out by each project.

3. Ongoing Administration include:
• In conjunction with Artistic Director and Managing Director provides in-depth understanding of all negotiations and agreements that pertain to operation of the department (e.g. WCB, ITA, ADC and CAEA agreements) to ensure that the proper adherence to all obligations is met.
• Prepares and executes all production-related contracts between CTF and its contracted actors, designers, play property agents, employees, and suppliers of goods and services.
• Produces and maintains detailed production, rehearsal, performance and technical schedules and corresponding deadlines in conjunction with guest talent (external) department heads (internal) as schedules evolve throughout planning and production cycles.
• Interviews and hires production department staff in conjunction with Artistic Director, trains and develops appropriate personnel.
• Develops and administers effective office and general administrative procedures, ensuring that the necessary resources are available to achieve production goals.
• Attends production meetings, level sessions, rehearsals and management meetings as required.
• Representative on all inter department issues and provide support and allocate resources to support the overall operation of the Chemainus Theatre Festival.
• Artist liaison activities include establishing and maintaining a positive rapport with all artists, addressing their individual needs as possible and maintaining good morale.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Minimum of five year’s experience in professional theatre, preferably with a post-secondary degree in technical theatre from a recognized institution, at least 3 years of Production Manager experience.
• Thorough grounding and demonstrated abilities in all aspects of stagecraft.
• Superior communication and time management abilities and familiarity with aspects of budgeting and scheduling production activities.
• Professional experience in one or more aspects of stage design or stage management.
• High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and other compatible programs.
• Lead with integrity, passion, humour and service of artist and audience in a high pressure, deadline-driven industry.

Additional Information

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Contact Information

Send your resume to Artistic Director, Chemainus Theatre Festival, 9574 Bare Point Road, Bag 1000, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0
e-mail: info@chemainustheatre.ca

Employer Profile

CTF has an 18 year history and produces 7-9 shows per year in a 274 seat venue in the seaside village of Chemainus. Shows include historic and contemporary classics, musicals, new Canadian work or adaptations, TYA programming and occasional presentations reaching 65,000 – 80,000 people per year. CTF’s goals include advancing the arts, engaging the region and fostering a vibrant community of audience and artists

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