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Production Manager - Intrepid Theatre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Victoria, British Columbia
Position: Production Manager
Deadline: May 13, 2016
Posted: April 12, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Reporting directly to the Executive Director (ED), the Production Manager is responsible for efficiently planning and managing all production aspects of Intrepid Theatre’s annual festivals, one-off events, two venues and the rentals the venues acquire. The Production Manager is accountable to the ED for the quality of venue & production values within the scope of their responsibility, as limited by budgetary constraints, and to the Producer for the efficient management of the production and venue crew, scheduling and budget control. The Production Manager is responsible for the hiring and supervision of the festival and venue technical crew and for overseeing and trouble-shooting production personnel matters as they arise in festivals, rentals and one-off inhouse productions/events.

The Production Manager provides professional support to the ED, Producer, Board of Directors and acts as an advocate of Intrepid Theatre Company Society to arts professionals, various stakeholders and the community at large.

The Production Manager is a member of the Management Team.

Duties & Responsibilities

Victoria International Fringe Theatre Festival / Uno Fest / OUTstages Festival / ITC Presents…
 Planning, executing and overseeing the staffing and operations of production activities including construction, installation, running and strike of all site and venue infrastructure and equipment necessary for the efficient operation of performance and public spaces; i.e., lighting and power distribution, sound reinforcement, staging, seating and masking systems as required by the Festival
 Liaising with all ITCS company departments to establish technical requirements for the Festival
 Liaising with relevant positions to plan production activities
 Overseeing all technical staffing
 Acquiring rooms necessary for Festival programming
 Creating budgets and tracking expenses relevant to production activities
 Establish methods of maintaining budget control on designated line items
 Negotiating and overseeing service contracts relevant to production activities
 Assess need for and obtain permits where necessary, including liaising with the City and facilities
 Managing production schedules including:
o Master schedule for all production activities pre and post Festival
o Advising the Producer with Festival program scheduling
o Scheduling technical rehearsals for all shows/venues
o Scheduling all technician calls
 Create final report for all festivals
 Work with the ED, Producer and OM in planning and preparing future Festival(s) program plan(s), specifically in the area of costing and budgeting potential productions

Venue Management / Rentals
 Liaise with all clients on their production needs (scheduling/lighting/sound/video/set/load in out)
 Give tours of the venues to clients
 Acting as the facility’s Safety Director, writing safety policy and procedures and implementing a safety management system
 Aiding in creating a Human Resource policies that directly affect the public operations of the facility
 In partnership with the Operations Manager (OM) update the Master Schedule for the venues
 Ensure all equipment is in good working order and the master inventory list is consistently updated
 Ensure equipment is updated as needed
 Ensure staff is properly trained on all equipment and emergency procedures
 Hire and schedule technical staff
 Ensure the venue meets all safety requirements (for crew/audience/physical building)

General
 Participate in the Society’s ongoing strategic planning and budgeting
 Aiding in creating Capital Plans
 Management of technical crew (permanent and casual)
 Scheduling
 Service contracts negotiations
 Assist the Budgeting and expense tracking
 Maintaining accurate files and reports related to festivals and production
 Drafting
 Creating a capital plan to expand current inventory
 Represent the Society at events and meetings as necessary
 Other duties as required

Qualifications / Required Skills

The successful applicant will have

 Proven knowledge of production techniques and staging principles
 The use of relevant computer programs including CAD, Q-Lab and MS Office applications.
 Must be familiar with both the Actsafe “General Code of Safe Practices for Production” and Worksafe BC’s“Regulation and Guidelines for Performing arts and Film” in order to ensure safety and security in the venues, in keeping with industry standards.
Previous experience as a Production Manager or related experience is an asset.
They will have excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations.
Preference will be given to persons holding additional certificates for one, or all of the following; LE Certificate, 1st Aid, pyrotechnics.
A valid Canadian driver’s license is essential, ability to drive a 5-to truck is an asset and the ability to drive a 1-to is required.

Salary: This is a salary position with benefits, $41,000 - $45,000/year, based on experience.

Contact Information

To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter via email to:

Heather Lindsay
Executive Director
2 - 1609 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5

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Employer Profile

Intrepid Theatre Company was founded in 1986 to produce the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival. Almost 30 years later, our original mandate continues to serve the company’s artistic and strategic plans, and the development of a healthy theatre community in Victoria BC. in brief: To enhance awareness and appreciation of contemporary theatre, by encouraging, developing, and producing new and or experimental work for public performance, and the promotion of new artists and their work through theatre festival production.

In 1998, Intrepid Theatre launched Uno Fest – a curated festival of one-person theatre held annually in May, now in its 19th season. In 2015, we are proudly launched OUTstages, Victoria’s first queer theatre arts festival. Other festivals produced by Intrepid Theatre include the Focus on Women Arts Festival (1996-97) and Winterlab, an international festival of experimental and interdisciplinary performance.

Intrepid Theatre operates two year-round theatre venues, the Metro Studio (180 seats) and the Intrepid Theatre Club (50 seats). The venues are home to our festivals, presenting activities, a New Play Reading Series, and The You Show – both monthly programs designed to launch new local work and emerging artists.

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