This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
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)
Participate in the Society’s ongoing strategic planning and budgeting
Aiding in creating Capital Plans
Management of technical crew (permanent and casual)
Service contracts negotiations
Assist the Budgeting and expense tracking
Maintaining accurate files and reports related to festivals and production
Creating a capital plan to expand current inventory
Represent the Society at events and meetings as necessary
Other duties as required
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.
To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter via email to:
2 - 1609 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
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.