This is a Temporary, Part-time position.Category: Production
Working closely with the Artistic Director and General Manager, the Production Manager will build a production team and oversee all aspects of production related to mounting Shakespeare-in-the-Park’s 2015 summer tour in Montreal and beyond.
Schedule and Duties
Prep (February – June 2nd)
• Set up the Production Budget based on provided figures and adjust according to the needs of the design and the tour. Consult with AD and GM regarding major changes
• Set up the Master Production schedule based on availability of artists, shops, rehearsal and venues, and conforming to regulations of the CTA. This includes Design deadlines, production meetings, set, costume build, transportation, loads, regular and extended rehearsal, media, performances and strike.
• Hire production team (mostly students from Montreal technical theatre programs)
• Act as Theatre representative in all matters concerning CAEA. Complete the CAEA management package.
• Negotiate, arrange payment schedule, issue contracts and appropriate riders for all production staff, designers, artists and technicians. Set up fee payment sheets for all non-invoiced personnel, project petty cash and extraordinary expenses for cash flow, Expense Reports and update to the budget.
• Oversee and conduct an inventory of the Repercussion Theatre’s staging and equipment., and aid in organizing delivery of Repercussion’s new stage.
• Arrange rehearsal spaces (indoor and outdoor)
• Assist the T.D. cost and source the materials required for the production.
• Prepare Scene and Wardrobe Shops with required materials. Establish and/or follow up build schedules as required.
In collaboration with the Tour Coordinator
• Liaise with park representatives regarding production requirements. Visit each of the parks to make sure that everything conforms to the technical rider.
• Plan the List of Drivers and cull all driver licenses for insurance and records.
• Organize touring outside of Montreal and company road book.
Rehearsal and Build (June 2nd –July 4th)
• Review Daily Schedule and production notes with designers and TD for urgent requests and assign tasks if necessary.
• Purchase supplies as requested by the TD and SM and manage petty cash and receipts
• As necessary, assist designers in the execution of their design.
• Arrange and assist in the transportation of the stage and inventory to outdoor rehearsal venue.
• Oversee the crew during outdoor rehearsals and schedule tasks.
• Assist/train the ASMs to their duties on the tour, dressing room set up, costume and prop maintenance.
• Oversee/Assist Tour Coordinator with FOH and Concessions.
• Monitor health and safety of the production and artistic teams.
Tour (July 3rd - early August; exact date to be confirmed)
• Oversee daily set up of stage, lights, sound.
• Follow up/forecast production and technical difficulties, equipment wear and tear, and re-supply purchases. Formulate solutions with the TD/Tour Coordinator.
• Hire extra crew/security as needed. (Could also include community volunteers.)
• Monitor health and safety and ensure proper record-keeping is taking place.
• Prep for strike and returns.
Strike (late July/early August)
• Oversee and assist in the strike of the set, costumes, props and equipment. Ensure inventory is returned to proper storage spaces.
• Rental maintenance and return.
• Cull TD, TC and SM production books.
• Finalize budget accounts.
• Candidate must have five years production management experience (or like experience directly related to the role of Production Manager)
• Fluency in English (written and oral) and French (oral)
• Enthusiastic, interested in leading and motivating our relatively young production team
• A positive attitude and ability to multitask, take initiative, and work independently.
• Ability to work long hours in the outdoors (sun, rain, heat etc) and to adapt easily to an ever-changing environment.
• Valid driver’s license, own car would be ideal.
• We are also interested in candidates who are open to developing a longer-term relationship with Repercussion theatre.
Salary: $10-12,000 depending on qualifications and finalized job description
Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Amanda Kellock at:
In Montreal, Repercussion Theatre is best known for its professional Shakespeare-in-the-Park open-air summer tour. Every summer, since 1988, over 13,000 people have gathered in parks in and around the city, to delight in the language of the Bard. Audiences are comprised of all ages and all economic backgrounds — not only because the shows are offered free of charge but also because the outdoor touring program moves from park to park, making it accessible to everyone.