This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Management
o The Production Manager is responsible for the collaborative planning and supervision of all technical aspects of WCT’s productions and events
o Coordinate and supervise all department head and production meetings
o Work with the Associate AD to create the seasonal production schedule and design deadlines.
o Manage the production departments and the seasonal and individual production schedules.
o Work closely with the Technical Directors, Department Heads and Stage Management, to disseminate information from designers of all WCT productions, from preliminaries to finals.
o Liaise with and manage Designers engaged by the Theatre.
o Ensure strict adherence to schedules and deadlines
o Advise AD and GM, in consultation with the Associate AD, on production budgets and artistic goals of the theatre.
o Manage and monitor production expenses and resources, and inform the Associate AD on the status of expenses on a regular basis.
o Oversee the costing, purchase, and delivery of all production materials and their construction
o Manage the purchase order system and petty cash for the production and stage management teams.
o Liaise with any co-production/touring partners to ensure accurate communication, compliance and compatibility of technical requirements in the co-production/tour arrangements and agreements.
o Create and maintain a long term Capital purchase plan and schedule for the Pavilion Theatre, construction, prop, and wardrobe shops in consultation with department heads and Production Technical Director.
o To be jointly responsible, with the TD, to ensure productions comply with health and safety regulations, including special training/licensing for personnel; that the theatre is always a safe working environment and that all persons follow the theatre’s health and safety policy and procedures; to complete appropriate risk assessments.
o Develop and maintain health and safety manuals, ensure proper training and adherence.
o Arrange for vehicle maintenance and insurance, for safe transportation of equipment and personnel.
o Assist the Production TD and the production team with the fit up and strike of productions in the venue; generally provide hands-on support for the production team as required
o Provide technical advice and assistance to the Venue TD as needed in the management of the Sagebrush Theatre, including on the long term Capital purchase plan.
o Recruit technicians and craftspeople; recruit and manage production volunteers
The successful applicant will have five years demonstrated management experience in professional theatre or a related field. They will have inspiring leadership abilities, strong communication skills, vast technical knowledge, and proven budget management skills. They will be a team player with stellar interpersonal skills and sterling integrity. The ability to manage multiple projects on finite timelines and budgets with the ability to creatively problem solve while maintaining a positive attitude is mandatory. Experience with Excel, Vectorworks, and purchase order systems is preferred. The Production Manager reports jointly to the Artistic Director and General Manager.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Lori Marchand, General Manager
Western Canada Theatre
PO Box 329, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K9
Western Canada Theatre has a long and honoured history of producing excellence in professional live theatre and takes pride in a strong reputation amongst theatre artists from all disciplines. Located in Kamloops, BC, it is one of the largest theatre companies in the province, serving the regional constituency of the southern interior. We produce a five play main stage series, a two play second stage series and host alternative productions. We also tour regionally when possible. We are committed to developing the next generation artists. We do so through our Stage One classes and by offering professional opportunities to exciting emerging artists. Thus, we have a broad repertoire, representing the best from the world stage while encouraging new work and new artists in a strong regional format.