This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Management
Western Canada Theatre is seeking a Production Manager. This is a full-time, salaried position. Ideal starting date is January 3, 2017.
The Production Manager is responsible for the collaborative planning and supervision of all technical aspects of WCT’s productions and events. 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, extensive technical knowledge, and proven budget management skills. They will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and proven integrity. They will be responsible for managing multiple projects on finite timelines. Experience with creative problem solving is an asset. Experience with Excel, Vectorworks, and purchase order systems is preferred. A desire to collaborate with an outstanding team in a positive working environment is essential.
The Production Manager reports jointly to the Artistic Director and Executive Director.
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 Collaborate with the Associate AD on creating 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 Advise AD and ED, in consultation with the Associate AD, on production budgets and artistic goals of the theatre.
o Manage and monitor production expenses and resources
o Ensure strict adherence to schedules and deadlines
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 required 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
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to:
James MacDonald, Artistic Director
Western Canada Theatre
Electronic submissions only. Email: email@example.com
Western Canada Theatre is a professional theatre based in Kamloops BC (3 ½ hours from Vancouver) playing in the 700 seat city-owned Sagebrush Theatre and WCT’s black box Pavilion Theatre. The successful candidate will be part of and work within a dynamic team producing professional live theatre. The WCT season consists of five mainstage shows, two second stage shows, and a TYA show.
Please review the profile of the company before applying: http://www.wctlive.ca/about.htm.