This is a Temporary, Part-time position.Category: Production
Festival Players is looking for a resourceful, creative, motivated theatre production professional to join our team this summer, planning and supervising all the production and technical elements to help make our director's vision come to life.
What do we need you to do?
Develop and implement - through consultation with suppliers, architects and landscapers if necessary - the site plan for a new outdoor performance location;
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;
Work with the Managing Director/Producer and the Consulting Artistic Director to finalize and manage the production budget;
Verify or create cost estimates, and authorize spending for all production-related costs including sets, props, lights, sound, and site set up for each of the Festival Players’ activities;
Create and maintain an up-to-date Production Calendar for the season which includes all production design and construction deadlines, as well as detailed technical schedules for each event;
Initiate and coordinate the flow of information within the production department and with other departments as required, including the scheduling and running of production meetings and post-mortems;
Hire, supervise and coordinate all casual crew;
Engage designers as directed by the Consulting Artistic Director, including negotiating fees and issuing contracts;
Develop and implement Health and Safety policy/plans for the Festival Players’ sites, and train staff;
Prepare post-mortem reports and update production inventory at the completion of the season.
You are an experienced production professional who has served as a theatre production manager or technical director in the past. You have experience working in non-traditional or outdoor venues.
What kind of person are we looking for? You rise to a challenge and want to be part of building something new and exciting. You are happy managing schedules, budgets and people, but are equally comfortable jumping in and helping on a build, hang or install. You're a creative problem solver and you bring a positive energy to the team.
Early applications are encouraged. Part time work will begin immediately with an escalating work load through to the end of August 2017. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from outside the Prince Edward County region - travel/accommodations can be arranged if required.
Festival Players welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Salary: Compensation for this position is budgeted at $8000.
Please email Julianne Snepsts at to apply.
Festival Players of Prince Edward County is the region’s professional summer theatre company. For more than ten years, Festival Players has brought the beautiful landscapes, towns and villages of the County to life through the incredible power of theatre.
Beginning in 2018, Festival Players will be led by Incoming Artistic Director Graham Abbey.