This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Other
The Sony Centre is currently seeking a qualified individual as a Special Projects Coordinator under contract until the December 31 2017 with the possibility of extension. Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Operations, the Special Projects Coordinator will assist on various projects and daily operational activities within the Sony Centre. Projects include, but are not limited to, capital production improvements, operations and facility enhancements and upgrades and system and process improvements.
The ideal candidate will have a background and/or familiarity in theatrical production environment and/or building operations.
ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Lead or assist in the creation of capital project tender documents.
2.Coordinate contractors within the building working on capital projects and building maintenance.
3.Assist in project budget preparation and monitoring.
4.Assist in all manner of schedule creation and upkeep on projects and operations activities.
5.Assist in the development of critical paths, process and workback schedules to support projects and operations activities.
6.Assist in coordinating capital construction activities (e.g. renovations, inspections, contractor and architect meetings, permitting activities, project close-out and building commission activities, calendars, mandated reports, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that all phases of projects are completed within specifications and with minimal interruption to site personnel.
7.Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and/or records.
8.Ensure projects and contractors work around Sony Centre day-to-day activity without interruptions to the Centre’s tenants, guests or productions.
•Variable and often long hours including nights and weekends. Variable hours of work depending on performance and event schedules
•Consistent ability to interact with a wide range of temperaments
•Ability to stand and walk freely and quickly
•Project management experience working with project teams with multiple stakeholders.
•Knowledge of theatre production techniques, equipment and systems.
•Experience in authoring tender documents an asset.
•Knowledge of building infrastructure as it relates to building materials, systems and state of good repair standards an asset.
•Demonstrated ability to prioritize activities, develop plans, meet deadlines and manage multiple and complex operational matters on a daily basis.
•Minimum 2 collective years’ of experience in a similar positions, ideally in a performing arts related venue.
•Experience in a unionized environment.
•Clear evidence of good judgment, reasoning ability, problem solving skills and strategic thinking capabilities.
•Results oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Excellent interpersonal skills that inspire trust.
•Highly organized in a fast-paced environment.
•Proficiency in AutoCAD is a strong asset.
•Practical knowledge of employment, labour and occupational health and safety laws.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Project an asset.
•PMP Certification a very strong asset.
•Degree of diploma in theatre production a strong asset.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume for confidential consideration to . Please include “Special Projects Coordinator” in the subject line. Interviews with qualified candidate(s) will commence immediately.
No phone calls please.
The Sony Centre thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, with a capacity of 3,191 seats, is the largest proscenium theatre in Canada. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Centre programs artists to provide entertainment for the diversity of population that makes up this international city.
Seasons are programmed through a combination of Sony Centre presentations, of co-presentations with local promoters from different communities and of rentals. The season includes music, dance, comedy, musical theatre, children’s theatre, circus and a broad variety of popular entertainment. It is usual for artists from North America, Europe, Asia and South Asia to be represented in each season. Some presentations may be entirely in the language of origin.
The Centre operates its own box office and group sales (Archtics) and works with Ticketmaster Canada Ltd. for its internet, telephone and outlet sales. The Centre is recognized throughout Canada as an industry leader in both customer and client service. In addition to servicing promoters, client service includes the organization and execution of social and corporate events which augment the Centre’s annual activity.
Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Centre is owned by the City of Toronto and governed by an arm’s length Board of Directors.
The City of Toronto has mandated the merger of the three City owned theatres (Sony Centre, St Lawrence Centre and Toronto Centre for the Arts, collectively Civic Theatres Toronto (CTT)). The effect of the merger on this role is unknown at this time, but the Sony Centre reserves the right to modify the above job description provided sufficient notice is provided. A compensation review will be done in conjunction with any significant changes in tasks made, if warranted