This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Production
The Supervisor of Production Services is responsible for the supervision of staff, volunteers, facilities and
activities within Centrepointe Theatre's/Shenkman Arts Center's Production Services department. This
includes ensuring the clients' requirements are met during engagements; the supervision of technicians and
stagehands; training, scheduling, supervision and coaching of stage crew volunteers; the recruitment,
training, supervision and evaluation of stage door attendants; the development and implementation of
training programs specific to the live entertainment industry, and general administration of the production
Three (3) year University degree specializing in Technical Theatre and Production or equivalent
- Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated success in a similar position performing tasks related to
Production Management, Lighting Design, Audio Design, Stage Management, Pyrotechnic Special
Demonstrated ability to train in a volunteer environment
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
- Federally licensed to use Pyrotechnics Special Effects
Current Standard First Aid certificate, AED certificate, and CPR certificate
Designated – specific level of language proficiency:
French oral, reading
English oral, reading, writing
Candidates who do not meet language requirements will be required to participate in training.
- Leadership principles and theory
Adult learning and training methods
Expert knowledge of health and safety and other legislation, including those specific to the live entertainment
Working knowledge of design and set construction
Knowledge of production administration and management, stage management, theatrical carpentry,
counterweight flying systems, lighting and audio systems, atmospheric systems, project management and
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and in CADD design programs
Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual
danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order
to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and city policies and
Competencies & Skills
- Leads by example, demonstrating integrity, creativity and enthusiasm in achieving results directly and
through staff work teams comprised of full-time, part-time and casual employees and volunteers
Results-oriented and able to carry out directives
Capable of setting challenging but realistic goals and deadlines to those under supervision
Able to evaluate the individual capacity and capability of employees and volunteers; allocating resources in
an efficient manner
Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
Able to communicate effectively with others
Identify training needs of staff and volunteers
Effective trainer; capable of developing appropriate teaching materials and programs
The ability to allocate and schedule staff resources in a cost-effective manner
Salary: $64,498.72 to $75,468.64 annually (CUPE 503 2013 rates of pay)
If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online (ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/jobs-city) by using the "Apply" button. If this is
your first online application please refer to How to Apply for a Position on our career site.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service
Centre at 613-580-2424, ext. 47411.
The Shenkman Arts Centre is Ottawa’s only multidisciplinary arts facility offering services and programs in both English and French. The Centre, located in the east Ottawa community of Orléans, is a creative hub where artists and audiences meet to create and explore the arts.
We like to say this is “where art comes to life” because behind the doors of our two theatres, seven galleries and 17 studios, in the halls, lobbies and even on the walls, there is plenty of creativity stirring. The Centre hosts live entertainment, gallery exhibits, specialized spaces for hands-on instruction in the visual, performing, literary and media arts and unique spaces for receptions and special events.
Operated by the City of Ottawa, the Centre offers a diversity of programs and activities that bring art to life in the Centre, a variety attributed to a unique collaboration with the Centre’s Resident Arts Partners: AOE Arts Council, Gloucester Pottery School, MIFO (Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans), Ottawa School of Art–Orléans Campus and OYP Theatre School. The Centre is also home to Resident Company Tara Luz Danse and ARTicipate, a one-of-a-kind endowment fund that supports innovative programming at the Centre.