This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
Theatre & Production Manager – Drama & Speech Communication
Bachelor of Arts in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience; several years of experience in theatre production and management. Demonstrated proficiency in rehearsal and production management, staffing, scheduling, and budgeting, and in theatre operations.
The position requires the ability to work closely with faculty members and others in determining suitable productions; the ability to determine production requirements, schedules (including rehearsal schedules) and staffing needs; a high level of interpersonal skills; understanding of professional theatre operations; ability to network effectively with professionals in theatre for the benefit of the Drama program and the Theatre; ability to lead groups of various sizes in understanding and delivering a range of production requirements.
Candidates should also possess the ability to work with a range of clients internal and external to the University, proven ability to assess needs of clients from within and outside of university for Theatre rentals, to organize staffing and technical support for rentals, to work constructively in and out of the classroom and on productions with a diverse group of students, and to maintain an organized and professional scheduling system. Familiarity with relevant safety standards and requirements and their application for the safety and protection of employees, audience members and other users of the Theatre.
Supervisory experience, particularly in overseeing student employees; demonstrated expertise related to publicity and theatre promotion, including in regard to potential rental clients; well-developed business skills and records management; working knowledge of the Associated Designers of Canada and Equity rules and regulations; expertise in budget project, planning and analysis; and proven ability to deal professionally and efficiently with administrative units (for example, Payroll, Procurement, the Safety Office, Plant Operations) will all be considered strengths.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired for the position. To apply, please email resume to , with reference to job id number 2153.
Note: Overtime and irregular work hours will be required periodically due to production schedules. Some unavoidable exposure to dirt or dust, paints and other chemicals and equipment, some of which may be hazardous. The position requires some physical demands typical of work in the theatre; may include extensive standing, walking, climbing, lifting, carrying and/or handling objects.
Jennifer S. Simpson, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication
University of Waterloo
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