This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Education
The Director of the Production program of the English section at the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) defines the content, determines the activities and selects the students, and faculty of its Production program, in accordance with the general orientations of the School as outlined in its Business Plan (2012-2015).
The Director of the Production program works closely with the Artistic Director of the English Section to optimize the learning experience of its students both in a classroom and laboratory setting and in a conservatory environment while fulfilling the production needs of the various projects of the section. The Director is a member of the Coordination and Pedagogical Committees chaired by the CEO, and a member of the Security / Safety Committee.
The Director of the Production program works closely with other program directors, faculty, staff and students supervising:
1. The production needs of the public performances of the graduating class of the English Section
2. English student exercises at the Michel and Suria St-Denis campus
3. Annual public events such as the AGM, and NTS Open House
The Director of the Production program is responsible for:
• Developing the pedagogical vision, the communication strategy, the priorities and the operation of the Production program;;
• Developing, implementing, and scheduling of the curriculum of the Production program; and establishing an appropriate balance of resources and time allocated to formal instruction and to practical application in production support of school and public exercises;
• Attracting and selecting the students for the Production program;
• Selecting the teachers, instructors and coaches for the Production program;
• Teaching and coaching as required;
• Providing day-to-day and term-end student evaluations according to the Evaluation Policy of NTS;
• Guiding graduating students with their transition into the professional community.
• Preparing and managing the annual budget for the hiring of the teachers, instructors and coaches;
• Preparing and managing the annual budget for the productions of the public performances and school exercises of the English Section;
• Evaluating the performance of Production faculty and staff;
• Coordinating with the Director of the French production program the supervision of the shared position of Technical Direction for the Monument;
• Participating in initiatives to promote both the Production program and the School.
• Supervising all productions for the English section, including coordination with the French section, the Design Department and NTS staff for the use of production workshops and performance spaces, facilities and equipment
• Supervising ongoing upgrading of safety working protocols for students in production;
• Acting as an advisor to management for technical or security issues for the organization;
• Providing recommendations concerning the acquisition of technical equipment and technology for the School.
Job Requirements include:
• A minimum of ten (10) years experience as a production professional;
• Demonstrated pedagogical ability and experience;
• Proven skills in the areas of planning, organization, management and collaboration;
• Strong aptitudes for teamwork and the capacity to work with students, artists, and teachers;
• English verbal and written communication skills. A working knowledge of the French language would be an asset;
• Working knowledge of computer programs commonly used in English theatre production environments;
• Full Time availability during the NTS school year.
Salary: upon request
Please send your letter of intent with your résumé before May 16, 2011 to: email@example.com or by fax to 514-842-5661 with the following heading: Position – Director, Production program.
The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) stands out as one of the few conservatory type arts training establishments in the world that unites all the theatre disciplines under one roof. Established in 1960 and located in Montreal, the School offers training in Acting, Playwriting, Directing, Set and Costume Design, and Production – in both English and French. The NTS is a private, non-profit institution. It is funded mainly through government grants, but also counts on a portion of the revenue generated by its own activities, including its fundraising campaigns. Under the patronage of a Board of Directors and a Board of Governors, representing every Canadian province and consisting of approximately 50 volunteer members, the School determines its own training programs and management strategies. Some 160 students receive, in large part, individualized training and to date, the School has trained 1,900 performing arts professionals.