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Operations and Production Manager - Department of Theatre, University of Victoria

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Victoria, British Columbia
Position: Operations and Production Manager
Deadline: May 17, 2021
Posted: April 22, 2021
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Job Description / Duties

The Operations and Production Manager’s responsibilities include the administrative functions and requirements of the Department, and all production aspects of Department of Theatre activities.

The Department of Theatre, home of the Phoenix Theatre, is a nationally acclaimed learning institution for theatre arts with a highly regarded focus on experiential, hands-on learning through the production process. The Phoenix Theatre Building includes three fully equipped theatre spaces, support shops and modern theatre equipment.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Supervising of seven PEA staff members and one part-time CUPE position, with different job areas and descriptions.
  • Managing Department and Production budgets, including revenue from ticket sales, donations and sponsorships and expenditures.
  • Scheduling all instructional and production activity.
  • Maintaining and improving a complex facility with three fully equipped performance spaces and support shops, classrooms and offices.
  • Managing the production program, which includes public performances with an audience subscription base, and in-house projects forming part of the curriculum.
  • Providing instruction support for the Department of Theatre.
  • Serving as the Building Emergency Coordinator, and managing the Continuity and Emergency Plans.

This job requires normal office hours for teaching and administrative work related to university activities, plus evening and weekend work for rehearsals, and performances.

There will be an “on call” expectation during the academic year.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Masters of Fine Arts degree in Theatre with a specialization in Production Management, or undergraduate degree in Theatre with a minimum of five years’ experience in a Canadian Professional Theatre work environment as a Production Manager or Technical Director, or extensive experience (10+ years) in a Canadian Professional Theatre work environment as a Production Manager or Technical Director, and

  • Three years teaching experience in the area of theatre production at a post-secondary level.
  • Experience and sound knowledge of financial management, including knowledge of Theatre production management, and long-term budget planning.
  • Experience with costing and evaluating, purchasing systems and procedures.
  • Ability to create and manage complex schedules with a variety of objectives.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge requirements include:

Theatre administration and production management best practices, including:

  • Stage direction
  • Stage management
  • Design and construction fields, scenery, props, costumes, lighting, sound, projections
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Box office and Front of House
  • Safety practices and guidelines in Arts and Entertainment fields
  • Knowledge of IATSE and CAEA contracts and agreements in the theatre industry
  • Academic objectives for Undergrad and Graduate programs in Theatre

Competency requirements include:

  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population and with all levels of university personnel
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory skills and the ability to inspire a team
  • Communicate (English) effectively in conversation and writing with a broad range of people.
  • Value diversity of the University’s people and their cultures. Demonstrate an understanding of the University’s vision, mission and goals.

In addition, this position will be expected to:

  • Commit to environmental sustainability
  • Be socially and culturally responsive
  • Support the Department’s commitment to increase Indigenous acumen
  • Support the Department’s commitment to EDI and anti-racism goals

Assets or Preferences:

  • Experience in a variety of theatre performance and production areas, such as acting, scenery construction, sound and lighting operation, stage management, stage crews, rigging experience, etc.
  • Work experience in other performing arts fields, such as operas, musicals, small and large-scale concerts and stage productions.
  • Experience as a general manager or high-level administrative position in a professional theatre company
  • Experience with CAD software

Additional Information

The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at uviccareers@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Salary: $73,247.00 - $95,743.00 annually

Contact Information

Please see: https://uvic.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/6846

Employer Profile

The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.


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