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Production Manager - Manitoba Theatre for Young People

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Province: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Production Manager
Deadline: September 11, 2013
Posted: August 9, 2013

Job Description / Duties


This is a Maternity Leave One Year Term Position.
Term begins: Monday, December 2nd, 2013 and ends Sunday, November 30th, 2014
Category: Management
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Production Manager (Maternity Leave)
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013


Responsibilities Include:

• Prepare operating and capital budgets for the production department and accurate tracking of expenditures throughout the season
• Verify and/or participate in creating cost estimates of all set and hard prop designs as well as equipment required for each production in a manner that supports the director and design deadlines
• Authorize production purchasing; maintain budget control on designated accounts; maintain production inventory records; authorize/purchase/rent all production material and equipment
• Keep the Finance Officer informed, on a weekly basis, of all production expenses to assist in the Theatre’s ability to maintain an adequate cash-flow
• Work closely within the senior management team to fully realize revenue goals, particularly in the area of facility rentals
• Consult with the General Manager and Building Manager in determining all facility operating costs

• Work under the direction of the AD and GM to plan and supervise the execution of production requirements to facilitate the realization of the Artistic Director’s program
• Create and maintain an up-to-date Production Calendar for the season which includes all production design and construction deadlines, as well as detailed technical schedules for each show and event onstage
• Complete all required CAEA documents, forms and any other correspondence with regards to the season schedule and artist engagements
• Initiate and coordinate the flow of information within the production department and with other departments as required, including the scheduling and running of production meetings and post-mortems
• Facilitate the gathering and dissemination of information from guest companies to all departments in the organization
• Assist the Technical Director with the logistical planning of local, national and international tours
• Manage facility rentals of the theatre and green room: respond to client inquiries, conduct venue tours, negotiate rental contracts, hire event support staff and provide prompt account reconciliation once the event is complete
• Advise and assist in the organization of special production activities and long–range planning and development

Staffing and Artist/Crew Coordination
• Assess, define and organize Production Department personnel requirements in consultation with the AD and GM; maintain correspondence files and interview applicants for available positions or delegate such interviews to department heads
• Manage the schedules and responsibilities of IATSE 63 staff members in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement and maintain effective communication with the members of the senior management team in order to ensure a productive working environment. All schedules and duties assigned to the IATSE 63 members must be developed within the parameters of the operating budget that is set by senior management and approved by the Board
• Hire, supervise and coordinate all casual technical crews in co-operation with the Technical Director
• Supervise technical and dress rehearsals
• Engage designers as directed by the Artistic Director, including negotiating fees and issuing contracts
• Engage stage management personnel in consultation with the AD and GM
• Engage all CAEA artists: directors and other artistic personnel once hired by the AD, and actors once selected by the production’s director
• Oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility and supervise the building manager in his or her duties

• Oversee Health & Safety policy development and implementation
• Ensure that the touring vehicle is properly maintained
• Other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the General Manager and Artistic Director

Qualifications / Required Skills

• 5 years experience in a supervisory capacity in professional performing arts (preferably theatre) with at least 3 years as a Production Manager
• Proven proficiency with budgeting in all production areas, including financial tracking
• Extensive knowledge of staging and production techniques, and theatre equipment including lighting, sound and video
• Experience working with the Canadian Theatre Agreement, in particular section 55
• Experience working in a Union environment
• Shall have strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated leadership skills
• Shall have demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills
• Shall have excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance

Additional Information

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013. We thank all who apply; however only candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

Salary: $41,000 - $50,000 per year, commensurate on experience

Contact Information

Please send resume, cover letter and references by email to  or by post to:

Derek Aasland, Executive Producer
Manitoba Theatre For Young People
#2 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4X1

Employer Profile

Manitoba Theatre for Young People is a vibrant cultural hub in the historic Forks Market in downtown Winnipeg. With a 28,000 square foot facility, 315 seat fully reconfigurable theatre, full shops, rehearsal hall and classrooms, MTYP serves approx 100,000 audience with a Mainstage season and on tour, as well as a further 40,000 patrons attending the wide range of rental productions www.mtyp.ca

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