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Work With Us: Director of Facilities and Production

The Theatre Centre is currently accepting applications for the following position:

Director of Facilities & Production
deadline to apply is midnight, Thursday, January 17, 2019

About The Theatre Centre:
In 2014, The Theatre Centre completed a $6.2 million transformation of an iconic heritage building into a live arts hub and incubator, and a permanent home for the company.

Since that time, we’ve become known for establishing ourselves as a cultural & community hub in the heart of West Queen West. Always questioning the notion of “what can a theatre be?”, we are open and accessible every day of the week, providing a public space to the neighbourhood with free wifi, delicious coffee, and unbelievable baked goods, made in-house by our Baker-in-Residence. It’s the most dangerous thing about working here.

We continue to be known for having research & development at the heart of our artistic activities, through our long-term Residency Program. Recently among our 6 Residency companies have been a choreographer, a performance artist, and a neurologist. No two projects are alike.

We are currently seeking a Director of Facilities and Production to help us manage our beautiful home in the recently renovated Carnegie Library. Reporting to the Creative Producer, and working closely with the Artistic Director, this is a full time, salaried position.

Facilities Management

  • Work collaboratively with the senior management team to support artistic and community programming, events, educational mandates and long-term strategic aims at The Theatre Centre
  • Work with senior management to develop and monitor building operations budgets
  • Develop policies, coordinate training and ensure the company is compliant with applicable legislation relating to Health and Safety, fire safety and accessibility
  • Manage the maintenance and repair of the facility
  • Plan, contract and supervise the cleaning, maintenance, and security of the facility
  • Arrange and maintain all service contracts for the building including fire protection and monitoring, life safety systems, HVAC, elevators, and all other utilities
  • Source/order all necessities for security systems, life safety systems, maintenance, and cleaning
  • Preserve a clean, safe and welcoming public and work space for all
  • Complete other duties as required

Production Management

  • Oversee all production aspects of The Theatre Centre’s artistic and events programming
  • Plan season and production schedules, collaborating with other departments and artists
  • Develop, monitor and reconcile budgets, with senior management, for all productions and presentations, and production overheads
  • Schedule, contract, manage and supervise full time and casual production staff
  • Organize, maintain and allocate production assets so as to meet the needs of each production or event, including custom builds and rental equipment where necessary
  • Liaise with rental clients and oversee theatre, event and space rentals, arranging for production equipment rentals and custom arrangements where necessary
  • Ensure all production personnel are well trained and all activities in the production department are handled in a safe and responsible manner
  • Manage the upkeep, maintenance, repair and improvements to performance spaces, backstage areas and production assets
  • Ensure that the production department is compliant with the provincial Employment Standards Act, and other relevant Ontario Ministry of Labour and Ontario Human Rights legislation
  • Complete other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Extensive background in all aspects of theatrical production, with a minimum of 5 years production management experience
  • Good knowledge of and experience with theatre collective agreements and Health & Safety policies
  • Proficiency in budgeting and reconciling expenses
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment with a wide range of stakeholders, on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in the management of a performing arts facility and/or building operations would be an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, creative problem solving
  • Valid Ontario drivers’ license would be an asset
  • Basic carpentry skills would be an asset
  • Some IT skills would be an asset

Salary Range: $46-$50k

The Theatre Centre is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from queer, transgender and two-spirited people, First Nations, Inuit & Métis, people of colour, and people with disabilities.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@theatrecentre.org. Please send files as PDFs with file names in the format of LASTNAME_Firstname.pdf.

Click here to download the application.

The Theatre Centre is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all applicants who submit resumes for The Theatre Centre postings. Personal responses to inquiries are not possible, and only those considered for an interview will be contacted.