Established in 1983, Roseneath Theatre is one of the country’s leading producers of award-winning theatre for children and their families. Our plays address issues that resonate with today’s youth, encouraging them to reflect on themselves and their place within the community. Our commitment to excellence has earned us many accolades, including 51 Dora nominations and a total of 14 Awards.
Roseneath gives up to 300 performances per year to approximately 100,000 young people, making us the largest professional touring theatre in Ontario. We are equally committed to both quality and accessibility. We are the only company to have visited every school district in Ontario.
The Production Manager is directly responsible for the oversight of all technical and production elements of Roseneath activities. This position requires a high-level of artistic integrity, knowledge of safe practices within a theatrical working environment, and communication skills. The Production Manager will act as the main hub of information, coordinating between the artistic, administrative, and production staff to ensure all facets of the production are up-to-date.
In addition, the Production Manager will provide support to the Managing Director in the creation of accurate production budgets each fiscal year. The Production Manager, who is responsible for maintaining budget control on designated accounts and keeping the appropriate records updated, authorizes all production purchases. This includes inventory purchases, and the rental and disposal of production materials and equipment.
The Production Manager is a seasonal, full-time salaried position that reports to both the Managing Director and Artistic Director, while supervising Stage Managers, Designers, Technical Directors, and all other Production personnel (including co-ops, interns, and volunteer staff). This contract has the potential to be renewed from mid-August 2019 – May 2020.
Qualifications and Key Competencies Required:
Production Experience/ Technical
- Bachelor of Fine Arts -Theatre Production, other related post-secondary degree or equivalent experience required.
- 3- 5 years of experience working as a Production Manager in a professional or independent theatre context.
- IT skills – specifically experience working with SFX and Qlab are an asset.
- WHMIS Certification is an asset; ability to train others in safety practices a must.
- CPR & Emergency First-Aid are an asset.
- Carpentry and Wardrobe experience are assets.
- Must have valid G-class Driver’s License.
- High professional standards with acute attention to detail.
- Exceptional communication skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with, and lead others.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy and to establish and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
- Strong sense of initiative and problem-solving skills required.
- Ability to efficiently disseminate information, updates, and schedule changes to appropriate staff and/or presenters.
Understanding of Professional Theatre Industry
- Passion for Theatre for Young Audiences, and an understanding of the role TYA can play in a social justice context.
- Working knowledge of the CTA or ITA and other association agreements (Associated Designers of Canada, etc.)
- Working knowledge of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act, with specific regards to the live performance guidelines.
Show Management refers to the all-encompassing duties of the Production Manager during the planning and active phases of each production. The employee in this position is responsible for keeping track of the production budget, creating detailed schedules, and hiring production staff in consultation with the Artistic & Managing Directors for each show.
The Production Manager will act as the main production communicator, liaising and sharing information among all artistic, administrative, and production staff.
Human Resources/ Health & Safety:
The Production Manager is responsible for overseeing all reporting staff hired as part of the production personnel and must ensure that the proper safety measures are taken throughout the production process.
Technical Coordination refers to any responsibilities the Production Manager has relating to the maintenance, installation, transfer, and usage of technical equipment and set pieces.
Facilities (Building, Storage, Transportation):
The Production Manager has certain responsibilities regarding the management and maintenance of Roseneath’s capital assets, namely the company’s storage unit, and rehearsal space. The Production Manager is also responsible for maintaining a strong, positive relationship with our technical vendors (i.e. – Master Tour, Value Car & Truck Rental, etc.)
Roseneath Theatre is committed to an equitable and inclusive workforce. We recognize that a culturally diverse staff enriches the environment and culture of our entire organization and our larger community. As such, we strongly encourage candidates to apply who are members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and 2SLGBTQ.
Start date: Monday, January 7, 2019.
End date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:59pm
To apply, send one pdf document, which includes a cover letter and resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Production Manager application”.