Job offer: Production Manager
Do you enjoy coordinating productions from start to finish, overseeing the development and presentation of original theatrical works, and working with passionate collaborators in the arts? This position might be for you! We offer a stimulating work environment where creativity, initiative, and versatility are highly valued. In this role, you would work for a multi-project company that aims to share the very best of the performing arts field in the country.
Founded in 1974, Théâtre la Seizième is the main French language, professional theatre company in British Columbia. Since its creation, la Seizième contributes to the richness and diversity of the performing arts through its activities in new play development, production, presentation, and touring in French. Through powerful experiences that reflect the very best of francophone performing arts, from here and elsewhere, our company aims to inspire, enrich, and bring together diverse audiences.
Under the authority of the Artistic and Managing Director, the Production Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of all production and presentation activities. The individual is responsible for allocating all human and material resources necessary for the smooth operation of productions.
- Plan and ensure the management of technical production needs and logistics during a presentation (venue rental, consultation of technical riders, coordination of the presentation, etc.)
- Facilitate communication and coordinate production meetings between the technical staff of the venues, la Seizième’s technical director and the visiting companies
- In collaboration with the technical director, establish the equipment rental list and monitor the budget for equipment rental, create technician schedules for load-in and strike of the set; ensure the hiring of necessary personnel (technicians, surtitling operators, etc.)
- Request quotes from suppliers, secure resources, and coordinate the reception and return of equipment
- Coordinate the reception and shipping of sets and touring equipment
- Ensure communication between technical, artistic, and administrative departments
- Facilitate the arrival and coordinate the hospitality of artists in Vancouver
- Create work schedules for box office, bar, and front-of-house staff for the show
- Facilitate audience hospitality and safety in various venues when presenting a show
- In collaboration with the administrative director, track expenses, update the budget, and reconcile finances at the end of each project.
During in-house productions
- Plan and manage the technical needs of in-house productions in collaboration with the technical director
- Collaborate with the director to prepare and update production schedules and calendars
- Collaborate with the technical director and designers to negotiate service agreements and request quotes from suppliers to secure the necessary material resources (equipment, set designs, costumes, props, etc.) for the productions
- Supervise, accompany, and support the design team throughout the process
- Plan, convene, and facilitate production meetings, take notes, and communicate them to the production team
- Act as a liaison between the creative team and the theatre’s administrative team
- Welcome and integrate the stage management team during venue set-up
- Collaborate with the technical director and stage management to create crew schedules for load-in, technical rehearsals, and strike)
- Collaborate with the administrative director to finalize reconciliation.
- Maintain an up-to-date inventory of technical equipment at la Seizième and offer advice on equipment purchases at the end of the fiscal year
- Ensure storage and management of materials in the warehouse
- Ensure the maintenance of the company van, including valid insurance coverage during periods of use
- Collaborate with management to develop, update, and implement various company policies related to operations (eco-responsibility, emergency procedures, digital plans)
- Develop and update supplier, artistic, and venue databases
- Collaborate with artistic and general management to create and update the annual calendar of activities
- Support the company’s management in recruiting and training technical directors.
- College-level education in theatre production, relevant training, or a minimum of 3 years of experience in a production coordination role in the entertainment industry
- Valid driver’s license
- Proficiency in spoken and written French and English
- Good knowledge of technical terms and equipment related to the production or presentation of theatre
- Knowledge of technical direction is an asset
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, GSuite, AirTable, and Tuxedo software is an asset
- Knowledge of the artistic community in British Columbia and Canadian Francophonie is an asset
- Serving it Right certification and first aid training are assets
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize
- Strong communication, diplomacy, and versatility
- Ability to work under pressure and manage stress
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously within tight deadlines
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work in a team
- Autonomy, initiative, and creativity
- A caring, dynamic, and motivating work environment
- Flexible working hours
- Two weeks of vacation per year, three weeks after 3 years in the position
- Group insurance plan
Full-time position, based on a 35-hour workweek.
Salary range: $42,000 – $48,000 per year, to be discussed based on experience.
HOW TO APPLY?
To submit an application, please send a cover letter in French along with your curriculum vitae to Catherine Ballachey at the email address email@example.com. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The deadline to submit your application is Friday, June 30, 2023.