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Job (Lethbridge): General Manager – New West Theatre

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Job (Lethbridge): General Manager – New West Theatre


General Manager – New West Theatre, Lethbridge, AB: New West Theatre invites applications for the full time position of General Manager. As the premier performing arts organization in Southern Alberta, New West Theatre plays a critical role in the cultural landscape of the region.

New West Theatre is currently celebrating its 25th season of providing broad-based, diverse programming for Lethbridge and the surrounding region. The company’s diverse slate of artistic programming includes all-original Music-Comedy Revues, contemporary Canadian plays, and a Theatre for Young Audiences production which tours regionally. Additionally, New West Theatre offers educational programming including Summer Theatre Camps, a Theatre School, and In-School Residencies. New West Theatre has an operating budget that surpasses $700,000.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager works in partnership with the Artistic Director to deliver the mandate.

Core Responsibilities

  • Fund Development: cultivates relationships with individual and corporate supporters; leads fundraising events and initiatives; applies for municipal, provincial, and federal grants. 
  • Promotional: develops and implements promotional campaigns for theatre productions and arts-related activities; manages outreach and community engagement activities 
  • Financial Management: in collaboration with the Artistic Director develops budgets for productions and general operations; monitors short-term and long-term financial strategies, ensuring the organization’s ongoing fiscal stability. 
  • Administration: manages the day-to-day operations of the organization; supervising employees, contracted artists, and volunteers. 
  • Advocacy: fosters positive relationships with the local community and arts organizations as well as government agencies. 
  • Note: New West Theatre contracts accounting services to process accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and oversee other day-to-day financial tasks.

Applicants must possess:

  • A relevant post-secondary education in management, theatre or arts administration. 
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in the administration of a not-for-profit organization, preferably a theatre company. 
  • Experience with budgeting, fundraising, and marketing. 
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and Mac operating systems, as well as familiarity with social media programs (Facebook, Twitter)

The following skills would be an asset:

  • Familiarity with the Canadian theatre community, and experience with the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. 
  • Knowledge of the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission. 
  • An understanding of touring theatre productions, and technical theatre 
  • Experience working in a board environment

New West Theatre is committed to creating an equitable environment, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Please email (in Word or PDF format) a cover letter, CV, and list of references to our Board of Directors at by Closing Date: August 22/14. Anticipated start date is October 1/14.

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