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Job (Edmonton): Assistant Production Manager – Edmonton Opera

Job (Edmonton): Assistant Production Manager – Edmonton Opera

Edmonton Opera

Full-time salaried position w/ benefits; intended start date June 26, 2017.

Edmonton Opera seeks a team-focused, self-motivated, dedicated candidate ready for the next step in their theatre Career

  • This is a full-time salaried position including benefits, as per EO’s employee benefit plan, and three weeks of paid vacation time.
  • EO is a supportive work environment, committed to engaging and inspiring each employee to sustain a productive work-life balance.


  • Manager level position working under the Production & Technical Director.
  • Approx. 40 hours per week with some required evening & weekend work and with the possibility of a flexible daily work schedule.
  • Intended start date of June 26, 2017.
  • This position may have the possibility of accommodating the successful candidate’s outside projects.
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation + time off at Christmas + benefits + employer matched* RSP contribution (*after the first full year) and complimentary tickets for all performances.
  • This position does not qualify for overtime, although every effort is made to balance time exceeding 40 hours a week into time-in-lieu.
  • Working with the manager-level department heads: Head of Wardrobe, Head of Props, the Head of Scenic Carpentry and working collaboratively with all other departments.
  • This position is based out of EO’s Production Facility but works extensively offsite for productions, events and sourcing of materials.


  • Diploma or Degree in a technical theatre program from a post-secondary institution.
  •  Three – five years in a similar position with a theatre / opera company.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and working with both Windows and Apple operating systems.
    • QuickBooks accounting software is an asset but not required.
    • ADP payroll software experience is an asset but not required.
  • Class 5 driver’s license. It is strongly suggested this person have a vehicle. EO will reimburse for kilometers as per the Employee Vehicle Usage policy.
  • Deadline-oriented, able to prioritize tasks, with flexibility to adjust timelines as needed.
  • Knowledge, adherence and ability to enforce of safe working practices.
  • Motivated — able to see a task that requires attention and completes such tasks without hesitation.
  • Ability to remain positive, upbeat, professional and with a calm demeanor at all times.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to direct small crews to complete tasks.
  • A demonstrated willingness to promote a team atmosphere of respect and mutual co-operation with the other employees of EOA.
  • Travel maybe required – a valid passport may be required.
  • Experience working with unionized crews.

Duties and typical tasks:

  • Assist with mainstage / second stage productions & large events.
    • Co-ordinate costumes, make-up, wigs&hair, and supertitle departments.
    • Assist stage management as required.
    • Assist in the creation of season budgets.
    • Assist in the sourcing of materials required for set / costume builds.
    • Accurate budget tracking.
    • Administrative paperwork (crew expenses).
    • Managing crew payroll.
    • Contracting rentals, designers, facility users and casual crew.
    • Researching materials and work practices.
    • Welcome packages for crew and designers.
  • Assist in facility management.
  •  Assist in the planning, set-up and operation of special events and audience outreach activities.
  • Departmental invoicing.
  • Supervision of production assistant and other casual staff.
  • Co-chair the facility health & safety committee.
  • Other duties as required.

To apply for this position, please email or fax your cover letter and resume along with any other pertinent information to Edmonton Opera Attn: Clayton Rodney.

E-mail to:
Fax to: 780-429-0600, ATTN: Clayton Rodney (please include a cover page).

For further information on this opportunity please contact Clayton Rodney, 780-938-9243.

Applications must include three references.
Applications that do not include references will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

Deadline for applications is 4:30pm Friday, June 9, 2017, or until a suitable candidate is found.

Interviews are expected to take place early June and may begin before the posting closes.

Only appropriate candidates will be contacted.
Edmonton Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

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