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Job (Edmonton): Interim Operations Manager – Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre

Job (Edmonton): Interim Operations Manager – Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre

Interim Operations Manager Job Posting Announcement

Interim Operations Manager

POSITION STATUS: Full-Time Temporary Employment: 12-15 months (to cover a maternity leave)
REPORTS TO: Artistic Producer
SALARY: $50,000-$55,150
POSTED ON: December 16, 2021
TARGET START DATE: February 14, 2022


A not-for-profit organization and registered charity, Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre (WWPT) is a professional, Edmonton-based theatre company that supports, develops, and champions the work of playwrights in Alberta and across Canada at all experience levels. The company acts as a launch pad for works that illuminate issues important to our time, reflect the diversity of our country, advance equity, and build community. WWPT connects Albertans to professional theatre that is daring, diverse and dynamic, including mainstage productions, a new play festival, play readings, classes, workshops, residencies, vibrant outreach, and public engagement initiatives. We serve our community by providing quality artistic programming created by local artists at affordable prices and opportunities for artistic development and playwriting education to artists and the public.


WWPT is currently recruiting for an Interim Operations Manager to maintain the organization’s ongoing operations, programming initiatives, project management, and development planning during a maternity leave. This includes being responsible for the day-to-day administration, financials, and operations of WWPT.

The Operations Manager reports to and supports the Artistic Producer in carrying out WWPT’s mission and advancing the organization’s current strategic priorities, including facility management of a theatre venue.


  • Administrative and Operational Management
  • Daily operations and functions of the organization
  • Basic day-to-day office systems management
  • Maintaining records, databases, memberships and subscriptions
  • Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (CAEA) business including contracts, cheques, production registrations
  • Other artist contracts and payments
  • Overseeing payroll in tandem with a bookkeeper
  • CRA/WCB Business
  • Basic day-to-day office systems management
  • Collaborate and generate final reports to granting agencies
  • Insurance renewals
  • Financial Management
  • Creating and monitoring annual operating budget, and project budgets in collaboration with the Artistic Producer
  • Managing daily company finances, including processing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, remittance of payroll deductions, banking and managing cash flow, tracking deficit plan
  • Prepare operations reports for the Board of Directors
  • Works with a bookkeeper to maintain the company’s financial records (unless candidate has bookkeeping experience)
  • Ensures compliance with CRA Charities and AGLC guidelines
  • Community Relations
  • With the Artistic Producer and the Community Outreach and Audience Relations staff member: assist to implement communication schedules and campaigns
  • In collaboration Artistic Producer and the Community Outreach and Audience Relations staff member: plan, implement and oversee marketing and promotion initiatives
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Producer and the Community Outreach and Audience Relations staff member: organize and administer outreach activities


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