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Job (Red Deer): Production Manager – Central Alberta Theatre

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Job (Red Deer): Production Manager – Central Alberta Theatre

Job Description
We are an active, volunteer-based community theatre that requires an energetic, people-oriented, and organized person to oversee our live theatre productions. We are a not-for-profit Charitable Society working primarily with volunteers to create live theatre experiences.
This is a full-time, paid, position starting August 2, 2022 and averaging 32 hours per week. There’s some flexibility on the start date. Evening and weekend work is required.

Highlights of Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple technical and production elements for live theatre dinner productions through-out the season (minimum of 4 productions per season).
  • Oversee other productions that are not live dinner theatre productions (i.e. CATena which is CAT’s season launch, other productions held in the 3rd floor Nickel Studio, etc.)
  • Work in collaboration with the Volunteer Manager to recruit and liaise with volunteers for each production.
  • Order scripts and secure royalties for productions, manage rightsholder expectations in marketing
  • Oversee the budget for each production
  • Organize and lead production meetings with volunteer production crew members
  • Work with the VP of Marketing and Communications to gather information for and edit season posters, programs, and other marketing materials.
  • Organize and manage general auditions and any other auditions held throughout the season.

Attributes of a Qualified Candidate

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Skills in problem-solving, creative thinking, and leadership
  • Fiscal aptitude and resource management
  • Project management skills
  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe, and other similar programs/apps
  • Experience leading a team of volunteers
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a professional background/training in theatre production.
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign is a distinct asset.
  • Prioritizing and managing tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and can work unsupervised

Total Compensation Package

  • Wages of $18 per hour to start, increasing to $19 after a successful three-month probation
  • A benefits package after three months
  • A detailed Production Manager’s reference manual
  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • Some paid sick leave, occasional work from home possible, and opportunities for professional development

Other Notes
The position reports to the Technical Director and takes direction from the Board of Directors via the Vice President of Productions. The position is subject to all bylaws and written, Board-approved policies and procedures governing Central Alberta Theatre.

How do I apply?
Send your resume by July 22, to Vice-President of Productions, Suzanne Hermary at Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview by July 25th. If you enjoy live theatre and working with people on a project basis, this job is for you!

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