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Jobs (Edmonton): Producer – The Citadel Theatre

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Jobs (Edmonton): Producer – The Citadel Theatre

The Citadel Theatre, one of Canada’s largest and busiest professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and facilities, is currently seeking a Producer. Reporting to the Artistic Director, The Producer is responsible for artistic contract negotiation at many levels (artists, licensors, co-producing, and presenting organizations). They collaborate on the creation of all production budgets to help maintain and meet budget expectations and assist in building community partnerships with artists and arts organizations in Edmonton to animate our stages with local talent and resident companies. We are seeking a team player, who is confident, committed, and actively involved. The Producer is capable of efficiently managing and prioritizing the diverse aspects of this role, adept at foreseeing and addressing challenges promptly, skilled in fostering connections, and deeply passionate about live theatre.


  • Manages literary and production rights including contracts, licenses, compliance, commissions, and payments.
  • Negotiates, budgets, and creates contracts for all co-productions (national and international) and manages undertakings, payments, reporting and reconciliations.
  • Collaborates on production budget creation and oversight.
  • Works jointly with the Company Manager to contract artists including but not limited to: Actors, Directors, Fight Directors, Choreographers, Music Directors.
  • Manages acquiring work permits and necessary permissions for out-of-country artists.
  • Builds and fosters relationships with agents, rightsholders, producers and artists, locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Liaises with other departments to support the hosting and engagement of artists while they are on contract at Citadel.
  • Acts as Company Management support for artists as required (shared after hours on-call work to provide coverage during vacation periods).
  • Collaborates with the Artistic Director, Executive Director, and Rentals, providing a curatorial approach to venue rentals that are in-line with the artistic spirit and values of the organization.
  • Responds in a timely fashion to arising needs from operational or production meetings, show reports, surveys, and other stakeholder communications.
  • Serves as a public representative for Citadel at events with or in the absence of the Artistic Director and/or Executive Director.
  • Works with the Artistic Director to program and produce Citadel’s House Series presentations.
  • Cultivates unique community and artistic outreach partnerships that support and amplify Citadel Theatre’s values.
  • Works with Artistic Director and Executive Director to coordinate Citadel Theatre’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity initiatives, including EDI Committee work, annual data reporting, Accessibility Performance initiatives, training with staff and community.
  • Supports drafting and review of production-specific project grant applications.
  • Develops and maintains processes and materials that contribute to Citadel Theatre’s success as a respectful, compassionate, active workplace for staff and artists, where creative ingenuity and collaborative spirit can flourish.
  • Other duties as required.


Education: 8 years of professional theatre administration experience in progressive leadership roles. Additional experience in related performing arts fields will be considered if directly relevant to theatre administration.


  • Experience with contract negotiation, execution, and compliance.
  • Budget creation and management for small and large projects ($5K – $1M), including negotiating contracts, and controlling expenses.
  • Proven ability to manage small, medium, and large-scale artistic and production budgets.
  • Alignment with the Citadel’s values and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access.
  • Exceptional communication skills, proven attention to detail, exemplary organization, and proactive problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to build and foster fruitful and respectful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must have the ability to efficiently work independently, as well as collaboratively in small or large groups.


Must be flexible to work occasional evenings and weekends.
The successful candidate must be able to commit to the full-time, year-round nature of this position. Temporary leave periods for external contract work will not be possible. This Producer role at Citadel Theatre is not a good fit for an individual who wishes to maintain an external contract/gig-based/independent practice in theatre, performing arts, or other concurrent employment or artistic commitments that may conflict with the hours or responsibilities required for this role.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to email their resume and cover letter to Human Resources at

The Citadel Theatre is committed to having our team reflect the community it serves and actively welcome applicants from diverse and equity-seeking backgrounds. The Citadel also endeavors to create and guard a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, volunteers and internal/external parties. Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Annual Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000 per year, depending on work experience and education. 40 hours per week with some evenings and weekends required.

Deadline: Apply by May 31, 2024, Optimal Start Date: June 24, 2024.

For more information about The Citadel Theatre, please visit

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