June 3, 2022
WE’RE HIRING! – PRODUCTION & FACILITIES MANAGER
DEADLINE TO APPLY – Jun. 10, 2022 5:00 pm
ABOUT US –
Carousel Theatre for Young People empowers young people, families, and educators through playful, imaginative and accessible theatre experiences that develop emotional literacy. Located on Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver, we are a gathering place for artists, young people, families, and educators. Through productions for youth and family audiences, we envision a community that empowers young people to be imaginative, expressive and engaged. Our commitment to artistic excellence has resulted in a strong reputation as Vancouver’s professional mainstage TYA company, a growing, loyal audience base, and numerous Jessie Richardson awards. Young People are not simply audience members at CTYP; they are active participants, at the very centre of all that we do.
JOB DESCRIPTION –
Reporting to Co-Artistic & Managing Directors Dave Deveau and Jennica Grienke, the Production & Facilities Manager (PFM) oversees all technical and production-related activity for CTYP productions and presentations and the maintenance/operations of our Arts Complex at 1411 Cartwright Street (offices, three studios, costume shop). The PFM provides professional support to the Co- Artistic & Managing Directors and Board of Directors and acts as an advocate for CTYP to arts professionals, stakeholders, and the community at large, and plays a key role in supporting CTYP’s core values of artistic integrity, playfulness, community, mentorship, and accessibility.
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
The PFM works closely with the Co-AMDs while:
-Leading contract negotiations & contracting artists within the parameters of each project budget;
-Developing, revising, and maintaining production budgets, timelines, production and tech schedules;
-Helping to track petty cash expenditures and expenses for each department;
-Supporting/Liaising with all members of the creative team throughout creative processes, especially during technical rehearsals;
-Scheduling and chairing CTYP production meetings and supporting creative teams throughout the rehearsal process;
-Managing production communications, including production paperwork, drop boxes and zoom meetings;
-Hiring and contracting technical and production personnel;
-Ensuring a safe work environment and working on the CTYP Health and Safety Committee, including regular updates of COVID-19 Safety Plan (as applicable);
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Reporting to Co-AMDs, lead the facility operations manage day-to-day operations for 1411 Cartwright Street, including daily maintenance, janitorial schedules, and installation/securing of necessary materials, equipment, and permits;
-Ensuring all technical personnel have the necessary skills, training and information to perform their duties, and clearance for working with vulnerable youth;
-Conduct regular walk-through of facility to ensure safety, cleanliness and determine maintenance needs; ensuring all equipment is in good working order, and arranging repairs and upgrades as needed;
-Costing out and making annual recommendations for facility and technical capital upgrades and purchases;
-Hands-on maintenance of smaller jobs, including repairing technical and facility equipment when possible;
-Manage and execute production duties related to openings and special events;
-Other duties as required;
-Excellent communication both written and oral, experience managing teams, problem solving ability, and organizational skills;
-Post-secondary training in technical theatre or equivalent, with focus on production management, technical theatre, stage management, and professional theatre;
-Positive attitude and professional demeanor, strong work ethic and passion for live theatre for youth;
Able to manage multiple deadlines at a time and can reset priorities quickly as needed
-Occupational First Aid certification and Criminal Record Check, or willingness to obtain it
-Knowledge and working understanding of CTA and ADC agreements as well as other associations relating to theatre production and respective union contracts
-Ability to work independently, and also manage members of the production and facilities teams, including but not limited to stage management, technicians, contractors, etc.
-Advanced knowledge of MS office an asset, but not a requirement
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and resume to: Dave Deveau, Co-Artistic & Managing Director, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on June 10, 2022. We thank all applicants; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Carousel Theatre for Young People is committed to accessibility and inclusivity and welcomes submissions from individuals of diverse ages, abilities and communities. Our offices are located on the second floor of the CTYP Arts Complex (1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island), accessed by stairs only at this time.
$38,000-$44,000 per annum depending upon experience, FTE Extended Health Benefits available for FTE after 3 months of successful employment, dependent upon meeting CTYP’s healthcare plan requirement. CTYP provides two weeks of paid annual vacation and an additional paid week during the holiday season, at a mutually agreeable time between December 15-January 15, annually.