Office/ Production Manager
Headlines Theatre Job Posting:
We are looking for someone who is fulfilled by bringing people and groups together and by making things happen; someone with an activist heart and an understanding of arts and culture production; someone who wants to see the company through its 30th Anniversary production, and beyond.
Headlines Theatre has a 30 year history of producing award-winning and internationally acclaimed professional community-based theatre created and performed by people “living the issues”. The grassroots approach helps define the company’s work, which meets the highest artistic standards while deeply engaging communities. Topics have included; addiction, global warming, gangs, participatory democracy, chronic poverty, water privatization, school violence and homelessness among many others.
OFFICE MANAGEMENT: Overseeing the daily activities of the company in support of the AMD, plus stocking and maintenance of office supplies
FUNDRAISING: Working with the AMD and Financial Administrator (FA), in the development and preparation of project funding proposals. Innovative searches for new sources of funds in relation to the subject matter of upcoming projects. Follow-up and subsequent reporting to funders as required.
FINANCIAL: Monitoring of the project budget(s) with the AMD and FA.
CONTRACTS: Negotiation and development of contracts (e.g., engagers, community sponsors, rentals, suppliers, individual artists and technicians, Canadian Actors Equity Association and other Unions/Associations).
OFFICE: Participation in office procedures (mail, telephone, fax, e-mail). Updating of internal Office Procedures Manual
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND TOUR ORGANIZATION: as needed per project.
ARTS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Active participation in various committees (Professional Association of Canadian Theatre, Vancouver Cultural Alliance, etc.), as needed.
Excellent time management, organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. Previous experience in Arts Administration (preferably theatre) is required, as is familiarity with not for profit fundraising and the Vancouver cultural and community service not-for-profit sector. Knowledge of and an ability to work with a broad diversity of community organizations. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (spoken and written). Knowledge of event production procedures particularly in the area of production management, budget maintenance, contracting and tour organization. Computer literacy – Macintosh OSX – Office 2008 (Word, Excel, Entourage), Filemaker Pro, and others. This position is responsible to the Artistic and Managing Director (AMD).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediately
INTERVIEWS: as necessary
START DATE: as soon as possible