Intrepid Theatre was founded in 1986 to produce the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival. 30 years later, our original mandate continues to serve the company's artistic & strategic plans, & the development of a healthy theatre community in Victoria, BC through the Fringe Festival, UNO Fest OUTStages & numerous presentations & special events. Intrepid operates two year-round theatre venues which are home to festivals, presentations, the YOU Show & a variety of community rentals.
Duration: Full Time Permanent Position, Management (30 hours per week).
Wage: $47,000/year – Salary with benefits and vacation.
Location: City of Victoria, BC
Reporting directly to the Executive Director (ED), the Production Manager is responsible for efficiently planning and managing all production aspects of Intrepid Theatre’s annual festivals, one-off events, two venues and the rentals the venues acquire. The Production Manager is accountable to the ED for the quality of venue & production values within the scope of their responsibility, as limited by budgetary constraints, and to the Producer for the efficient management of the production and venue crew, scheduling and budget control. The Production Manager is responsible for the hiring and supervision of the festival and venue technical crew and for overseeing and trouble-shooting production personnel matters as they arise in festivals, rentals and one-off inhouse productions/events.
The Production Manager provides professional support to the ED, Producer, Board of Directors and acts as an advocate of Intrepid Theatre Company Society to arts professionals and the community at large. The Production Manager is a member of the Management Team.
Duties & Responsibilities
Victoria International Fringe Theatre Festival / Uno Fest / OUTstages Festival / ITC Presents…
- Planning, executing and overseeing the staffing and operations of production activities including construction, installation, running and strike of all site and venue infrastructure and equipment necessary for the efficient operation of performance and public spaces; i.e., lighting and power distribution, sound reinforcement, staging, seating and masking systems as required by the Festival
- Liaising with all ITCS company departments to establish technical requirements for the Festival
- Liaising with relevant positions to plan production activities
- Overseeing all technical staffing
- Acquiring rooms necessary for Festival programming
- Creating budgets and tracking expenses relevant to production activities
- Establish methods of maintaining budget control on designated line items
- Negotiating and overseeing service contracts relevant to production activities
- Assess need for and obtain permits where necessary, including liaising with the City and facilities
- Managing production schedules including:
- Master schedule for all production activities pre and post Festival
- Advising the Producer with Festival program scheduling
- Scheduling technical rehearsals for all shows/venues
- Scheduling all technician calls
- Work with the ED, Producer and OM in planning and preparing future festival(s) program plan(s), specifically in the area of costing and budgeting potential productions
Venue Management / Rentals
- Liaise with clients on production needs (scheduling/lighting/sound/video/set/load in out)
- Give tours of the venues to clients
- Acting as the facility’s Safety Director, writing and implementing safety policy and procedures
- Aiding in creating a Human Resource policies that directly affect the public operations of the facility
- In partnership with the Operations Manager (OM) update the Master Schedule for the venues
- Ensure all equipment is in good working order and the master inventory list is consistently updated
- Ensure equipment is updated as needed
- Ensure staff is properly trained on all equipment and emergency procedures
- Hire and schedule technical staff
- Ensure the venue meets all safety requirements (for crew/audience/physical building)
- Participate in the Society’s ongoing strategic planning and budgeting
- Aiding in creating Capital Plans
- Assist the Budgeting and expense tracking
- Maintaining accurate files and reports related to venues, festivals and productions
- Represent the Society at events and meetings as necessary
- Other duties as required
- Related post-secondary education and 3 years related work experience.
- Proven knowledge of production techniques, large festival management and staging principles
- Use of relevant computer programs including CAD, Q-Lab, Vectorworks and MS Office applications.
- They must be familiar with both the Actsafe “General Code of Safe Practices for Production” and Worksafe BC’s “Regulation and Guidelines for Performing Arts and Film” in order to ensure safety and security in the venues, in keeping with industry standards.
- Previous experience as a Production Manager, or related experience is an asset.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations.
- Preference will be given to persons holding additional certificates for one, or all of the following; LE Certificate, 1st Aid.
- A valid driver’s license. Ability to drive a 1-ton truck is required. Ability to drive a 5-ton truck is an asset.
- Language required is English. Speaking French is an asset.
Intrepid Theatre Company Society is an equal opportunity employer. Intrepid Theatre thanks all applicants in advance for their interest in this posting. However, only those applicants considered for this position will be contacted for an interview.
To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter via email to:
2 – 1609 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5