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Managing Director

  • Full Time
  • Victoria, BC
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: 50,000-60,000/year

Website IntrepidTheatre Intrepid Theatre

Reports to: Board of Directors
Key Relationships: President of the Board and Artistic Director
Reports: Finance/ Office Management/Staff Annual Review/HR
Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Compensation: $50,000 – 60,000/year (exact budgeted salary to be provided prior to interviews)
Benefits: Comprehensive health and dental benefits
Vacation: 3 weeks/year

Position Overview:
Intrepid Theatre is hiring a Managing Director, an integral position on our leadership team. The Managing Director will guide the development of vision and strategy for the organization’s long-term growth and will provide strong leadership for the Board, staff, and the community.  The Managing Director and Artistic Director are jointly charged with enabling Intrepid Theatre to realize its goals for artistic excellence, community outreach, financial stability, fundraising, and audience engagement. Within this collaborative partnership, the Managing Director is responsible for rendering the Artistic Director’s vision into practicable initiatives that are financially sound and supported, and which galvanize the Board, staff and extended community behind it. The Managing Director is responsible for the overall business, administrative, and operational management of the company. This includes leadership of budgeting, financial management, HR, information systems, and Board relations. This position will require working from the Intrepid Theatre office, as well as being onsite for festivals, presentations, meetings and events, with flexibility to work remotely.

About Intrepid Theatre:
Producers of the annual UNO Fest, Victoria Fringe Festival, and OUTstages Festival, Intrepid Theatre has been the primary presenter of national and international alternative theatre in Victoria, BC for thirty-five years, and is the city’s home-base for emerging theatre artists. Intrepid Theatre operates two performance spaces for community rentals
and our own programming –The Metro Studio and the Intrepid Studio; mentors independent artists; fosters new work through residencies and development programs; and produces free events for youth & families. We value collaboration and rigour in producing and presenting festivals and supporting new work as much as we do collaboration in our administrative work. We present cutting-edge, contemporary, multi-disciplinary theatre from
artists near and far in our festivals and presenting series, and are a sought-after partner for co-presentations, tours and community projects.

We acknowledge that equity-seeking communities have been excluded from theatre and non-profit spaces in the past and are committed to employment equity and diversity. We encourage applicants from equity-seeking communities and intersecting identities to apply. Intrepid Theatre strongly believes in providing staff with an anti-oppressive work environment free of discrimination and harassment, and fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace. See for more information.


  • Minimum five years progressive experience in a not-for-profit organization, preferably in an Arts organization
  • One or more years experience in:
    • Managing a team and delegating tasks
    • Hiring and HR practices
    • Property management and/or venue management
    • Strategic and operational development
  • Experience in basic accounting (Quickbooks) and budgeting, fiscal management of a non-profit organization including building revenue and philanthropic support, including grant management and reporting
  • Experience in the field of arts management and knowledge of the issues facing the sector
  • Experience working in a collaborative decision making organization
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills (with staff, artists, board, funders, audience, and partners)
  • Enthusiasm for empowering staff to realize operational priorities, lead a team and inspire leadership in others
  • Strong skills as a mediator and negotiator
  • A passion and commitment to the performing arts and their value to society
  • Commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Commitment to reconciliation
  • The capacity to lead with vision, care, and integrity

Application Process:

The hiring and interview panel is Tom Daly (Board President), Maggie Chapin-Caravaca (Board), Nicole Malcolm (Board), Sean Guist (staff). Anyone applying can request a pre-application informational chat with Tom if they would like. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted; all of those who are offered an interview will be notified of hiring decisions. Applicants may be required to prepare a short presentation, or complete an assignment during the interview process.

To apply, submit a resume and either a one-page cover letter, or an up to 5-minute video or voice recording to:

All applications are received in confidence, and must be received by e-mail by October 29, 11:59pm. No phone calls please.

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