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Producer (Maternity Leave Contract)

Producer (Maternity Leave Contract)

  • Full Time
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: $45,000 per annum

Website Neworld Theatre

Neworld Theatre is one of Vancouver’s leading and best-known independent theatre/ performance companies, and an integral part of a highly collaborative community that has evolved in the Vancouver theatre scene over the last two decades. We work in a 6000s.f. shared production hub and studio, PL1422, in the Commercial Drive area of East Vancouver. Led by Artistic Director Chelsea Haberlin, Neworld develops and/or produces 7-9 projects a year, tours nationally and internationally, and offers community engagement programs. We also offer ongoing support and mentorship to younger companies/artists who we believe in. Highlights from the past decade include: presenting our work in 50 theatres in 7 Canadian provinces and 11 countries around the world; cofounding PL1422; touring King Arthur’s Night to the Hong Kong International Arts Festival; our off-Broadway premiere in 2015; multiple local, national and international awards; and 24 years of creating work that includes a hugely diverse group of artists and collaborators.




This is a Temporary Full-time position to fill in for maternity leave.

Start date:     Tuesday, August 4th, 2020.

End date:       Friday, August 20th, 2021.


Working closely with, and reporting to, the Managing Director and the Artistic Director, the Producer is responsible for producing Neworld’s local and touring productions. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Facilitating internal project-specific communications between artists, designers, production teams, and vendors;
  • Managing multiple the production and touring schedules of Neworld’s productions;
  • Facilitating internal project-specific communications between artists, designers, production teams, vendors;
  • In collaboration with the Managing Director, managing budgets for individual productions;
  • Preparing Equity production registration and concession requests;
  • Preparing Artist and Production team contracts;
  • In collaboration with the Managing Director, negotiating and preparing all Artist and Production contracts;
  • Preparing Equity production registration and concession requests;
  • Creating and updating tour riders;
  • Supporting project-specific community engagement and accessibility initiatives, with the Artistic Director and Communications and Operations Coordinator.


Our ideal candidate has:

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience working in a professional theatre company or another performing arts organization, ideally in a production capacity (this includes experience as a Stage Manager);
  • Direct theatre producing experience. Touring experience is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, schedules, other production logistics;
  • Knowledge of, and experience working with, the CTA or ITA.
  • Experience communicating and working with Equity and PACT. Experience with any of the following agreements/organizations is an asset: ADC, PGC, AMA/CFM/VMA, IATSE.

The candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations. Also … they play well with others – that’s one of our mottos, and it’s essential. We’re looking for someone who likes to collaborate and to do so in ways that encourages themselves and the people around them to find joy in their work.



  • This Temporary full Full-time position begins Tuesday, August 4th, 2020.
  • The Producer will work an average of 35 hours per week.
  • The Producer will be paid $45,000 per annum, plus an extended health benefits package after the first 3 months.
  • 4 weeks (20 days) paid holiday annually, to be arranged in collaboration with the Artistic Director and Managing Director. Historically, two of those weeks are at Christmas.
  • We aim to interview short-listed candidates in mid-June 2020.
  • To apply, please email (with the subject line Producer Position) your CV and a letter outlining why you think Neworld Theatre and this position might be a good fit for you, to by May 29 2020, 5 PM PST. Please include three references.

Neworld Theatre is a company founded on the principle of diversity, and we hope to receive applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, gender-identification, sexual orientation, class and physical ability (though our office is currently on the second floor, and currently as such not wheelchair accessible).

We thank all candidates for applying, but we only have the capacity to contact those selected for an interview. For more information please visit us at


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