General Manager

Date Posted: Aug 22, 2017
Application Deadline: Sep 13, 2017
Start Date: Oct 02, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Hamilton Area
City: Hamilton
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Part-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Hamilton Fringe Festival

The Hamilton Festival Theatre Company strives to make theatre accessible and affordable to both audience members and theatre makers and is committed to fostering the development of professional artists in Hamilton.
The company produces a year-round educational program for emerging theatre professionals, the annual Hamilton Fringe Festival, and site-specific winter festival, Frost Bites.
The annual Fringe Festival is an 11-day un-juried arts festival that runs every summer in the core of downtown Hamilton. The organization is a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals and adheres to their Four Guiding Principles:
1/ Participants will be selected on a non-juried basis.
2/ 100% of the box office revenue is returned to the participating companies.
3/ Fringe Festival producers have no control over the artistic content of the productions.
4/ Festivals must be easily accessible for all audiences and artists to participate.

Job Description

The Hamilton Fringe seeks a General Manager to assist with the growth and operational management of the organization as we usher in a new phase of development.
Reporting to the Executive Director and working in close collaboration with the Board of Directors, the General Manager will be responsible for the daily operation and administrative management of the organization. The successful candidate will manage the operational budget, and in partnership with the Executive Director, ensure the overall financial health of the organization.
This is a year-round position, with full-time hours in the spring, summer, and February, and part-time hours with some flexibility through the remainder year.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Develop and maintain operational systems, files, policies, and records
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and all accounting representatives to prepare and monitor operational budget and coordinate bookkeeping and accounting
  • Collect and analyze statistical data for reports
  • Contract and manage employees, self-employed contractors, and volunteers
  • Manage the grant application process
  • Work with Board and Executive Director to identify, cultivate, and solicit funders
  • Represent the company in the community at events, conferences, and performances
  • General office management and administration
  • Experience with website management and social media platforms


Professional Qualities and Skills
  • Experience in arts administration and management in the not-for-profit sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in Quickbooks an asset
  • Leadership skills and an ability to self-direct as well as work well with a supervisor and peers
  • Ability to problem solve in an often fast-paced and high-pressure work place while maintaining a friendly demeanour
  • Ability to accommodate a schedule that will require work on evenings and weekends, especially during the Spring and Summer
  • The ideal candidate will be a hardworking self-starter passionate about promoting the growth of theatre arts in Hamilton

How to Apply:

Please submit a pdf that includes cover letter and resume, in a single document titled:


by Wednesday September 13 to:

With ‘General Manager’ in the subject line

Contact Info:

Name: Claire Calnan
Telephone: 289-698-2234


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