Labour Relations Manager

Date Posted: Sep 08, 2017
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2017
Start Date: Oct 30, 2017

Salary: $55-65,000 yr (commensurate with experience)
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres which serves as the collective voice of its members. For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work.

We aim to be a responsive organization, cognizant of the needs of our members and the community as a whole in order to offer programs and services that benefit our community.

Job Description

PACT’s Labour Relations Manager is responsible for strategic and operational planning and management of the association’s labour relations program under the direction of the Executive Director and working in collaboration with other staff, Board and volunteers.  This is a full-time, salaried position to start as soon as possible, and will appeal to a mature individual with 5 to 10 years' experience in live theatre production.
Primary responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Executive Director and Director with the  Labour Relations Portfolio,   creation of strategic directions for the labour relations program;
Leadership in the management of effective negotiations of the four (CAEA, PGC, ADC, APASQ)  collective agreements in close collaboration with the Executive Director and the Director with the Labour Relations Portfolio;
Administering and supporting all negotiating teams along with volunteer leadership;
Ensuring efficient implementation of all agreements and provision of ongoing support to the membership in the explication and interpretation of the agreements;
Representing PACT in dispute resolution, industry committees, and in sector activities and engagement around labour relations;
 Acting as information manager and a conduit, as appropriate, for information about health and safety standards, provincial and federal employment standards acts and legislation, and other information as pertains to labour relations; and
Participation in the development of organizational strategic and operating plans and special projects as they apply to labour relations.


The successful candidate will have:
At least 5 years of experience in a professional theatre environment as a producer, administration, production manager of other role engaged in artist contracting and staff management;
Superior communication and organizational skills
Expertise in volunteer management
Management experience in negotiating and managing collective agreements would be ideal.

Additional Info:

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

How to Apply:

Submissions by email only:  Please send your resume, with a covering letter as well as three references (all in PDF format please) with the subject line “Application for Labour Relations Manager” to Executive Director, Sara Meurling -

Contact Info:

Name: Sara Meurling
Telephone: 4165956455
Telephone Ext.: 11


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