Production Manager

Date Posted: Dec 23, 2017
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2018

Salary: TBD
Province: Prince Edward Island
City: Charlottetown
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Confederation Centre of the Arts
Confederation Centre of the Arts was founded in 1964 as Canada's National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, who gathered at Province House in 1864 to discuss the creation of our country. Confederation Centre is the result of a dream shared by all Canadians - to create a place where our country's history and multicultural character is celebrated, and where the talents of its people are nurtured and showcased.

Job Description

Confederation Centre of the Arts is the result of a dream shared by all Canadians - to create a place where our country's history and multicultural character is celebrated, and where the talents of its people are nurtured and showcased. As an employer, Confederation Centre of the Arts brings together people of diverse skill sets and qualifications in equally diverse operations.  The Production Manager is an integral part of the Theatre and Performing Arts team, reporting to the General Manager of Theatre and the Artistic Director. 
The Production Manager is responsible for all production and technical activities of the Theatre Department and will ensure the efficient execution of all production activities whilst maintaining a consistent standard of excellence reflective of the Confederation Centre of the Arts history and mandate.  The Production Manager will oversee all CCOA productions, presentations, and rental events. 
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Planning, scheduling, budgeting, cost control and management of all productions, presentations, and rentals for the Theatre Department.
  • Personnel management of all theatre staff and contractors including all IATSE, CAEA, ADC and AFM members.
  • Coordination of communication within the department as well as with other departments throughout CCOA.
  • Participating as a member of the management team and working collaboratively with other departments to achieve the Centre’s strategic goals.
  • Administration and coordination of processing and payment of all production department invoices.


Candidates interested in applying for this position should have:
  • 5 years or more of progressive experience leading to a Production Manager role or similar level of position as part of a production team.
  • Considerable experience working with CAEA, ADC, and IATSE contracts.
  • Experience working in musical theatre, music, and dance companies are all considered as assets for this position.  
In addition to the experience requirements listed above, the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics that are required in this role include:
  • Thorough knowledge of government policies, codes, and regulations governing safety equipment requirements and procedures to be followed for the production work performed in the theatres.
  • Strong knowledge of production processes with a broad general knowledge of the workings of a producing performing arts company.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to interact with all staff in a professional and tactful manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Critical and creative thinking skills– develop, design and create new ideas, systems and relationships.
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate results, make informed decisions, and be accountable for the results with a view to ensuring continuous improvement.
  • Strong problem-solving, and decision-making skills– considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions, and making sound business decisions.
  • Exceptional time management skills; the ability to manage one’s own time and the time of others, across multiple projects, teams, and schedules.
  • Ability to adjust actions and/or plans in relation to external and influencing factors.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Additional Info:

The Production Manager is a full time, year-round position, beginning as soon as possible. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. 

Closing Date:  23:59h January 31, 2018

How to Apply:

Candidates interested in pursuing their career with an organization that inspires Canadians through heritage and the arts, and celebrates the origins and evolution of Canada as a nation should submit their résumé and covering letter to the attention of Dean Constable, General Manager, by email to or in hard copy during regular business hours at the Security Desk of the Administration Offices located at 145 Richmond Street in Charlottetown.  

Contact Info:

Name: Dean Constable


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