Production Specialist

Date Posted: Jan 11, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Start Date: Mar 01, 2018

Salary: $47,200 to $52,400 annually + pension and benefits
Province: Alberta
City: Banff
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

Job Description

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is seeking a Production Specialist. 

The Opportunity

Working closely with both leadership and arts directors and program managers, the Production Specialist interprets program production needs – technical, creative, classroom design, informational design; and works closely with the program delivery production team to secure and schedule required resources.

The Production Specialist works with all departments, clients, teams and faculty in facilitating and organizing leadership and arts programming production requirements, and in ensuring accuracy and excellence in all print and digital learning materials.

 Specific Accountabilities
  • Work with all departments in assessing leadership and arts programs and special project needs by providing production assessments, adjudication support, and planning and executing the day-to-day production requirements.
  • Develop accurate, detailed resource plans during program planning cycles. Identify issues and concerns and conflicts as they arise, and advise on adjustments required.
  • Work closely with the Marketing department and external contractors to provide direction and feedback on learning material templates and print material needs.
  • Oversee all technology and learning materials inventories and resources including books, articles, inventories, other program materials and creative, cultural and ceremonial supplies. 
  • Ensure sites, software, and in-program technology that help support project-based learning are set up and operating and aligned with Banff Centre policies and protocols; e.g. laptops, iPads, e-books, networking and community platforms, etc.
  • Develop and oversee workflow of all print material production including in-program learning materials such as workbooks and journals, certificates, name-tags, posters, and pre-course materials.
  • Act as lead producer to develop, produce, and build first-run workbooks and material changes to existing workbooks, as well as to other learning and print materials.
  • Ensure rights and clearances are in place for all materials.
  • Maintain faculty bios and skill-set materials including tracking certifications, updating bios, etc., and develop and maintain ongoing faculty skill-set database.
  • Maintain production consistency across all programs, ensuring all tracking and critical paths are continually improved, and provide regular debrief reports post program.
  • Prepare written updates and reports, capturing the program information from critical path and debrief recommendations, to ensure production and delivery improvements are realized in future program offerings.
  • Track and maintain project production budgets for assigned leadership and arts production programs.


Qualification and Educational Requirements
  • 5 or more years’ experience in educational production environments or related experience preferably in a post-secondary or client service environment
  • Completion of University degree in related discipline such as Humanities, Arts Administration, Social Science or equivalent transferrable experience
  • Advanced InDesign and informational design skills
  • Proven project management skills with the capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with teams
  • Effective under pressure with the adaptability to shift priorities
  • High level of reliability and self-motivation

Additional Info:

Special Requirements

Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized. 

This position is subject to a rotating schedule and will include evenings and weekends.  This rotating schedule is dictated by programming and programming event activity.

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probation period.

 The wage for this position is between $47,236 and $52,478 annually, depending on experience, working 40 hours per week.

Banff Centre offers a comprehensive benefits package including on-the-job training, a supportive work environment, staff cafeteria, subsidized fitness club memberships, staff events, and free or reduced admission to many Banff Centre concerts, films, lectures, and exhibitions.  This position is eligible to join the extended medical and dental benefit plans and will participate in an employer-matched pension plan.

How to Apply:

Application Process

We are accepting applications for the Production Specialist until January 31, 2018.  Please include a cover letter demonstrating how your experience translates to this position and why you are interested in becoming part of our team.

Submit your application online at 

Contact Info:

Name: Meaghan Connell
Telephone: 403-762-6176
Fax: 403-762-6677


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