The Production Manager has the primary responsibility for management of all technical and production elements of Kelowna Actors Studio. Reporting to the Artistic Managing Director, and working closely with the Executive Producer, this position maintains a high level of artistic integrity, safety and an appropriate working environment for artistic and production personnel. The Production Manager also works to support the maintenance and improvement of the facility and all equipment therein. The position supervises all production related and technical staff.
The Kelowna Actors Studio offers approximately 11,000 square feet of space dividied into four main areas; A 230 seat theatre including 91 dinner seats with full table service, mirrored rehearsal/dance studio, set and props construction/storage; kitchen; licensed bar and general office area. The company does 7 mainstage productions a year as well as class and special presentations. The theatre also houses a high school for the arts.
KAS positions itself in the local cultural scene as a comprehensive home for the theatre arts, offering educational, volunteer and performance opportunities for children and adults in all aspects of theatre production.
Diploma in theatre arts/production or a related field and/or minimum of three years experience in a working theatre
Extensive knowledge of stagecraft materials and supplies
Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to use independent judgement
Demonstrated ability to undertake increasing and varied responsibilities
Capable of handling stress and working under pressure, able to meet deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to use patience and tack when dealing with conflict
Extensive knowledge and experience in the performing arts industry
Strong time management skills
Able to demonstrate fiscal responsibility
Ability to multi-task
Able to work in an environment where a diversity of people and situations are encountered
Note: The candidate must be willing and able to work some evenings and weekends
Design of season and class productions (Ability to create construction drawings in AutoCAD for all scenic elements)
Light Design, Programming and Hang (Programming Q Lab/ETC Boards)
Co-ordinate times and deadlines for build of set and set pieces with Construction Contractor(s).
Co-ordinate colour schemes, furniture, décor and additional design needs with Artistic Director, Director and Décor departments
Co-ordinate, load in times, and all other times regarding crew and cast production times as well as organize and co-ordinate any rental equipment needed for production purposes.
Assist Props head with specialty prop pieces that may need build considerations.
Implementation of stage augmentations. For example, track systems, Roll drops, blacks etc.
Sound & Mic Operation is an asset.
Stage Management is an asset
Set Construction is an asset
Valid Drivers License
High professional standards with acute attention to details
Exceptional communication and collaborative skills with a demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people
Ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy and to establish and meet deadlines in a timely manner
Carpentry skills are an asset
Weekend and evening work required
$50,000 - $60,000 per year
Further information on Kelowna Actors Studio can be found on our website at https://www.kelownaactorsstudio.com/about/
No phone inquiries please
How to Apply:
Please send resume with cover letter in pdf format (please label the pdf with your name: SurnameFirstname.pdf) via email to: Randy Leslie, Artistic Managing Director Randy@KelownaActorsStudio.com
All applications will be treated in confidence. No telephone inquiries please. Kelowna Actors Studio is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its employment practices and in all its work. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.