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HIRING: General Manager (Pi Theatre)

Monday, July 30, 2018 4:47 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

The Organization:

Pi Theatre is one of Vancouver’s longest running alternative theatres. Founded in 1984 as the Pink Ink Equity Co-op, Pi has a history of innovation and artistic excellence. The company is a full member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and engages under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a General Manager with an enthusiasm for theatre and the arts, someone who understands the demands of working in a small indie company and who shares a passion for our mission: To produce bold and uncompromising plays that explore modern life while engaging audiences with theatre that’s intellectually alive and emotionally charged.

Responsibilities:

The General Manager will report to the Board of Directors. The duties will include but are not limited to:

Finance and Administration: 

  • Jointly with the Artistic Director (AD), responsible and accountable for the development of annual budgets.
  • Accountable for all production-related expenditures to ensure adherence to budgets.
  • Address financial problems, concerns and shortfalls.
  • Manage human resources functions with respect to administrative and box office personnel including full-time, part-time and volunteer staff; responsible for the training and development of appropriate personnel in arts administration functions.
  • Negotiate agreements and contracts on behalf of Pi Theatre, including for: actors, stage managers, production personnel, artistic personnel, program personnel; insurance coverage; Canadian Actors Equity Association.
  • Liaise with Accountant of Record to ensure all bookkeeping functions are accurate and timely.
  • Supervise day-to-day activities of the office administration including accounting procedures, accounts payable, payroll and banking activities.
  • Provide cash flow projections and budgetary forecasts.

Fundraising and Development

  • With the AD and board, foster the Theatre’s fundraising.
  • Jointly with the AD, prepare grant applications for all funding bodies, with specific responsibility and accountability for the articulation of budgets, action plans and needs justification.
  • Establish and support the appropriate administrative systems to support the strategies and programs including managing database and history for donors, members, and sponsors.
Marketing / Publicity / Public Relations

  • With the AD, promote the image of the Theatre within the general public and theatre community.
  • Represent the Theatre with PACT, government, service organizations and other outside groups.
  • Engage with the community.
  • Contribute to and support the development of the Theatre's identity and brand.
  • With the AD, implement media strategies to promote the Theatre.
  • Create and implement programs to measure and foster audience development.
Board Liaison

  • Responsible for attending Board meetings (providing a monthly report to the Board) and, where appropriate, meetings of Board committees.
  • Responsible for implementing Board policies.
  • Contribute to the creation, execution and evaluation of long-term artistic goals and objectives.
  • Contribute to the development and presentation of an evaluation report of each artistic season.
Qualifications:

The candidate should:
  • Be a highly skilled manager with a minimum of three years of experience in arts administration.
  • Be very organized.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Be proficient with standard computer software (Word, Excel, etc.) and be comfortable learning new CMS, database and other software applications.
  • Have strong document management skills.
  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Have proven leadership capability.
  • Have a successful track record with grant writing and fundraising.
  • Have a successful track record in fiscal management.
  • Have the ability to translate artistic needs and values into institutional strategies and specific operating plans.
  • Have experience in working with and engaging a Board of Directors.
  • Have a sense of humour.

Experience with CADAC, PACT and various funding bodies will be considered an asset.

Remuneration

The position pays $35,000 year. It includes a benefit plan. The working conditions and holiday time are negotiable.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé attached as a PDF or Word document by 5pm on Friday, August 10, 2018 by email only to the attention of: 

Pi Hiring Committee
Pi Email: hiring@pitheatre.com

All applications will be treated confidentially. Please no telephone or walk-in inquiries.

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The posting will remain open until filled.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

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