Job Opportunity: Producer

Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists, and actors alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are looking for a candidate to fill the role of…

Producer

Reporting jointly to the General Director and Artistic Director, this position will oversee the producing of all aspects of the Festival’s annual playbill.  As a senior member of the Directors Office management team, the Producer will be responsible to:

  • Oversee the contracting of all artistic personnel, including Directors, Actors, Coaching staff, and New play development commissions
  • Act as the primary management liaison with Canadian  Actors’ Equity Association and the American Federation of Musicians, including the negotiation and administration of the collective agreements
  • Set and monitor the budget for all creative departments including appropriate forecasting, maximizing efficiencies and controlling costs
  • Manage all Directors’ Office producing and support staff
  • In season, manage the artistic company and develop related policies and procedures
  • Coordinate the execution of special projects for the Festival, including electronic versioning, tours, transfers, and other outreach activities

The successful candidate will be a seasoned artistic administrator with a background in contract and collective agreement negotiation.  Experience in a repertory theatre is considered a strong asset.  You must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence, be detail-oriented, and able to multi-task.  Strong negotiation skills are essential.

This is a full time position and is located in Stratford, ON.

We recognize that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages – fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply by October 11, 2011 to:

Human Resources

resumes@stratfordshakespearefestival.com

(please indicate Producer in the subject line)

 

While all responses are appreciated and will be kept in strictest confidence, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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