Event Production Manager

Date Posted: Dec 02, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
Start Date: Jan 07, 2019

Salary From: 50K To 60K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description


Somewherelse is a creative agency and production company rooted in arts and culture. We take a thoughtful, holistic approach to producing campaigns, events, experiences, and content - harnessing the power of creative collaboration. We connect our clients to their audiences via shared passion points of music, art, creativity and community, integrating visionary artists to create captivating output.

Job Description

TERMS: Full-Time Contract

CONTRACT DATES: January 7, 2019 to December 30, 2020

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Director of Operations and supporting the Production team, the Event Production Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day logistics associated with delivering high-quality activations for Somewherelses clients. The Event Production Manager works in tandem with the Project team (Project Lead(s), Production Manager(s), Production Coordinator(s)) to ensure client expectations are being exceeded at every opportunity. The Production Manager works independently with some guidance; must be comfortable in a highly aligned, loosely coupled work environment.

  • Assessing projects and their suppliers, resource  and transportation requirements
  • Creating execution plans to bring ideas and concepts to life
  • Liaising with venues to align production objectives within venue protocols
  • Building security plans to ensure event attendees safety
  • Planning and overseeing of production and run of show schedules
  • Negotiating with suppliers to maximize our return on investments
  • Creating and maintaining workflow plans on project management software
  • Sourcing, organizing, and managing project-specific suppliers
  • Working in tandem with other production staff for planning and execution of events
  • Conducting site visits and identifying risks and opportunities
  • Managing project budgets according to target profit margins
  • Creating site plans and installation mockups
  • Ensuring projects fit within client brand guidelines
  • Managing storage units and inventory systems
  • Completing administration tasks, including contributing to company reports and policies
  • Onsite conditions may include heavy lifting, long event days, loud work environments
And performing other related duties as required to fulfill the role.


QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have the appropriate credentials and a proven record as a collaborative leader within a company of relevant activity and scope.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about delivering transformative experiences in a dynamic work environment and have a thorough knowledge of event production. The following qualifications are minimum expectations for a successful candidate:
  • Three years’ minimum work experience in an event and/or entertainment production role
  • Experience working within strict brand guidelines
  • Experience sourcing suppliers
  • Hands-on production experience
  • Experience managing project budgets and maintaining specific target profit margins
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-driven, motivated and comfortable working independently
  • Working knowledge of G Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive)
  • Valid driver's license is a must and must be able to drive a standard cube van

CORE COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will exceed in exhibiting their potential in the following grouping of core competencies:
  • Achieves Results: adaptability, resourcefulness, foresight, and strategic
  • Quality Driven: detail-oriented, analytical and reliability
  • Artistic: design mindset, curiosity and creativity
  • Teamwork: collaboration, empathy, communicative, and lead others
  • Autonomy: organization, efficiency, resiliency and motivation

Additional Info:

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Performance review based on meeting, and exceeding, set targets related to client satisfaction and target margin. KPIs related to the delivery of the project on time, on budget and with customer delight (high customer satisfaction); meeting target profit margin.  

How to Apply:

TO APPLY: Please send a detailed cover letter and resume by email to weare@somewherelse.co.  Reference ”Production Manager (Contract)” in the subject field. No phone calls, please.

*This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended
as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position
may perform. All employees of YLMC Creative Corporation are expected to perform tasks assigned by supervisory personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties*

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted.


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