Production Manager

Date Posted: Jun 28, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 19, 2019
Start Date: Aug 26, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: $17.50 - $20.00 per hour, plus 4% paid vacation
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre offers a variety of training programs for professional and recreational dancers of all ages from its studio and office space in Toronto’s Cabbagetown.  The School strives for artistic excellence in teaching, stays vitally aware of ongoing developments in the art form of dance, provides stable administration and financial management, and maintains a strong and responsible Board of Directors.  Through its dedication to excellence, the School has remained at the forefront of training in contemporary dance in Canada for over fifty years.

Job Description

The School is seeking a part-time permanent Production Manager to support its many programs and activities.

Under the direction of the Artistic Director, and working closely with the Managing Director and other staff members and faculty of the School, where appropriate, provides supervision and direction to volunteers in carrying out the programs of the School. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Production support for all three mainstage performances, student workshops, student productions, etc.:
    • building production schedules with Artistic Director
    • assisting with drafting contracts for designers
    • facilitating production meetings (planning and post-production)
    • liaising with the production team, staff, choreographers, rehearsal directors
    • managing the personnel schedule for all productions
    • all duties around gathering/purchasing music for performances, burning CDs, etc.
    • engaging/coordinating with videographer for show order runs, performances, special events and coordinating archival video
    • handling the distribution / delivery of files (or production of DVDs) for choreographers 
    • building production schedules with Artistic Director
    • facilitating production meetings (planning and post-production)
    • coaching and supervising student production teams
    • technical/production support for special events for all School programs
  • wardrobe assistance – ensuring preparation for performances/restoring wardrobe post-production
  • training of students to assist with tech support (masking, sound equipment)
  • production support for off-site or outside regular school activities such as Dance Ontario DanceWeekend, Fall for Dance North, Older and Reckless, New Blue Festival, Nuit Blanche, etc.
  • upkeep of School equipment (tech and other) and storage of School equipment
  • training of School staff on School/theatre equipment (audio, video, projection, lighting control, wiring/plugs connections, etc.)
  • Spec-ing required for tech equipment for School (e.g. new projector, laptop etc.)
  • technical/production liaison with Toronto Dance Theatre and the Winchester Street Theatre
  • where appropriate, provides support and or supervision to other staff members, student employees, and volunteers carrying out the School’s programs and initiatives, including fundraising
  • other responsibilities as assigned


The ideal candidate would have the following attributes:
  • experience in production management in dance
  • good written and oral communications
  • highly organized with the ability to manage projects effectively on schedule and budget
  • strong interpersonal skills to be able to work successfully with a diverse student body and a variety of stakeholders
  • an interest in working with students in their training and education

Additional Info:

Particulars of the Position:
Part-time permanent
Schedule: approximately 17.5 - 20 hours per week, evening and weekends required.
Remuneration: $17.50 - $20.00 per hour, prorated from annual base salary range of $36,000 - $41,600, plus 4% paid vacation.
Deadline: July 19, 2019
Start Date: August 26, 2019

How to Apply:

To be considered for the position, please send a cover letter and resume by email to no later than July 19, 2019.

We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified candidates may be contacted for an interview prior to the deadline. Please no phone calls.

Unfortunately, 80 Winchester Street is not physically accessible at this time.

The School is committed to employment equity through a process which identifies and eliminates any discrimination in the organization’s employment procedures and policies. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the diversification of the School are encouraged to apply.

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