Production Manager

Date Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 07, 2020
Start Date: May 11, 2020

Hourly From: $20/hr To $25/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Central Ontario
City: Millbrook
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: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

4th Line Theatre
4th Line Theatre is an award-winning outdoor theatre company that presents regionally-based, environmentally-staged, historical dramas.  Our summer performance venue is located on the Winslow farm, just outside of Millbrook, Ontario.  To find out more about 4th Line Theatre and the upcoming summer season, please visit our website

Job Description

Production Manager – 4th Line Theatre
This is a Temporary, Full-time position.
Category: Production
Province: Millbrook, Ontario
Position: Production Manager


The Production Manager is responsible for the management of all production staff and production elements of 4th line Theatre’s activities. Reporting to the Artistic Director, and working with the General Manager, this position maintains a high level of artistic integrity, safety and appropriate working environment for artistic and production personnel. The Production Manager also works to support the maintenance and improvement of the facility with specific attention to the theatre spaces and equipment therein.

- Prepare production budgets, management and monitoring of accurate expenditures and ensuring adherence to production, staffing, and maintenance budgets
- Plan and maintain the production schedule for each show
- Contract and supervise production related staff and designers
- Ensure all production personnel are well trained, all activities in the production department are handled in a safe and responsible manner, and that the performance spaces are well maintained
- Create and maintain technical documentation and inventories
- Work with designers, directors and production staff to ensure that all productions are realized to the highest artistic standard, within the constraints of the 4th Line Theatre’s schedules and budget



- A thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in the operation of stage settings, rigging, scenery, audio systems
- Thorough knowledge of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, and other association agreements (Associated Designers of Canada, etc.)
- Working knowledge of provincial Employment Standards Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act, with specific regards to the live performance guidelines
-Ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy and to establish and meet deadlines in a timely manner
- High professional standards with acute attention to details
- Exceptional communication and collaborative skills with a demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people

- Post-secondary degree or equivalent experience, with a specialization in theatre and a passion for Canadian theatre
- Three to five years’ experience working as a production manager in a professional or independent theatre context
- Fall Protection certification
- Valid Driver’s License
- WHMIS Certification is an asset
- PAL Certification is an asset
- LE or FE Certification is an asset

Additional Info:

  • 4th Line Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
  • Start date is May 11, 2020 and runs through to September 4, 2020.
  • 4th Line Theatre can arrange temporary housing options for the length of the contract for out-of-town applicants.
Salary: Salary is competitive and will commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, current resume and references to Lindy Finlan at


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