Electric Company Theatre is seeking a Managing Director to work with the Managing Producer and Artistic Core.
ABOUT ELECTRIC COMPANY THEATRE
Electric Company Theatre operates on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, now known as Vancouver.
Electric Company Theatre (ECT) is one of Canada’s leading creators of live theatre, with rich, detailed work that challenges theatrical convention and form, while preserving a strong sense of story. ECT began as a collective of artists in the mid 90’s and incorporated as a society in 1997. The company is now led by Core Artists: Carmen Aguirre, Kim Collier, Kevin Kerr, and Jonathon Young, and Managing Producer Natalie LeFebvre Gnam. Over its 24 year history, Electric Company has created more than twenty seven original works, including Betroffenheit, Tear the Curtain!, Studies in Motion, Brilliant!, The Full Light of Day, Anywhere But Here. ECT operates out of Progress Lab 1422, a shared arts hub in East Vancouver.
ECT is a registered charity and non-profit society. The annual operating budget and scale of programming fluctuates year to year based on the artistic projects, ranging from 400k to over 1 million, with stable public funding from all three levels of government of approximately 190K, and a growing and dedicated donor and patron base. The 2021-22 season began this summer with the world premiere of Kim Collier and Kendra Fanconi’s The Magic Hour, and includes the development of the company’s next work - Jonathon Young’s An Undeveloped Sound; development work on Kevin Kerr’s Dawnland Explorations; the national Performance and XR Symposium; and community engagement projects among other activities.
The Managing Director is an organizational leadership role within a collaborative, creative environment. The Managing Director also functions as a public-facing representative of the organization. The position requires: performing arts industry knowledge; business, financial and producing experience; a passion for theatre and creation; and strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
The Artistic Core sets the artistic vision for the ECT, the Managing Director is responsible for working in consultation with the Artistic Core to execute that vision. The Managing Director oversees the company and reports to the board. The Managing Director is an active, contributing and self-directed leader of the management team, overseeing up to five regular part-time employees, production and creative teams, and the development and execution of the organization’s activities and projects. The Managing Director works in collaboration with the Managing Producer, who reports to this position.
● Lead fundraising and development: public, individual, corporate and foundations
● Lead organizational strategy in consultation with Core Artists
● Implementing artistic vision of the Core Artists
● Oversee finances, including reporting
● Assist with office management
● Developing, managing and preparing reports for the board of directors
● Managing artistic and producing partnerships and tours
● Supporting day to day producing/production needs
● Conducting regular communication with Core Artists
● Managing and brokering artistic projects of the Core Artists
● Developing operating and project budgets in consultation with Managing Producer and Core Artists
● Representing ECT to the sector, funders and stakeholders
● Participating in the Progress Lab / Vancouver Creative Space Society on the Board of Directors and/or committees
The Managing Director and Managing Producer collaborate on outreach and ancillary event planning, individual giving campaigns, public and private (foundation) funding applications, global budget creation, scheduling and strategic planning.
Desired attributes and skills include:
An entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Comfort with public speaking and audience relations
Human resource management skills
Strong financial management skills
Strategic and creative problem solving
Committed to fostering Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace
A valid driver’s license and first aid certification/experience
Demonstrated Experience or Knowledge in the following:
Theatre and event producing in a variety of formats
Management in the non-profit, charitable arts sector
Working with associations or collective agreements in the Arts (ie: CAEA, ADC, IATSE)
Local and distant Indigenous community relations and protocols
Accessibility concepts and strategies
Connection to or experience with multiple cultural communities
Creating and implementing new programs or initiatives
Familiarity with the following software / online programs is an asset:
Airtable, Sage or other accounting softwares, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Wordpress, Mailchimp, Eventbrite or other Box Office systems, Drop Box, Adobe Creative Suite, Canada Helps, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Hootsuite, and any audio or video recording or editing softwares, such as Q-lab, Premiere, Audition, etc.
$55,000 - $60,000, full time based on 40 hours/week. The schedule is flexible, negotiable, and self-managed based on the needs of the organization and programming. The Managing Director position also includes three weeks of annual vacation.
Our desire is that this position will be a significant component in the successful candidate’s larger career and life. As such, we are open to candidates who have other projects, passions or prospects within their personal or professional lives that would enrich their experience and knowledge, and thereby the organization's capacity. We aspire to be a gateway for continued development for all individuals we intersect with, and are keen to work with individuals with ambition and a desire to fuel future growth in this position and the organization as a whole.
We are accepting applications until January 15, 2022 or until the position has been filled. Interviews for this position will commence shortly after the closing date, with a desired start work date as early as February 15, 2022.
To apply: please send CV and cover letter (PDF package, saved as LAST NAME, FIRST NAME) to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include in the subject line: “Managing Director application”. We appreciate each application, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
All applications are treated confidentially.
Should you require additional support or have access needs relating to your application – please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com to discuss accommodations.
Electric Company Theatre is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of
non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, gender-identification, or sexual orientation. We encourage and welcome applicants of Indigenous heritage, applicants who identify as racialized, marginalized or disabled, people of colour or diverse cultural backgrounds. We endeavor to provide a culturally safe and supportive environment and have an existing work-place harassment policy with zero tolerance for harassment in all working environments.
Please note: while our studio space is fully accessible, our office space is not currently wheelchair accessible. We encourage applications from people of all abilities, and alternate working conditions may be negotiable based on the needs of the successful candidate.
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