Job Posting

Managing Director

Presentation House Theatre (PHT) has two key relationships in the City of North Vancouver: North Vancouver Recreation and Cultural Commission, which provides operating grants to support our annual operations; and the City of North Vancouver in relationship to our lease in managing the Presentation House facilities. 

Position:                      Managing Director

Reports to:                  Board of Directors

Key Relationships:       Chair of the Board and Artistic Director

Reports:                       Finance/ Office Management/Marketing/Building

Position Overview:

The Managing Director will work co-operatively with the Artistic Director in maintaining Presentation House Theatre as a vibrant performing arts space and public venue. Serve as the administrative lead and implement policy, oversee all finances, work closely with the Board of Directors, and supervise all staff outside of production.  The Managing Director will serve as the Presentation House Theatre lead liaison with the City North Vancouver.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Develop, monitor and maintain administrative procedures
  • Manage human resource matters
  • In collaboration with Artistic Director, lead and supervise staff of 2 full-time, 2 part-time and several casual employees
  • Develop and maintain organization operating plan
  • Develop and maintain annual operating budget for program, building, fund development and marketing
  • Manage all financial operations including financial controls and budget tracking
  • With Facility Manager/Production Coordinator, manage Presentation House Theatre and Anne MacDonald buildings and grounds
  • With the Manager, Marketing and Development, lead fund development planning and strategies and co-ordinate funding applications for grants from municipal, provincial, national and international funders
  • With the Manager, Marketing and Development, oversee all marketing materials, sales and initiatives


  • Experienced leader in the arts, preferably in theatre
  • Effective communicator
  • Proven record in fundraising and ability to manage relationships with donors, funders and sponsors
  • Experience in the writing of grants and applications
  • Experience in financial management and the development and tracking of budgets
  • Proficiency and experience with computer software programs that support finance, operations, marketing and communications
  • Experience in venue management and operations

Please submit cover letter and resume in PDF format by Wed., Sept. 26 to directed to Search Committee - PHT Managing Director

Interviews to take place on a rolling basis beginning in September; interviews will continue until a suitable candidate is located.

References may be requested.

Only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Start date is flexible.

For more information: 

                                                Presentation House Theatre

                                                333 Chesterfield Avenue

                                                North Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                V7M 3G9

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$55,000 - $60,000 per annum
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Type of Work: 
Full Time
North Vancouver
British Columbia
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Presentation House Theatre

Search Committee - Managing Director
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9

Presentation House Theatre (PHT) is located in the heart of North Vancouver, on the stunning north shore of the Vancouver BC area. Under the artistic leadership of Kim Selody, the company produces and presents professional theatre for children, youth and adults, using live performance experiences to create and build community locally, and on tour nationally and internationally. Our home is a 150 seat, flexible space theatre; the Anne MacDonald Studio, a heritage church re-purposed as a dance/theatre/music studio; and additional studio spaces we offer for residencies and rehearsal space to local artists. A typical season at PHT includes mainstage productions, presentations, touring, a small series of professional music and dance, and the hosting of several local arts groups. We average 60+ events throughout the year. In addition, we proudly act as an incubator space for the development of new works.