Jobs & Auditions
Theatre Newfoundland Labrador
Position Type: Full time salaried
Closing Date: Jan. 20, 2023
Location: Cow Head, NL, with possibility of some remote work
Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL) is dedicated to creating and producing professional theatre that reflects the lives and diversity of our people on the province’s west coast, extending to Labrador and across the island of Newfoundland.
TNL operates the Gros Morne Theatre Festival (GMTF) from May to September annually. Through GMTF, production tours and educational outreach TNL seeks to provide Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans, and visitors to our part of the world with thought-provoking and relevant productions with an emphasis on regional and Canadian work.
The state-of-the-art Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 2021. This brand new, $10-million, 21,500-square-square-foot multi-performance space is an innovative facility that has long been needed to sustain the festival, now in its 26th year. Located in magnificent Gros Morne National Park, the theatre aims to be more than a performance space – it will be an anchor and catalyst for creativity, education, socio-economic support and inspiration for communities throughout the Great Northern Peninsula.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager is responsible for the overall administration and daily operations of the company and its activities. The General Manager collaborates closely with the Artistic Director in a dual leadership model to facilitate the realization of the artistic vision of TNL and its Gros Morne Theatre Festival.
to create and oversee the yearly budget and to ensure the ongoing viability and long-term sustainability of the company.
The General Manager builds and maintains relationships with major stakeholders in the company (funders, granting bodies, Gros Morne National Park, donors, theatre colleagues and in the community in general, etc).
The General Manager works with the Artistic Director to support the effective realization of the artistic vision of TNL and oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, with a focus on financial management, HR, project development and communications, including database management, online company profile and general communications.
Administration and Financial Oversight
- Prepares annual budget and closely monitors all aspects of the budget throughout the year to ensure continued financial stability for the company
- Works with Bookkeeper to prepare financial reports, forecasts and cash flow, and prepare monthly financial reports for Board meetings
- Works with Bookkeeper on all payroll transactions, including weekly payroll submissions; payroll deductions payments to CRA; issuing ROEs, T4s, T4As
- Ensuring HST quarterly filings are completed on time
- Prepares for, schedules and assists with the organization’s year-end financial audit
- Produces project budgets for grant applications and creating grant applications
- All grant reporting, from acceptance to interim to final reports as required
- Monitoring banking, petty cash, box office reconciliations, and artist, venue, and other stakeholder settlements
- Acts as signing officer for all financial documents and transactions.
- Ensuring compliance with government legislation applicable to not-for-profit corporations and registered charities, and all labour, occupational health and safety, and human rights standards, insurance, issuing tax receipts
- Contracts and agreements
- Prepare job descriptions and oversee hiring on all seasonal department heads
- Work with Department heads on hiring of staff and department budgets
Development, planning and communications:
- Working with the Artistic Director and appropriate TNL staff to develop shows, productions, workshops, partnerships, tours and other collaborations
- Managing ongoing relationships with all funders and funding agencies
- Manage Board meeting schedules
- Attending Board meetings
- Maintain Board documents
- Serve as ex-officio on Standing Board Committees
- Work with Board to identify any gaps within the organization’s Governance, HR policies, etc.
- Assist Board with fund development activities
- Maintain ongoing relationship/communications with perspective audience
- Communicating respectfully and skillfully with all contracted artists, technical crew, students, volunteers, Board members, donors, funders, presenters, community members, etc. who interact with the company; performing such other activities as may be requested by the Board from time to time.
- Responsible for ensuring website and social media platforms are up to date. Maintains collaborative working relationship with Board and committee chairs
- Oversee the creation and implementation of marketing and communications strategy to ensure continued and expanding engagement with audiences and external communities.
This is a full-time, year-round salaried position, with some remote work when feasible a possibility.
September-April – The Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts will be operational during this period, with the Theatre staff programming concerts, events, workshops, conferences, etc. The GM is expected to be at the office in Cow Head, NL, to collaborate with staff as needed, and may work remotely when appropriate.
May-September – Gros Morne Theatre Festival season: A professional repertory theatre season, featuring four to six theatre productions, new play development workshops and readings, and special guest performances.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- At least 3-5 years of professional experience and skills in arts management and live theatre production; experience in managing repertory theatre
- A certificate or degree in arts management or similar area would be an asset
- Strong financial management skills (including grant writing/reporting, budgeting, tracking, financial statements and reporting)
- Excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented, ability to multitask and meet deadlines and a strong track record of fulfilling commitments
- Excellent communication skills (spoken and written)
- Proven ability to create and implement financial resource strategies, including earned revenue targeting, grant writing/reporting, sponsorship proposals, etc.
- People management skills, with ability to deal with a wide variety of situations
- A working knowledge of online ticket selling software – specifically Theatre Manager a definite asset
- A keen awareness of the local and national arts landscape
- A passion for live theatre
$50,000 per annum, three-year salaried contract, renewable.
Applicants should send a cover letter, and curriculum vitae by Jan. 20, 2023 to TNLhiring@gmail.com We thank all applicants, but please be advised that only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
TNL is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.
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