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*See Posting for Producer and Admin Coordinator below

JOB POSTING: Managing Director

Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is currently seeking a Managing Director to build on its 50-year history of artistic growth and success. In partnership with the Artistic Director, the Managing Director serves as part of the Senior Management team, where they work in concert to execute the mandate and mission of BTW in accordance with their own respective duties and responsibilities.

Organizational Overview

BTW is a ground-breaking theatre company committed to showcasing and fostering Black Canadian artists, inspiring dialogue and broadening understanding across the country. BTW is Canada’s longest running theatre company dedicated to the works of Black and diasporic communities. Its mission is to promote and produce outstanding theatre that educates, entertains and inspires. The company strives to create greater cross-cultural understanding by expanding the representation of Black Canadian artists.

Currently BTW produces one to two mainstage productions per year, as well as a touring production during Black History Month. Other related activities include a theatre training program, a play reading series, various smaller events and fundraisers.

Responsibilities of the Managing Director

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director is responsible for all administrative staff and aspects of the company including the management and supervision of the operational, financial and administrative performance of the company. In collaboration with the Artistic Director, the Managing Director also oversees the financial aspects of promotion and audience development. The Managing Director ensures the smooth and efficient operation of BTW and provides professional support as needed, to the Board of Directors.

The Managing Director is responsible for the execution of activities in the following areas:

  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the office, and administrative and accounting procedures.
  • Establish and support the appropriate administrative systems (personnel policies and procedures) to facilitate the success of the strategies and programs of the company and evaluate performance of administrative staff.
  • Handle and supervise all banking activities, as well as oversee all financial aspects of grants, marketing, publicity/promotion, school tour bookings and all other activities towards the smooth and successful function of the organization before presenting to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Lead a team of 5 to 8 employees (including contracts and salaried individuals)
  • Work with the Board of Directors and the Fundraising Committee to identify potential sources of funding, develop fundraising strategies and programs, as well as prepare government grant applications.
  • Liaise with the banks, auditors, lawyers, Board and Advisory Committee members, as well as industry organizations and associations such as, the Professional Association of Canadian Theatre (PACT), Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec (APASQ) and Canadian Actors Equity Association (CAEA) and all other associations as needed.
  • Manage and maintain facilities and facility rentals.
  • Organize meetings of the Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as the Annual General Meeting.

Qualifications and key competencies

  • Administrative leadership experience in a non-profit organization is a valuable and desired asset
  • Proven aptitude for strategy development and planning
  • Experience leading, empowering and mentoring creative teams
  • Solid Resource Management experience
  • Strong collaborative decision-making abilities
  • Solid knowledge of the local and national theatre landscape
  • Sound knowledge of governance processes and accounting principles
  • Experience with both marketing and fundraising
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; professional fluency in French required

Traits and characteristics

  • Foresight to envision and champion new ideas and concepts
  • Capability to nurture a safe and motivating environment for staff
  • Confident and outgoing personality
  • Resilient
  • Relationship builder
  • Respect for confidentiality
  • Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

Salary range: $50 – 60K CAD annually (based on experience).

How to apply

Black Theatre Workshop is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We value diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume including salary expectation to the Hiring Committee via email at board@theatrebtw.ca This posting will remain open until filled. Starting date in August 2022.

 

Direction générale 

Le Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) cherche actuellement à combler le poste de direction générale afin de maintenir l’essor de ses 50 ans d’histoire de croissance et de succès artistiques. En partenariat avec le directeur artistique, le poste de direction générale fait partie de l’équipe de direction et travaille de concert avec celle-ci pour assurer le mandat et la mission du BTW, conformément à ses propres tâches et responsabilités.

Aperçu de l’organisation

BTW est une compagnie de théâtre révolutionnaire qui s’engage à présenter et à promouvoir les artistes noirs canadiens, à inspirer le dialogue et à élargir la compréhension à travers le pays. BTW est la plus ancienne compagnie de théâtre au Canada dédiée aux œuvres des communautés noires et diasporiques. Sa mission est de promouvoir et de produire un théâtre exceptionnel qui éduque, divertit et inspire. La compagnie s’efforce de créer une meilleure compréhension interculturelle en élargissant la représentation des artistes noirs canadiens.

Actuellement, BTW produit une à deux productions sur scène par an, ainsi qu’une production en tournée pendant le Mois de l’histoire des Noirs. D’autres activités connexes comprennent un programme de formation en théâtre, une série de lectures de pièces de théâtre, divers événements plus modestes et des collectes de fonds.

Responsabilités du poste de direction générale

Relevant directement du conseil d’administration, le poste de direction générale est responsable de l’ensemble du personnel et des aspects administratifs de l’organisme, y compris la gestion et la supervision de son rendement opérationnel, financier et administratif. En collaboration avec le directeur artistique, le poste de direction générale supervise également les aspects financiers de la promotion et du rayonnement. Le poste de direction générale assure le fonctionnement harmonieux et efficace du BTW et fournit un soutien professionnel au conseil d’administration, si nécessaire.

La direction générale est responsable de l’exécution des activités dans les domaines suivants :

  • Supervision des activités quotidiennes du bureau, ainsi que des procédures d’administration et de comptabilité.
  • Établissement et soutien des systèmes administratifs appropriés (politiques et procédures relatives au personnel) pour faciliter la réussite des stratégies et des programmes de l’entreprise et évaluer le rendement du personnel administratif.
  • Gestion et supervision de toutes les activités bancaires, ainsi que de tous les aspects financiers des subventions, du marketing, de la publicité et de la promotion, des réservations de visites scolaires et de toute autre activité visant à assurer le bon fonctionnement et le succès de l’organisme avant de les présenter au conseil d’administration pour approbation.
  • Direction d’une équipe de 5 à 8 personnes (y compris du personnel contractuel et salarié).
  • De concert avec le conseil d’administration et le comité de financement, identification des sources potentielles de financement, élaboration des stratégies et des programmes de financement et préparation des demandes de subventions gouvernementales.
  • Suivi de la liaison avec les banques, les vérificateurs, les avocats et les membres du conseil d’administration et du comité consultatif, ainsi qu’avec les organismes et les associations du secteur tels que l’Association professionnelle du théâtre canadien (APTC), l’Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec (APASQ) et la Canadian Actors Equity Association (CAEA) et toute autre association au besoin.
  • Gestion et entretien des installations et de leur location.
  • Organisation des réunions du conseil d’administration et de ses comités, ainsi que de l’assemblée générale annuelle.

Qualifications et compétences clés

  • Une expérience de direction administrative dans un organisme à but non lucratif est un atout privilégié et souhaité
  • Aptitude avérée à l’élaboration et à la planification stratégiques
  • Expérience de direction, d’autonomisation et de mentorat d’équipes créatives
  • Solide expérience en gestion des ressources
  • Solides capacités de prise de décision dans un esprit collaboratif
  • Solide connaissance du milieu théâtral local et national
  • Solide connaissance des processus de gouvernance et des principes de compatibilité
  • Expérience en marketing et en financement
  • Excellentes aptitudes à la communication écrite et orale en anglais ; maîtrise professionnelle du français requise

Atouts et caractéristiques

  • Capacité à envisager et à défendre de nouvelles idées et de nouveaux concepts
  • Capacité à créer un environnement sûr et motivant pour le personnel
  • Personnalité confiante et extravertie
  • Résilience
  • Capacité à tisser des liens
  • Respect de la confidentialité
  • Compétences exceptionnelles en matière de relations interpersonnelles et de résolution des conflits

Échelle salariale: 50 000 $ à 60 000 $ par an (selon l’expérience).

Comment s’inscrire

Black Theatre Workshop s’engage à refléter la diversité de notre communauté. Nous valorisons la diversité de nos effectifs et encourageons les candidatures de tous les candidats qualifiés.

Les candidats intéressés sont invités à soumettre une lettre d’intérêt et un curriculum vitae, y compris les attentes salariales au comité d’embauche par courriel à board@theatrebtw.ca Date de placement ouverte jusqu’à ce qu’elle soit remplie. Date de démarrage en août 2022.

 

JOB POSTING: Producer

 

Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is currently seeking a Producer to build on its 50-year history of artistic growth and success. In partnership with Senior Staff, the Producer has the broad responsibility for the organizing of the theatre’s productions, both in Montreal and on tour, from conception to completion.

Responsibilities of the Producer

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Producer is responsible for all aspects of the company’s productions including the management of calendars, budgets and contracting. The Producer ensures the smooth and efficient operation of productions and provides support as needed to the creative teams.

 

The Producer is responsible for the execution of activities in the following areas:

  • Create and organize production calendars, incorporating deadlines for production elements.
  • Develop and manage production budgets.
  • Create and manage contracts with production specific staff.
  • Management of production meetings and supervision of production specific support staff.
  • Ensure adherence to the Canadian Theatre Agreement, acts as principal contact with the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (CAEA), APASQ, UDA, and any artist union as needed.
  • Coordinate any space requirements including rehearsal space rentals, theatre or venue rentals as needed. Including production liaison for any collaborations, co-productions or presentations of productions with other theatres.
  • Schedule all production meetings and distribute notes as needed.
  • Liaise with the Technical Directors of venues or productions ensuring that the design conception and build is in keeping with the technical specs of the venue.
  • Leader for any occupational health and safety protocols.
  • Develop and/or maintain records of available technical staff including technical directors, stage managers, apprentice managers etc., and maintain strong relationships with the artistic community.
  • Act as a lead and point of contact for rehearsal hall rentals and relations related to rentals of other items.
  • Manage the rehearsal hall calendar including reserving space for internal activities and scheduling external rentals.

Qualifications and key competencies

  • Experience in a non-profit or arts-based organization is a valuable and desired asset
  • Proven aptitude for planning and budgeting
  • Experience leading, empowering and/or mentoring creative teams
  • Strong collaborative decision-making abilities
  • Knowledge of the local and national theatre landscape would be a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; professional fluency in French required

Traits and characteristics

  • Foresight to envision and champion new ideas and concepts
  • Capability to nurture a safe and motivating environment for artists
  • Confident and outgoing personality
  • Resilient
  • Relationship builder
  • Respect for confidentiality
  • Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

 Salary range

$20 – 27/hour (based on experience).

30-40 hours a week (average of 35h/week)

2 weeks paid Winter Holiday break

2 weeks summer vacation (additional summertime off can be arranged)

How to apply

Black Theatre Workshop is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We value diversity in our workforce and encourage all applicants who are interested in becoming a producer to apply. This position has the opportunity to be a learning opportunity for someone who is motivated and on the job training or mentoring will be provided.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume to the Managing Director via email at adele@theatrebtw.ca

This posting will remain open until filled. Starting date in September 2022.

 
JOB POSTING: Admin Coordinator

Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is currently seeking an Admin Coordinator to work with our growing mentorship program, currently in its 10th year. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Admin Coordinator has the broad responsibility for the organizing of the administrative aspects of the program, both for the mentorship sessions and any showcase performances.

Responsibilities of the Admin Coordinator:

  • Work in close and regular consultation with Managing Director and ensure that the admin needs of the program are being dealt with as required.
  • Create and organize program calendars for each session.
  • Aid in the development of program budgets, manage and ensure program budgets are adhered to.
  • Create and manage contracts with program participants and artists.
  • Assist as needed on any program funding requests and final reports.
  • Coordinate any information needed for marketing purposes.
  • Develop and/or maintain records of potential emerging artists, and teaching staff, etc., and maintain strong relationships with the artistic community.

Qualifications and key competencies

  • Experience in a non-profit or arts-based organization is a plus
  • Proven aptitude for planning and budgeting
  • Strong collaborative decision-making abilities
  • Knowledge of the local and national theatre landscape would be a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; professional fluency in French required

Traits and characteristics

  • Foresight to envision and champion new ideas and concepts
  • Capability to nurture a safe and motivating environment for artists
  • Confident and outgoing personality
  • Resilient
  • Relationship builder
  • Respect for confidentiality
  • Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

Salary range

$18 – 22/hour (based on experience).

20-30 hours a week (average of 25h/week)

2 weeks paid Winter Holiday break

2 weeks summer vacation (additional summertime off can be arranged)

How to apply

Black Theatre Workshop is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We value diversity in our workforce and encourage all applicants who are interested in becoming a arts administrator to apply. This position has the opportunity to be a learning opportunity for someone who is motivated and on the job training or mentoring will be provided.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume to the Managing Director via email at adele@theatrebtw.ca

This posting will remain open until filled. Starting date in September 2022.

 

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Black Theatre Workshop

Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English-speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.