Realwheels theatre is an award-winning theatre company with a mandate to create and produce performances that deepen understanding of the disability experience. We have an exciting opportunity to launch a three year actor training program customized to persons who live with disability. The Realwheels Acting Academy launched in September 2021.
The Manager will bring a unique combination of being able to manage day-to-day operations such as dealing with the instructors and students with a compassionate, solution-focused mindset; while also being a big-picture thinker who is ready and able to build networks and take the Academy to the next stage of development.
We’re looking for an individual who possesses tremendous entrepreneurial, organizational and fundraising skill to administer and grow this equity-based artist training project. The Acting Academy Manager will be charged with oversight and management of all facets of the training program’s operations as well as the development of artistic, strategic and funding partners for future growth.
This position is responsible for strategic, academic and administrative leadership and intersects education, management, theatre and disability sectors.
The ideal candidate will be independent, resourceful, entrepreneurial and passionate about advancing this equity initiative, with the following skills/experience:
$28 - $32/hour (plus GST as applicable)
Hours & Location
The Academy Manager will work approx 18 hours per week and, while the hours are flexible, it is expected that the majority of the work will be done between M-F 9-6pm. The Manager must be available to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3-6pm throughout the academic year.
Realwheels believes in a flexible work environment and supports individuals doing their best work regardless of the location. While the Manager must be able to occasionally meet at our office and attend the Academy classes bi-weekly in Vancouver, other work may be done remotely or at our dedicated office space.
The expected start date is December 2021 with funding in place to continue until the end of September 2024 (with the possibility of extension).
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