TITLE: Interim Operations Manager
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time Temporary Employment: 12-15 months
REPORTS TO: Artistic Producer
POSTING DATE: December 16, 2021
CLOSING DATE: January 16, 2022
TARGET START DATE: February 14, 2022
A not-for-profit organization and registered charity, Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre (WWPT) is a professional, Edmonton-based theatre company that supports, develops, and champions the work of playwrights in Alberta and across Canada at all experience levels. The company acts as a launch pad for works that illuminate issues important to our time, reflect the diversity of our country, advance equity, and build community. WWPT connects Albertans to professional theatre that is daring, diverse and dynamic, including mainstage productions, a new play festival, play readings, classes, workshops, residencies, vibrant outreach, and public engagement initiatives. We serve our community by providing quality artistic programming created by local artists at affordable prices and opportunities for artistic development and playwriting education to artists and the public.
WWPT is currently recruiting for an Interim Operations Manager to maintain the organization’s ongoing operations, programming initiatives, project management, and development planning during a maternity leave. This includes being responsible for the day-to-day administration, financials, and operations of WWPT.
The Operations Manager reports to and supports the Artistic Producer in carrying out WWPT’s mission and advancing the organization’s current strategic priorities, including facility management of a theatre venue.
Administrative and Operational Management
WWPT has moved to a hybrid operational model through the COVID-19 pandemic, with a flexible work-from-home and office schedule, however more time at the venue/offices is required. There is regular contact with stakeholders and the public through digital platforms, and in-person at the WWPT theatre venue and offices, as well as around Edmonton on occasion. This position will involve occasional evening and weekend work.
There are some physical requirements such as setting up of tables and chairs for meetings/rentals, moving production or meeting-related items in and out of vehicles, and travelling off-site to other locations to make purchases.
HOW TO APPLY:
Visit https://www.workshopwest.org/employment. Fill out the application form by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below, no later than 11:59pm MST on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF document addressed to Artistic Producer, Heather Inglis. Your cover letter and resume should clearly outline previous work experience relating to the position. Only applications received through the application form will be accepted. Emailed applications will not be considered.
Interviews will take place in-person January 24 – February 4, 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a minimum of 3 references and may be asked to enter a second phase of the hiring process, during which they may be asked to complete certain tasks demonstrating certain abilities specifically related to the position. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in paid orientation/training for a minimum 3-week period prior to the current Operations Manager’s maternity leave start date. *The selected applicant must be willing to provide a valid police security clearance at their own expense prior to their hiring.
As an equal opportunity and inclusive employer, WWPT welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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