Job Title: Festival Producer
Hours: 35 hours/week average
Term: 10 month contract, Full-time
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature cultural events.
Taking place over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work
in the live performing arts: theatre, dance, music, and various forms of multimedia and hybrid
performance. The next edition of the PuSh Festival takes place January 17 to February 5, 2023
at venues across Greater Vancouver.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is seeking a keen and passionate individual to
make a meaningful contribution to one of Vancouver’s most significant cultural organizations in
the role of Festival Producer (contract).
This position is responsible for supporting Festival planning, contract preparation with presented
artists and co-presenting partners, and festival budgets. Reporting to the Director of
Programming, the Producer also works closely with other members of the Collaborative
Leadership Team, the Production Manager, and other seasonal staff to ensure that the artistic
work at the Festival is produced with care and presented in the best possible circumstances.
You are professional, outgoing, unflappable, and adaptive. You have previous experience
producing in the performing arts and are a born organizer with top-notch communications skills
and a keen eye for detail. You are seeking a flexible, fun, fulfilling work experience that
challenges you to perform at your very best. You are looking to apply your talents to an
organization that animates culture and accelerates social change through the performing arts.
You are passionate about creating positive audience and artist experiences, and keen to be part
of a high-performing, collaborative, and highly engaged team.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
● Provide support to the Collaborative Leadership Team in negotiating and preparing
contracts with presented artists/companies, touring and presentation partners, venues,
and other key stakeholders.
● Maintain project budgets, working closely with senior management and Production
Manager to ensure projections are accurate and up to date, and financials are reconciled
in a timely fashion.
● Develop and maintain a work plan and timeline to ensure that the myriad components of
the 2023 PuSh program are completed on time, on budget, and in such a way that the
artistic work is produced and presented in the best possible circumstances.
● Anticipate and manage artistic needs within the constraints of schedules and budgets.
● Manage travel planning for visiting artists.
● Acquire performance rights and licenses where necessary.
● Work with the Production Department to determine technical needs / costs for proposed
and confirmed programming.
● Work with the Director of Operations to ensure proper tracking and reporting of projects.
● Assist the Collaborative Leadership Team with general festival planning including PuSh
Assembly and Industry Series.
● Participate in and represent the Society at events, meetings, the Festival and other
activities as necessary.
● Support the efforts of the Society and other Society personnel as necessary.
● Attend regular production meetings of the staff and contractors as scheduled by the
Collaborative Leadership Team team.
Other duties and responsibilities may be required.
● 3+ years of experience working in a professional performing arts context.
● Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and coordinate and motivate groups of
● A positive attitude and unflappable approach to managing through competing priorities.
● Strong attention to detail and high level of thoroughness.
● Demonstrated ability to manage budgets accurately.
● Experience and passion for working with artists, companies and production personnel.
● Previous experience working in a festival environment.
● Knowledge/experience with international touring, including tax and visa requirements.
WHY JOIN US?
We strive to offer a competitive salary based upon experience, plus opportunity to participate in
an extended health benefits plan, Festival tickets, and development opportunities.
Salary range based on a per annum salary of $49,140-52,000, prorated to the length of the
contract, plus extended health benefits package. Full-time, 43 week (10 month) contract with
anticipated start date of early June, 2022.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to
with the subject line “Festival Producer” no later than 5pm on Friday, May 20th, 2022. In
your cover letter, let us know what excites you about working with the PuSh Festival, and tell us
why this position is the right step for you and your career at this time. Only those selected for
interviews will be contacted.
We strongly encourage applications from members of communities that are marginalized or that
experience structural discrimination including those identifying as Indigenous, Black, people of
colour, members of non-dominant ethnic, religious, linguistic, and/or cultural groups, women,
(im)migrants/newcomers, people with (dis)abilities, and LGBTQ2S+ people, and we strongly
encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they feel comfortable in doing so. In
order to achieve a representative team, preference may be given to applicants self-declaring as
being a member of one or more of the groups identified above. We believe that a staff that
reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission
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