Job Posting: Manager of Operations and Facility Sales, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Beautifully situated in the heart of Southern Ontario, between the waterfront of Lake Ontario and the serene beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, the City of Burlington’s 160,000+ residents make up one Ontario’s fastest growing prosperous communities.

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is located at the corner of Elgin and Locust streets in downtown Burlington and has been open since the fall of 2011. The Burlington Performing Arts Centre provides an excellent venue to showcase the world’s top talent, and provides a gathering place for the community of Burlington and surrounding areas. The Centre also hosts conferences and community events.

Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the incumbent is a member of the senior management team, who is responsible for rental sales, building and production management of The Centre’s facilities and all events and activities.  This position supports the Executive Director with management of general operations of the facilities, including planning, budgeting, monitoring and analyzing rental business, The Centre’s presentation series and other activities.  Plans, sets budgets for and implements operations of The Centre’s facilities including facility rentals, production operations, front of house operations and building maintenance and upkeep. Plans, sets budgets for and implements capital upgrades of The Centre’s facilities.  Builds strong relationships with rental clients, artists’ managers, The Centre’s staff and City of Burlington staff to deliver smooth operation of all technical and front of house aspects for all events and activities.

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is looking for a dynamic professional with event and facility management experience as well as previous experience in the operation of a performing arts centre. Must have good working knowledge of financial statements and budget application as well as the ability to write and prepare comprehensive grant applications and contracts. Incumbent will be as strong team player.

The successful candidate will have completed a bachelor degree in fine arts – technical theatre or completed community college or University Degree in Theatre Production, 2 years with practical experience. Minimum 10 years experience in the performing arts/entertainment sector or theatre setting at a senior level. Experience with building strong relationships with a diverse set of clients, both not for profit and commercial. Minimum 7 years production management experience. Thorough understanding of sound, lighting, carpentry and rigging practices for the theatre with a minimum of 5 years experience in at least one area.

Standard hours of work will be 80 hours bi-weekly. There will be requirements to work flex time with evening and weekend work.

Commensurate with experience. Includes an excellent benefits package.

PLEASE SUBMIT cover letter and curriculum vitae as follows:

Electronically:  (Please include Manager Operations in subject line)
Fax: (905) 681-6002
Mail: 440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on March 7th, 2014.

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