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Employment Opportunities with The Savoy Theatre

April 23, 2019 | The Savoy Theatre has job openings for a Business Manager and Director of Programming. See full details below and contact Pam Leader at pamleader@savoytheatre.com with any questions. Deadline to apply is April 26th, 2019.

Position: Business Manager


• Post secondary education in business or related field or 5 to 7 years relevant work experience.

• Must have 3 to 5 years’ experience as a business manager in theatre or a similar field.

• Must have a working knowledge of financial statements including budgeting and forecasting.

• Have demonstrated experience in relationship building. Relationship building within the three levels of government considered an asset.

• Possess demonstrated skill in the area of HR Management.

• Experience with boards and board structure considered an asset.

• Possess a strong commitment to grow the organization.

• Possess excellent time management skill.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

• Work in a collaborative nature with staff and artists.

• Have a knowledge of or be willing to learn the Occupational Health and Safety

requirements within Nova Scotia.

• Proficiency in Theatre Manager software is considered an asset


• Oversee the scheduling of staff as well as recruitment, training, performance reviews and other activities involving personnel;

• Monitor day to day operations to ensure all aspects are completed on time and in an efficient and productive manner;

• Coordinate with other staff members to facilitate communication for the smooth running of the theatre;

• Create forecasts for projects and proposals for government funding initiatives with associated staff members and develop initiatives to achieve these goals; 

• Review financial reports for accuracy, completeness and whether they are in line withcurrent projections and ultimate business goals; 

• Understand the inner workings of the theatre, including the organization chart, policies and other components;

• Build relationships with staff members, clients, patron and other key players, and create a sustainable communication system;

• Ensure compliance with government regulations and company policies across the entire company, including implementing risk management and safety guidelines.


Position: Director of Programming


• MUST have a post secondary education in a theatric field or relevant field or equivalent knowledge and experience

• Must have 5 -7 years’ experience in a supervisory/management role in theatre

• Demonstrated HR experience

• Possess knowledge of budgets and generally accepted accounting principles

• Knowledge of provincial and federal funding available to Arts and Culture

• Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Able to develop relationships quickly with all stakeholders

• Must have knowledge of the consumer spending patterns in the current economic climate

• Knowledge of the Food Service Industry considered and asset

• Proficiency in Theatre Manager software is considered an asset

• A developed rapport within the theatre community is considered an asset (local and national)

• Be open to recommendations made by staff and the Board with regards to operations

• Be comfortable in a behind the scenes role

• Must have knowledge of event planning/fundraising

• Organization a key


• Plan program content for the upcoming year and beyond

• Prepare budgets required for each production and event

• Select appropriate talent through the audition process

• Manage the operations of dinner theatre

• Form relations ships with current sponsors, plan packages and recruit new sponsors

• Recruit and hire all non-talent positions for a production i.e., director, stage manager, production manager

• Contracting staff both through Canadian Actors Equity and Non-Equity

• Fundraising

• Handle all aspects of the rental process including artistic riders, rental contracts and managing of ticket sales

• Act as a liaison between actors, talent and management

• Organizing of all schedules for rentals, productions, rehearsals along with lobby performances

• Have a knowledge of or be willing to learn the Occupational Health and Safety requirements within Nova Scotia.

How to apply:

Deadline: Accepting applicants until April 26th . Please send resumes to pamleader@savoytheatre.com

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