Contract Opportunity – Production Manager DEADLINE EXTENDED

Contract Opportunity – Production Manager

Morpheus Theatre is a Calgary-based community theatre company entering our 25th season.  We produce four main productions each year at the Pumphouse Theatre, run a G&S Junior Theatre School program and various educational workshops for adults throughout the season.  Read more about us and our upcoming season at www.morpheustheatre.ca.

 

Morpheus Theatre is seeking a candidate with strong project management and technical theatre knowledge to fill the part-time position of Production Manager. This contract runs from July 23, 2019 to May 31, 2020 with the potential to renew.  The ideal candidate will have a desire to remain with the program for a few years.

It is expected that work will be primarily concentrated around our producing activities, with some planning work throughout the season. The Production Manager is required to attend all production meetings for the 4 main productions, which are typically scheduled bi-weekly, and be available for load-in to the theatre, throughout tech week and the performance run, as needed, and strike.  Tech weeks begin September 22, 2019, December 1, 2019, January 26, 2020, April 26, 2020, and May 3, 2020.

 

The contract fee is set at $4,000; payable $1,000 per main production.

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to work both independently and in close collaboration on tasks
  • Be able to problem-solve calmly and effectively, including when under pressure
  • Be a strong communicator, both in person and in writing
  • Have experience with how to create a budget and track expenses
  • Have knowledge of theatrical sound and lighting equipment
  • Be able to participate ‘hands on’ in set ups and strikes
  • Previous experience as a theatre technical director, production manager or running a venue is an asset

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Production Management and technical support for:
    • Morpheus Theatre’s 4 main productions
    • G&S Junior Theatre School performances (May 2020)
    • Assistance to Morpheus’ one-act play
  • Reporting to the Artistic Director, ensure issues are escalated appropriately
  • Attend and chair all production meetings
  • Liaise between directors, stage managers and designers throughout rehearsals, runs, tech, and performances
  • Sourcing, renting and purchasing materials as necessary for the productions
  • Schedule and run tech days in the theatre space, ensuring there is adequate volunteers for light hangs and set load-in and strike
  • Liaising with the venue
  • Ensuring that the productions are aware of and complying to the requirements of the rental agreement.
  • Providing technical assistance for productions as required
  • Available on an on-call basis between load-in and strike to troubleshoot technical problems that may arise during the run of a show

 

We are committed to employment equity and diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We will happily provide training and opportunities for growth for the right candidate to be successful in this position.

If you have any questions or are interested in applying please email the Artistic Director at the address below.  Applications should include your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and your artistic practice.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Contact:

               Sean Anderson
               Artistic Director
               Email: info@morpheustheatre.ca

Deadline for Applications: July 25, 2019

 

Contract Opportunity – Production Manager

 

Morpheus Theatre’s Annual Booksale Fundraiser is BACK!

Morpheus Theatre will be holding our Annual Book Sale Fundraiser!

Friday August 30, 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday August 31, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday Sept 1, 10:00 – 6:00

at Books Between Friends (3434-34 Street NE, Behind Value Village beside Urban Thrift)

We welcome donations of books until August 31st at our home at Morpheus Theatre (3512-5 Avenue NW).

We encourage you to check out the large selection of books at very affordable prices! Proceeds from the book sale support Morpheus Theatre’s productions this season.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you for joining us for Morpheus Theatre’s 24th Season of Shows Worth Seeing!

Each year Calgary-ACTS sponsors the CAT Awards – Calgary’s “Community Theatre Awards”. This event is held towards the end of August to celebrate the previous season of Community Theatre Productions. Nominations for the CAT Awards are accepted from theatre audiences and the Calgary-ACTS Adjudication team from September to June for all eligible Community Theatre Productions in the Calgary area.

If you saw a great performance this year, we encourage you to nominate an artist to recognize their work.  (That includes off-stage production artists as well!) Click on the following link to honour our volunteers!  www.calgary-acts.com/nomination.php

 

Names of all the actors, directors, designers and other production members can be found in the following links:

For Unnecessary Farce, click here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=unnecessary-farce
For One Bad Apple, click here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=one-bad-apple
For Shakespeare in Love, click here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=shakespeare-in-love
For Princess Ida, click here:  https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?portfolio=princess-ida

 

Our 25th Season of Shows Worth Seeing!

Lend Me A Tenor, Sept 27 – Oct 5, 2019
Miracle on 34th Street, Dec 6 – 14, 2019
The Graduate, Jan 31 – Feb 15, 2020
The Pirates of Penzance, May 1 – May 16, 2020

 

Join us in Celebrating our 25th SILVER SEASON with Season Tickets! Season ticket holders get HUGE discounts, and best seating! Find the details here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?page_id=3165

Thank you for supporting Morpheus Theatre!