Assistant Production Manager

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Assistant Production Manager

This is a term position ending September 9, 2022.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.
We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as Minhrpa (translated in Stoney Nakoda as the waterfalls) and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.

The Opportunity

The assistant production manager is responsible for delivering the day to day production and stage management needs of performing arts events, and assists in the production planning process by advising and assisting the Technical Director. The primary function is to provide the expertise required for the smooth and efficient presentation of all programs and events, thus contributing to the artistic and staging success of the Banff Centre programming and events, presentations, and shows. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of all artist production equipment.

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to technical director, performing arts, below are some key accountabilities.

Production Management:

  • In conjunction with technical director, provide input on production resources required (staff scheduling, facilities, equipment) for all programs, concerts, and events.
  • Liaise with performers, faculty, technical direction, all production departments on all day to day and event needs and production requests (including scheduling queries, equipment and facility requests etc.).
  • Execute and operate technical requirements (sound/lighting/staging/rigging/video) as required provided by the artistic directors, program managers, and external clients.
  • Determine the most efficient and cost effective methods of providing all necessary production requirements for presentations and develop accurate costings.
  • Review in consultation with the technical director the production requirements for each program or event and generate or adjust working drawings in computer drafting programs as necessary.
  • Adhere to deadlines and apply appropriate production techniques and methods to provide the quality, efficiency and support level required by Performing Arts.
  • Assist in preparation of production schedules and actively participate in the planning stages of each program and event.
  • Be knowledgeable of related industry trends to include the application of up-to-date techniques and use of special materials and current health and safety standards as well as being familiar with the accident prevention manual.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of production and/or stage management and technical experience.
  • A university degree relating to technical theatre, music or audio production.
  • The incumbent must possess an acceptable level of technical skills as related to computer programs, theatre staging, theatre lighting, sound reinforcement, audio and video production.
  • The incumbent must possess strong inter-personal, planning and communication skills, and be adept at problem solving and decision-making.

Special Requirements: Due to the nature of the job, this position requires the candidate to be available to work a flexible, irregular schedule and weekends.

Employment Terms and Benefits:

  • In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500-hour probationary period.
  • This position pays between $27.06 to $30 per hour based on experience, working 40 hours per week on a rotating schedule.

Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:

  • Staff housing options (based on availability).
  • Professional development.
  • Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts.
  • Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new staff!

Application Process

We are accepting applications for the assistant production manager position until 11:59pm on June 27, 2022.

Please apply directly on the Banff Centre careers page, visit

Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.

Visa Requirements: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

All Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Employees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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