Company Manager

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Company Manager

Calgary Opera’s mission is to engage the community with innovative and inspiring operas in a multitude of forms and venues, while educating and training young Canadian artists. They could not do this without the help of their dedicated staff. Calgary Opera is looking for their next company manager to make an impact on their busy team. This role will report to the director of operations and is a key member of the leadership team. They will be responsible for administrative aspects in the artistic department and will be a point of contact for all artists prior to the beginning of the rehearsal process.

As the Company Manager your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with artists/agents to confirm interest and availability as requested by the artistic director.
  • Negotiating and executing contracts for all artists, as needed.
  • Contracting all chorus members, Supers, and other performers for each production.
  • Posting and scheduling audition calls including organizing travel for staff members when auditions are held outside of Calgary.
  • Preparing and submitting all immigration forms for foreign artists, ensuring compliance with Canadian Government Foreign Labour requirements.
  • Coordinating Travel logistics and accommodations for out-of-town artists, as required.
  • Obtaining artists bio and headshots for program playbills.
  • Developing a strong understanding of the Opera Agreement with Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and other unions.
  • Managing budgets for the artistic department.
  • Arranging appreciation events for Artists and Chorus including backstage production food, closing night pizza parties, and chorus dinners.
  • Assisting out of town artists if medical attention is required.
  • Attending rehearsals and performances, as requested.
  • Maintaining artistic files.

The right candidate will demonstrate on their resume:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a performing arts organization.
  • Knowledge and experience working directly with artists/agents.
  • Prior experience with Tessitura or a similar database.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in a non-profit environment is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Government Immigration Portal is an asset.
  • Prior exposure to Canadian Actors’ Equity Association agreement is an asset.

During the interview process, we will be looking for behaviours that demonstrate:

  • Outstanding written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, deal with competing priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced work environment and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule which includes various evenings and weekends, and the ability to attend all performances.
  • Interest to work in a highly team-oriented environment.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a must have.
  • Passion for the performing arts and knowledge of classical music is an asset.

What’s in it for you?

  • A creative environment and a passionate team.
  • Opportunities for growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation and vacation allotment.
  • Excellent health and dental benefits.
  • RRSP matching.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Calgary Opera values diversity in thought as well as representation. They are committed to building an environment that provides a foundation for safety and belonging and are challenging their biases and assumptions daily. Should you need any support during the application or interview process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Think you’d be a good fit?

Please apply online with your cover letter and resume in one document.

While we thank all candidates who apply, we will only be reaching out to candidates who meet the basic requirements on their resume.

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