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Company Manager

Title: Company manager
Reports to: Managing director & CEO, and artistic director
Hours: Full-time

Calgary Opera’s Mission

Calgary Opera engages our entire community with innovative and inspiring operas in a multitude of forms and venues, and through educational activities and the training of young Canadian artists while developing our people and managing our operations in a fiscally sound and efficient manner.

Calgary Opera’s Vision

Calgary Opera aspires to be a leader in the opera field, known for its intensive collaboration with arts organizations of all sizes, a thoughtful balance of traditional classics and more alternative works, and a mix of larger-scale and smaller artistic projects. The company will rely on a network of diverse sources to recruit artistic and operational talent, with a strong commitment to develop and showcase top Canadian talent.

Summary

The company manager is a key member of the leadership team and is responsible for the administrative aspects of the artistic department. The company manager will be a point of contact for all artists prior to the beginning of the rehearsal process.

The company manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Artistic contracts.
  • Immigration applications as required.
  • Housing for artists as required.
  • Arrange transportation for artists as required (pick-ups at airports).

Qualifications:

  • At least five years experience in a performing arts organization.
  • Detailed oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge and experience in working directly with artists/agents.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced work environment and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and weekends, during performances.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with artists/agents to confirm interest and availability as requested by artistic director.
  • Negotiate and execute contracts for all artists as needed.
  • Contract all chorus members, supers and other performers for each production.
  • Post and schedule audition calls, this includes organizing travel for staff members when auditions held outside of Calgary.
  • Prepare and submit all immigration forms for foreign artists, ensuring compliance with Canadian Government Foreign Labour requirements.
  • Coordinate travel logistics and accommodations for out of town artists as required.
  • Obtain artists bio and headshots for program playbill in a timely manner.
  • Develop a strong understanding of Opera Agreement with Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
  • Manage budgets for the artistic department.
  • Arrange appreciation events for artists and chorus, including backstage production food, closing night pizza parties and chorus dinner.
  • Assist out of town artists when medical attention is required.
  • Attend rehearsals and performances as requested.
  • Maintain artistic files.
  • Assist staff with business travel as required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of Government Immigration Portal is an asset.
  • Prior exposure to Canadian Actors’ Equity Association agreement is an asset.
  • Prior experience in the non-profit performing arts sector.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume with references to Tessa Chan, Director of Finance, by email to tchan@calgaryopera.com.

Deadline for Submissions: October 18, 2019, or until a suitable candidate has been found
Start Date: Negotiable

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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