We’re hiring a General Manager

September 28, 2022


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We’re expanding our team!

Burnt Thicket Theatre is seeking a qualified individual for the position of General Manager. We aim to strengthen our staff team’s administrative capacity, create work opportunities for theatre artists/arts administrators/self-producers committed to living in Saskatoon, offer mentorship to individuals interested in Burnt Thicket’s mission, and cultivate a collaborative community within our company.

We’re grateful to SK Arts for awarding us a Professional Arts Organization Core operating grant this season, which makes our staff expansion possible.

General Manager

The General Manager supports BTT’s operations by collaborating closely with the Artistic Director to develop annual operating budgets, to grow fundraising partnerships and industry relationships, by managing financials, operations and productions, human resources, as well as supervising administration and marketing, along with growing a staff team culture that supports a cooperative and productive work environment. This is a contract position for 52 hours/month, reporting to the Artistic Director, supporting productions and events in collaboration with BTT staff, plus personal artistic development.

Suggested qualifications for the position include experience in managing a staff team, excellent time management, expertise in communications, financial management, marketing, funding development, and/or production management. The position requires minimum 2 years of post-secondary education as well as a minimum 4 years of relevant experience. Previous experience in administrative management and development is required, preferably in theatre or creative industries.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter (see details below) and a resume with references by email to:

Stephen Waldschmidt, Artistic Director, Burnt Thicket Theatre, stephen@burntthicket.com, 50 Neilson Cres, Saskatoon, SK S7H 3N5.

In your one page (max) cover letter please answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to be a part of the Burnt Thicket team?
  2. What skills and experience do you have to offer as a general manager?
  3. What are your administrative and creative strengths?

We thank all applicants for their interest in Burnt Thicket Theatre, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For an informal discussion about the job, please call Stephen Waldschmidt, Artistic Director, at 306-222-9226.

Application Closing date:  Nov 1, 2022
Interviews: Nov 2-14, 2022
Start date: Nov 15, 2022

Burnt Thicket Theatre will consider all qualified applicants equally, regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, marital status or disability.

About Burnt Thicket Theatre

We’re an independent professional company producing live theatre and online performance that brings awareness to real issues in our community, planting seeds for positive social change. Our mission is to tell stories that change people’s lives. We lead artists and audiences to live more intentionally for the common good of Canadian society. Our vision is a world of hopeful people who know their immeasurable value in the midst of brokenness and who work together towards a shared future marked by justice, equality and love. Created in 2007 in Calgary, Burnt Thicket moved to Saskatoon in 2017. In those years we have generated 8 professional touring productions (6 world premieres) which performed in 27 cities across Canada from Halifax to Victoria, along with two original fiction podcast series available worldwide, and a host of other performance events, that have been experienced by tens of thousands of audience members and garnered critical acclaim.

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