We’re hiring a General Manager

May 30, 2023

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We’re expanding our team!

Burnt Thicket Theatre is seeking a qualified person for the position of General Manager. We aim to strengthen our staff team’s administrative capacity, to create work opportunities for arts administrators, producers or project managers who resonate with our mission and are committed to living in Saskatoon, and to cultivate a collaborative community within our company.

General Manager position summary

The General Manager supports Burnt Thicket Theatre 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. The General Manager will ensure smooth day-to-day operations, while providing leadership/accountability in the areas of Production, Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, and Development. This is a contract position for 52 hours/month, reporting to the AD, collaborating with all Burnt Thicket staff, plus personal creative 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 experience do you have to offer as a general manager?
  3. What are your administrative and creative strengths?

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

Application closing date:  August 15, 2023

The review of candidates will begin as applications are received and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Start date is negotiable between July 1 – September 1, 2023, but earlier is preferred.

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

Company Background & Statement of Intention

Burnt Thicket Theatre is 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 kindle hopeful change in 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.

Burnt Thicket is committed to building an anti-racist, equitable and inclusive artistic organization. We work to reflect the stories, ideas, concerns, and priorities of the communities we have been entrusted to serve authentically and meaningfully. To address the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous administrators at our organization, and to affirm the importance of diverse lived experiences and perspectives, we encourage and welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

We’re grateful to SK Arts for awarding Burnt Thicket a Professional Arts Organization Core operating grant, which makes expanding our staff capacity possible.

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