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Production Manager

Perchance Theatre

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  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Salary: $1300-1400.00 weekly

Company Overview



Making innovative, immersive outdoor theatre with sails covering the audience all nestled next to the ocean – that is what the team at Perchance Theatre do.  Just 45 minutes outside the capital city of St. John’s NL, you will find us making our unique, award-winning, brand of theatre magic.  Classics are our main focus, with new works and visiting guest performers, rounding out our beloved summer festival.  We are looking for people who love making excellent ensemble theatre, and who love the outdoors, to join our team of passionate professionals.

Our theatre hires following the DOT Tier One from CAEA.  Our work is created with a focus on the outdoor environment and live creation and as such we have extremely basic lighting, and do mostly live sound/music scapes.  Our technical needs focus more on set and props and always creating with an eye to responsible environmental practices.  Where possible we reuse and recycle existing theatre elements to minimize our impact.

Perchance Theatre is the province’s only professional, classical theatre company.  The vision, that of becoming a world-renowned destination that draws the participation of artists and audiences from around the globe, is becoming a reality.  With a focus on the power of words, ideas, and epic stories, we are building a new hub of inspiration and creation at Perchance.  


Since 2014:

Perchance was listed #1 of the six most Unique Ways to Experience Shakespeare in Canada by UK In Canada Magazine. 

Produced 24 critically acclaimed productions using some of the province’s, nations, and even the world’s top artists.

Welcomed over 20,000 people into our theatre!

Winner of the BDC Tourism Innovator Award 2022 presented by Hospitality NL in recognition for outstanding commitment and passion in the NL tourism industry.


This little theatre company that could, is getting stronger every year, and we can only do it because ideas are bigger than individuals.  Perchance, like all theatre, exists only in community.  Together we are powerful.


Job Description



Perchance Theatre seeks a Production Manager to join us. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, talented, flexible, individual with a deep love of making theatre magic, especially in unique environments.


Reporting to, and working closely with, the Artistic Producer, the successful candidate will be overseeing all production aspects from conception to completion of the 2024 summer repertory season.  Starting on a part time basis, and becoming full time during the summer, this position can begin remotely if needed.  


Also on the management team will be an office administrator who will work closely with the PM on budget and expenditure tracking.



  • Overseeing the production team (crew, designers, productions assistants, etc.) throughout the pre-production/rehearsal/production processes.

  • Work with AP on hiring of staff

  • Contract staff in conjunction with AP and Office Administration

  • Creating production calendars & working with TD to make tech week schedules for the repertory season in accordance with CAEA Dance Opera Theatre (DOT) Agreement.

  • Work both indoors and outdoors in Conception Harbour, NL

  • Overseeing departmental budgets to make sure all departments work within budget

  • Overseeing all departments to make sure rehearsals and design/construction is going on time and on budget.

  • Oversight of rentals, returns, storage of equipment for the rehearsal hall and the theatre. 

  • Attend all production, company and staff meetings, dress rehearsals for each production, and participate in the planning and coordination of all production week activities.

  • Chair production meetings (creating schedule, agendas, and taking minutes).

  • Acting as site manager for the theatre during the performance season, maintaining the venue and assisting all departments as needed.

  • Working with Box Office, Technical team, and Stage Management to ensure flow of shows, change over times, etc with events/performances.

  • Other duties to be discussed in interviews.

  • Ensure that health and safety policies and procedures are met.  Review all relevant health and safety policies before any work is done, and bring any necessary changes or updates to the attention of the Artistic Producer and Office Administrator on a timely basis.


  • Graduate from an accredited post secondary institution in the field of theatrical production, or relevant experience. 

  • A thorough and current understanding theatre management, festival management considered an asset.  

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Strong team player.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Working at heights

  • Comfort working on both A frame and Extension ladders

  • Strength in solving interpersonal conflict.

  • The ability to remain calm, positive and focused in a high pressure and deadline based environment.

  • First aid training is considered an asset.

  • Drivers license required


SALARY: $1300-1400.00 weekly 

DURATION: 18-21 weeks tbd [Anticipated Start Date: week of April 1st].  It starts with part time work and becomes full time in May.


To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to

Please include in the subject line: Production Manager . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We thank all applicants but will respond only to those selected for an interview. 


  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Salary: $1300-1400.00 weekly