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Program Manager, Performing Arts

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Closing Date: March 10, 2024
  • Location: Banff, Alberta
  • Salary: $63,724 - $97,599 Annually

Company Overview

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

Job Description

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as “Minhrpa” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “the waterfalls”) and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.

The Opportunity

As a member of a program management team, the Banff Centre is in search of a Program Manager that will be responsible for the project management of an assigned portfolio of projects primarily related to the Performing Arts program delivery. 

This Performing Arts portfolio encompasses programming in the areas of theatre, dance, and opera. A critical success metric is translating the vision of the director and faculty into an achievable, executable, program within the constraints of Banff Centre’s facilities, physical location, and staff resources. The program manager in this area should have a knowledge of the artistic disciplines as well as an understanding of the operational time and resources required to execute each program.

This position will be charged with the project management, implementation, and quality control of assigned programs and events in alignment with a strong project management approach that supports the delivery of high-quality programs.

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, below are some key responsibilities:

  • Accountable for documenting the project plan, scope of the program, scheduling, project deliverables, resourcing, quality control and implementation of arts and leadership programming at Banff Centre as assigned, based on program and scheduling priorities determined between the Arts, Operations, Development, Finance and Program Administration.
  • Manage the day-to-day project management for the assigned programs, aligning the programs and associated events with Banff Centre’s values and strategic objectives, ensuring that all programs are built and delivered in line with Banff Centre’s design signature—transformative learning experiences for every participant.
  • Develop processes for regularly communicating and reporting on program milestones, key deliverables, updates, and risk mitigation in consultation with the Managing Director, Program Management and Coordination and Resource Management, as well as in discussions with the Arts and Leadership teams and Operations Teams.
  • Align resource requests, planning, and allocation for programs within approved plans and budgets as well as within established deadlines and in consultation with delivery areas.
  • This position must understand and respect the planning and operating needs of facilities, site-specific locations, production and co-ordination needs, and hospitality standing.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in a regular process of program and events planning review and evaluation that ensures the highest ethical standards in project implementation activities and make appropriate recommendations as appropriate.
 Qualification and Educational Requirements
  • 5+ years of proven program management experience, preferably within a creative environment.
  • University degree in an arts discipline, or related area of study.
  • 5+ years of project management experience.
  • Strong arts background in Performing Arts (theatre, dance and/or Opera).
  • Experience building and managing programming budgets.
  • Proven analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid understanding of program and events, marketing, promotion and production.
  • Production and or post-secondary institution experience is an asset, as is literacy across a broad range of arts disciplines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Special Requirements
  • This position may require the candidate to be available to work a flexible, irregular schedule and weekends.
Employment Terms and Benefits
  • In accordance with the terms of employment governing Management/PSP employees, this is a salaried, fulltime position, subject to a 6-month probationary period.
  • The successful candidate will enjoy twenty paid vacation days and four personal days annually, extended medical and dental benefits, and participation in an employer-matched pension plan.
  • Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
    • Transitional staff housing options (based on availability)
    • Professional Development
    • Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts
    • Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new staff!

Application Process

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Closing Date: March 10, 2024
  • Location: Banff, Alberta
  • Salary: $63,724 - $97,599 Annually