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Strategic Business Manager

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

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  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 4 months ago
  • Closing Date: June 21, 2023
  • Location: Saskatoon
  • Salary: $28-30 per hour

Company Overview

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival (SOTS) is a vibrant part of the Saskatoon theatre community. Our festival has been a staple of summer in Saskatoon since 1985, attracting over 10,000 visitors annually. Each year, our audience joins us to enjoy dynamic interpretations of classic Shakespeare plays, as well as other works by local and Canadian artists all on the backdrop of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River and our brand-new festival site on the Meewasin Trail.

Paramount in our thoughts is how our organization can change now that we inhabit a public space 365 days of the year. In many ways, this is a rebirth phase for the festival as we look to what the next 40 years will be.

Our Purpose

We engage our community through professional and innovative productions that draw inspiration and energy from Shakespeare’s works and their legacy.

Our Guiding Values

These principles are accountabilities that guide our decision-making, our interactions with each other, and how we work with those we serve.


     Collaboration: Our commitment to listening and cooperating with each other and our community in the pursuit of shared goals. We actively contribute to our community and strive to be good neighbours.

     Innovation: Our commitment to challenging and improving the status quo with open minds that explore the merits of new ideas and perspectives. We engage in experimentation and are committed to continuous learning.

     Play: Our commitment to foster celebration and fun.

     Professionalism: Our commitment to fostering the traits that make our people and productions exceptional. Integrity and quality are fundamental to who we are and how we do things. Our commitment to employ and develop local theatre practitioners endures.

     Reconciliation, Equity & Inclusion: Our commitment to fairness and consideration of diverse peoples and perspectives to foster a sense of safety and belonging. We create work that strives to impact people from all backgrounds. We respect the need to make right with all our relations and recognize that we are all Treaty people.

     Stewardship: Our commitment to the careful and responsible management of all that is entrusted to our care.


SOTS strives for a welcoming and inclusive environment where each team member can have a voice and be heard. In the search for a Strategic Business Manager, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, and beliefs. We encourage submissions from candidates of Indigenous and diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals who identify as having a disability.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in organizational development in the role of Strategic Business Manager. The Strategic Business Manager (SBM) is a part-time,14 month term position that has been established to provide strategic leadership and manage all business aspects of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s (SOTS) operations and programs. This individual will provide high level leadership to ensure the theatre is effectively meeting its financial, operational, and strategic goals while also working collaboratively with existing staff and the Artistic Director to ensure the daily operations of the company are managed effectively. The SBM will establish business systems and structures that enable the artistic vision of the organization to be met in an efficient and sustainable manner well into the future.



The ideal candidate(s) will be able to identify strengths in each of the following areas:


        Leadership and Strategic Management – You will enhance SOTS’ long-term success by establishing structures and systems that enable the organization to deliver on its strategic priorities and providing team-based collaborative leadership that motivates, inspires, and nurtures the unique contributions of each member of the organization.

        Financial Management – You will oversee and execute all financial aspects of SOTS and ensure that financial management processes are built upon sound financial and business practices, meeting fiscal targets that are carried out in accordance with the Board of Directors.

        Operations Management – You will optimize the effectiveness of SOTS’ operations by establishing and leading business practices that create the highest level of efficiency possible.

        Revenue Generation – You will help maximize SOTS’ revenue potential by overseeing and directing revenue generation to ensure revenue goals are met in a manner that aligns with SOTS’ stated Mandate, Vision, Mission, and Values.

        Human Resources – You will develop and implement effective people-centered processes for attracting, training, developing, coaching, motivating, managing, and retaining high-quality staff.

In the cover letter, applicants should speak to their suitability as outlined in the Job Description, found by clicking here, or by visiting the Careers tab under ‘About Us’ on our website.

We encourage you to reference specific examples pulled from your experiences in your responses. SOTS values experiences from both paid and unpaid work, including training, education, volunteer work, activism, and arts practice.


     Salary range: $28 to $32/hr plus vacation

     Paid professional development leave

     Access to Benefits Program including extended health, dental, and life insurance after 3-month probation

     Flexible hours/schedule

     Use of timebank system where time in lieu can be taken off at a later date


Application Process

The position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by June 21, 2023 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

This is a part-time year-round position with a target start date of July 12, 2023 . Though working remotely can be considered, it is expected that the successful candidate(s) will reside primarily in Saskatoon.

Applicants are asked to provide a single PDF submission of a cover letter and resume which can be sent via email to the head of the Board of Directors’ HR Committee, Laura Negraeff Please put in the email subject line: Your last name followed by 2023SBMsearch. For example, Jones2023SBMsearch

Please contact us if you require any accommodations or supports for the submission process.

For more information about SOTS, please visit and explore our website and/or contact our General Manager, Melanie Rogowski at 306-653-2300.

  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 4 months ago
  • Closing Date: June 21, 2023
  • Location: Saskatoon
  • Salary: $28-30 per hour