The Producer supervises and coordinates all aspects of Indian Summer Festival and ISF+ year-round events, efficiently leading and managing a production team to ensure top notch event presentations, from concept to evaluation, ensuring exceptional experiences for artists, volunteers and audiences.
The Producer will report to the Managing Director, work closely with the Artistic Director, and serve as an integral part of the core management team. Reporting to the Producer: Production Manager, Audience Services & Office Administrator, plus a support team of interns, volunteers, contractors and vendors. Overall event production and logistics, including front of house, box office and volunteer management, are the Producer’s responsibilities.
The ideal candidate is both action and detail oriented; able to see the big picture and create a schedule of necessary steps to get there. Cheery but firm and cool under pressure, they enjoy steering and motivating a diverse team and group of vendors. The candidate is a master trouble-shooter, who builds solid plans and is able to roll with sudden changes.
This is a permanent part-time position (3 days or 22.5 hours a week) with increased hours (inclusive of evenings & weekends) during the July festival (July 9-19, 2020) and for special events throughout the year.
Skills & Qualifications
- Event planning/production/hospitality experience a must, ideally in the arts
- Strong leadership skills including the ability to train and manage a team
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
- Clear communication skills and enjoy working with the people
- Know your way around a budget
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with intermediate skills in Excel
- Ability to work flexible hours and capacity to work under pressure
- Embody our vision and ensure that all team members, vendors, volunteers, audience members and artists are respected, cared for and made to feel welcome
- Knowledge of South Asian arts and artists and their staging/performance is a plus
- License to drive in British Columbia is a plus
- Sense of humour, a cool head and problem solving skills a must
The ISAS office is one big open concept room, with natural light (including skylights). It is filled with colourful art, and easily heats/cools to a comfortable temperature. The office is up a two-part flight of stairs, with no elevator. There is a private single bathroom for our team, which is not wheelchair accessible. There is a small, clean, working kitchen, and the office is located near major bus routes.
We have a scent-free office policy in place, which is navigated by the team as needed.
Work days for this position are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. All staff will be in-office from 10am-4pm on scheduled work days; start and end times outside of these hours are flexible.
This position is not physical-labor intensive, but occasional lifting of materials (30 pounds) can be expected when working events.
If you have any access needs not addressed we encourage you to speak with us about it.
$25/hr + health benefits + vacation time
3 days (22.5 hours a week) with increased hours (inclusive of evenings & weekends) during the July festival (July 9-19, 2020) and for special events throughout the year.
We are alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, and ISAS has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities. As a result, the Society reserves the right to give preferential treatment during the hiring process to such aforementioned groups in efforts to eliminate under representation of those designated groups in the workplace.
Application Deadline: January 17, 2020
Start Date: Feb 4, 2020
Please send your cover letter and resume by email with ‘Producer’ in subject to:
We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.