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Title: Production Manager (4 positions available)

Start Date: May 9, 2022

End Date: September 2, 2022

Fee: $10,000 CAD

Engagement Conditions: Contract part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), with full-time hours (up to 40 hours per week) mid-July to the end of August.


Production Managers at SummerWorks are responsible for the planning and delivery of artistic programming, including, but not limited to performances and events in theatres, galleries, parks, city streets, and on digital platforms. Each production manager is responsible for 10-15 projects, depending on the shape of the final programming and geography of the Festival. They work closely with community partners and venues, and collaborate with the SummerWorks team to ensure the smooth, safe, and successful delivery of programming for artists and audiences.


Reports to: Head of Festival Production & Operations


  • Plans and executes SummerWorks projects in collaboration with artists, partners and the SummerWorks team, with particular attention to timeline, budgetary, technical and production requirements. 
  • Creates and updates venue/site floor plans as required.
  • Supervises and contributes to the load-in, changeovers and strike of specific Festival venues.
  • Supports the Technical Director in the costing and procurement of production and technical equipment. 
  • Contributes to outreach and hiring related to production specific roles. 
  • Provides the daily updates and activity reports during the Festival. 
  • Contributes to Festival and venue post-mortems. 
  • Develops & manages project budgets, and completes all reconciliations related to petty cash as required.
  • Creation and management of program specific production schedules.


  • 3+ years of production/technical experience in a Festival or event capacity.
  • Experience planning and executing complex live events. 
  • Experience managing large teams.
  • A passion for the performing arts.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to quickly form relationships.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite or equivalent.


April 13th: Application deadline

April 18th – 22nd : Candidate interviews (conducted via zoom)

May 9th: Contract start

September 9th: Contract end


Submit your resume to hiring@summerworks.ca before the deadline date. A cover letter is not required. In your email, please tell us what position (or multiple positions) you would like to be considered for. 

Please structure your subject line as:



The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 13th.


The SummerWorks team will answer all your questions about our hiring process, and the team we’re building this yearn through our social media channels on THURSDAY APRIL 7. Please email your questions to hiring@summerworks.ca NO LATER THAN TUESDAY APRIL 5, and don’t forget to include your FB and/or IG handles so we can tag you in our response!

For private replies, you can also send questions to hiring@summerworks.ca anytime up until the deadline date.