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JOB: General Manager – St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival (Prescott, Ontario)
July 26, 2012

* Please note that the deadline for this listing has now passed *

St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival Seeks General Manager

Enjoy Shakespeare? How about in a beautiful outdoor setting on the majestic St. Lawrence River? Join this successful classical, professional company for their journey into their second decade of operation. Relish life on the river in this welcoming community that boasts close to 200 volunteers who participate in this 6 week Festival each summer. Consider playing your part in this professional company of award winning designers, directors and actors as our General Manager.

St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is seeking a dedicated and energetic individual for the year round, full time position of General Manager of the company, which operates out of Prescott, Ontario.

About St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary season of classical Shakespeare productions in a natural, outdoor setting. This award winning company welcomes a company of approximately 20 actors, directors, designers and production staff each summer to present two of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory while also offering a complementary Sunday Series of presentations related to the Bard. The mainstage productions take place against the backdrop of the St. Lawrence River at the 300 seat Kinsmen Amphitheatre located in the Sandra S. Lawn Harbour. In case of inclement weather, the productions move three blocks north to the historic and stunning sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Church, which also hosts our Sunday Series performances. Our family friendly, music filled productions encourages accessibility to the Bard while maintaining a commitment to classical presentation. The company has a distinct commitment to youth and emerging artists through three key programs: our ‘Reveler’ company internship positions; our Young Artists Training Program (ages 13 and up); and our FREE ticket policy for youth aged 14 and under for all presentations. The Festival also runs a series of off season events during the Fall/Winter.

About the position
The General Manager works alongside the Artistic Director, and is responsible to the Board of Directors. Primary responsibilities include financing and budgeting; human resources and staffing; fundraising and fund development; marketing plan; and Board relationships. The successful applicant will have management experience, excellent communication skills, a demonstrated track record of success, and will be comfortable working in a dynamic, flexible and team based atmosphere. This is a permanent, full time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position includes three weeks of paid vacation. Variable hours including some weekends and evenings will be required. For a full position description, please visit our website www.stlawrenceshakespeare.ca

Reply in confidence with cover letter and resume to ‘General Manager Search’ via email to gm@stlawrenceshakespeare.ca or via mail to:
St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival PO Box 119, Prescott ON K0E 1T0

Applications for this competition must be received by August 8th, 2012.

We thank everyone who applies, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.