Company: Rapid Fire Theatre
Work Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (relocation assistance available)
Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: We offer competitive wages and benefits packages and salary will be commensurate with experience and potential to contribute, within the range of $45,000-$65,000 per year
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Application Deadline: Posting will remain open until a candidate has been selected
Rapid Fire Theatre seeks an enthusiastic, proven leader in arts administration to join our organization as the next General Manager.
ABOUT RAPID FIRE THEATRE
Rapid Fire Theatre (RFT) is Edmonton’s longest‐running improv comedy company; producing a minimum of four weekly shows in Edmonton, as well as corporate and festival touring abroad. We produce a number of annual festivals, including Improvaganza, one of the most sought-after improv festivals in the world, and the Wildfire Teen Improv Festival. Rapid Fire Theatre is a non‐profit organization; its mandate is to raise the profile of improvisation as an art form in Edmonton, and beyond. RFT welcomes an audience of over 30,000 people each season, with an annual operating budget of $1M. We currently have 10 staff members, 11 board members, a performing ensemble of ~50, and a volunteer roster of ~50.
Rapid Fire Theatre strives to reflect the diversity of our community on our stages, in our classrooms, in our staff and on our board. We encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to the further diversification of ideas and perspectives on our team.
RFT is an organization in strong financial standing, and as a testament to the innovation and tenacity of its members, is well-poised to resume in-person events and operations as we recover from the COVID-19 global pandemic.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The General Manager (GM) functions with authority from the Board of Directors to be the Chief Executive Officer of Rapid Fire Theatre. The GM is responsible for the business operations of our wonderfully unique business. Responsibilities include day-to-day operations such as Finance, Administration, Human Resources, Patron Services, Fundraising & Sponsorship, Government Liaison, Marketing & Sales, and Contract Negotiations. The GM will either handle these responsibilities directly, or empower team members to do so. The GM has equal authority as the Artistic Director, both of whom are directly accountable to the Board of Directors. The people currently accountable to the GM include the Director of Finance, Front of House Manager, Front of House Volunteers, and Communications Coordinator.