Employment Opportunities

Department of Theatre and Film
Manager, Theatre Production

Posted: June 16, 2017
To apply: https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php

Job ID: 26738
Location:
Vancouver – Point Grey Campus
Employment Group: Management&Professional (AAPS)
Job Category: Business Operations Mgmt
Classification Title: Business Operations, Level B Business
Title: Manager, Theatre Production
VP/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department: Theatre and Film
Salary Range: $54,941.00 (minimum) – $65,954.00 (midpoint) – $79,144.00 (maximum)
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing: Yes
Desired Start Date: 2017/07/17
Funding Type: Budget Funded
Closing Date: 2017/06/27

Guiding principle: “Midpoint” of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Theatre Production Manager is responsible for managing the operations, planning and execution of Departmental theatre productions. This position is part of a collaborative creative environment that must take into account budgetary restrictions, production timelines and student learning outcomes. This person will also oversee the running of our rental facilities business for internal and external clients. The external rental business is a vital source of funding for our department.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS:

This person reports to the Administrator of the Department.

WORK PERFORMED:

Production Functions

  • Manages all Departmental Theatre Productions and operations in a manner that prioritizes the department’s prescribed student learning outcomes.
  • Work with faculty to plan and supervise the execution of all aspects of theatre production activity including but not limited to budgeting, scheduling, deadline establishment and adherence, builds, and rehearsals.
  • Work with research stream Faculty to identify, plan and implement research projects/opportunities within and around lab (theatre) spaces. Manage and plan student integration within faculty research projects.
  • Develop and revise Production Calendar annually, and in advance, for each academic year well.
  • From the above Production Calendar, develop a production-staffing plan for each production taking into consideration student roles/responsibilities, and each show’s technical requirements.
  • Work with faculty to schedule and manage student practicum work on theatre productions.
  • Ensure that the productions meet any applicable legal or code requirements (i.e. audience safety, occupancy loads, copyright).
  • Plan and forecasting of Departmental Theatre Production budget.
  • Heads the budgeting phase (on a Committee approved budget) of each production to distill the creative team’s artistic vision to fit within that production’s available labour and money resources.
  • Monitors, manages and adjusts budgeting process throughout production phase.
  • Ensure correlation between classroom, production and research schedules for theatres, shops, and rehearsal rooms, identifying schedule conflicts, and assisting in their timely resolution.
  • Collect and present student participation feedback to faculty.
  • Oversee unusual special effects or unique theatrical activities, ensuring they meet safety and other regulations, and obtaining necessary permits and clearances as required.
  • Liaise with renters and other guest users of facilities, implementing University and departmental policies regarding facilities use by groups and functions not ordinarily part of departmental activities.
  • Negotiate rental fees, supply contracts and vendor services.
  • Issue rental and loan agreements and contracts in consultation with Administrator, Program Chair / Head, and University Legal Services as appropriate.
  • Identify new revenue streams for department spaces, specialized equipment and production skills. Market and promote these opportunities to relevant internal and external clients.
  • Liaise with staff, faculty, and students regarding projects in the Film Production area of the Department, and assist with planning for and supervision of these productions when appropriate.

Facility Management Functions

  • Manage facilities in a manner that prioritizes the students’ learning outcomes.
  • Ensure a safe working environment in Theatres, shops, and rehearsal areas: serve as chair or co-chair of Safety committee.
  • Provide or ensure safety training for faculty, staff and students and implement appropriate safety and disposal procedures according to the relevant regulations.
  • Ensure that theatre program tools, shop, and production equipment are in good working order, and maintain recommended replacement / renewal schedule.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of all related supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Oversee building maintenance of facilities, and liaise with University and other contractors for regular and emergency maintenance and repairs.
  • Advise University and other planners and consultants regarding building renewal and construction; maintain documentation of facilities, building plans, and functional analyses for reference.
  • Ensure the Theatre and shop buildings and equipment are appropriately secure.
  • Provide appropriate access to production areas.
  • Maintain accurate plans and technical drawings of facilities and provide as needed for production and classroom purposes.

Planning and Policy Functions

  • Manages all Departmental Theatre Productions and operations in a manner that prioritizes the department’s prescribed student learning outcomes.
  • Develops policies in a manner that prioritizes the students’ learning outcomes.
  • Work with faculty to develop general production policies according to normal standards of professional and academic practice for all Theatre Program production activities. Circulate as needed.
  • Advise the department regarding policies and procedures relative to CUPE production staff: conditions of work, hours of work and overtime, CUPE policies and regulations, functions and job descriptions, and teaching or supervisory activities.
  • Manage, hire, train, develop, discipline, and terminate staff.
  • Manage records and logs of materials, labor expenses, and time expenditures for all Theatre Program production activities, and publish yearly summary reports of this information for educational and planning purposes.
  • Advise and make recommendations regarding equipment and facilities expenditure, both for regular maintenance and replacement / renewal. Provide costing and lead times as needed.

Supervision Received

Reports directly to the Department Administrator.

Supervision Given

Supervises up to 6 full time staff, up to 8 student positions, and approximately 75 practicum students.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Errors have very significant budgetary and learning outcome implications. Poor production management has a considerable immediate negative impact on students’ learning outcomes. Show budgets must zero with ticket sales. No additional funding exists for productions. Issues arising from facilities rentals could result in negative publicity and potential legal issues. Errors in production areas could have serious safety and health repercussions.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of four years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive experience in costing both large and small theatrical productions.
  • Fabrication experience.
  • The ability to source information independently.
  • Experience in Occupational Health Safety.
  • Experience in a learning environment preferred.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To apply: https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php

Department of Theatre and Film Sessional teaching 2017W
Theatre Studies Program

September 2017 to April 2018 (2017W Term 1 and Term 2)

Posted: March 17, 2017

The Theatre Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2017 to April 2018) of the upcoming academic session, 2017W. The Theatre Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered.  An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in theatre studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following courses:

  • THTR 120 Introduction to Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 120 Introduction to Theatre (Term 2)
  • THTR 325 History of Canadian Theatre (Term 2)
  • THTR 420 History of Theatre II (Term 1)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vita (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film: http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: April 21, 2017  

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516.08 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Department of Theatre and Film Sessional teaching 2017W
Film Studies Program

September 2017 to April 2018 (2017W Term 1 and Term 2)

Posted: March 17, 2017

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2017 to April 2018) of the upcoming academic session, 2017W. The Film Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Applicants should hold a doctorate in film studies or a related area. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in film studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following courses:

  • FIST 100 Introduction to Film (Term1)
  • FIST 210 Early Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 220 Classical Hollywood Film (Term 1)
  • FIST 230 Intro To Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 338 Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 430 Studies in Auteurism (Term 1)
  • FIST 434A Studies in Film (Term 1)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film : http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: April 21, 2017 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516.08 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

UBC Department of Theatre and Film
 Teaching Assistantships for
 2017/2018 Academic Session

Posted March 15, 2017

The Department of Theatre and Film hopes to appoint part-time Teaching Assistants from among the MA/MFA/Phd students to assist in the following courses:

Theatre Studies Courses

  • THTR 120-001 Intro to Theatre Lecture Term 1.
 There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%)
  • THTR 120-002 Intro to Theatre Lecture Term 2.  There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%)
  • THTR 210-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas I Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%)
  • THTR 211-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas II Lecture Term 2.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%)

Film Studies Courses

  • FIST 100-001 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 1.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100–003 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 2.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100-004 Intro to Film Studies -Lecture Term 1.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 220-002 Introduction to Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960 Term 2. 

There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 300-001 Cult Cinema Term 1.

There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).
  • FIST 340-001 Media Audiences BMS Term 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)

Film Production Courses

  • FIPR 101-001 Introduction to Film Production Term 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)
  • FIPR 133-001 Video Production 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%)
  • FIPR 230-001 Introduction to Motion Picture Directing Term 1. There is a total of 2 position available (each at 25%)
  • FIPR 233-003 Video Production 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%)
  • FIPR 234-001 Production Planning and Practice Term 1 
There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 25%).

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address* ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Theatre and Film budget approval. Some positions will be appointed at 50% (half time) or 25% (quarter time) and will have their duties and salaries reduced accordingly.

Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant will have a BA/BFA degree or its equivalent, with academic and/or professional experience. The applicant must have a solid knowledge of theatre history, film studies or film production, depending on the course for which they are applying.  Students cannot always be assigned to the course that is their first choice, and so it is helpful to provide a range of courses for which you feel equipped to TA.

Duties: TAs may be required, at a minimum, to mark, attend classes, lead seminars, advise students, supervise production labs, hold office hours, give demonstrations and on occasion provide instruction in the courses they have been assigned to.

Hours of work: Varies by course. The average is 12 hours per week for 26 weeks (384 hours) for a full TA position. Please note that TA positions can range from 25% to 100% and hours are scaled accordingly.

Salary

Masters Students: GTA 2 $30.15/hour (as of January 1, 2017)

Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $31.34/hour (as of January 1, 2017)

Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your year of study, and experience in the discipline that you wish to apply. Please indicate whether you are a full–time or part–time student and whether you hold a degree in another field of study at a Masters level or higher.

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2017.

Again, to apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address*  ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design for Theatre and Film

Posted: October 26, 2016

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Design. The Department seeks a dynamic artist with experience in scenic design for live performance such as theatre and opera, and recorded media such as film and television.

Applicants must have a terminal degree such as an MFA or PhD, knowledge of digital technologies, and a commitment to developing innovative artistic and research projects. In addition, we seek applicants who demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, and the potential to foster learning opportunities that make connections between creative work in live and recorded media. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department’s BFA and MFA programs in Theatre and Film, advise graduate and undergraduate students, maintain a strong profile of scholarly activity in artistic practice and research, and provide service to the Department and the University. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

The UBC Department of Theatre and Film offers a comprehensive range of degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We work to develop the student’s intellectual, creative and technical skills as they prepare to embark on professional careers. A full range of courses provides students with core disciplinary knowledge, familiarity with the diversity of aesthetic practices, and practical experience in theatre and film. The Department, located on the beautiful Point Grey campus in Vancouver, has seventeen full–time and eight to ten part-time faculty, as well as a strong complement of expert support staff. For information, visit: http://theatrefilm.ubc.ca/

Applications must include: a cover letter, CV, digital portfolio, statement of artistic/research interests, statement of teaching interests, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Applications must be submitted online by December 31, 2016 at: http://thfl-recruitment.adm.arts.ubc.ca. (Follow instructions provided on the application webpage).

In addition, applicants are required to arrange to have 3 confidential, signed, letters of reference sent to thtr.sec@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of completed applications will begin soon after the deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Department of Theatre and Film Sessional teaching 2016W Film Studies Program
January 2017 to April 2017 (2016W Term 2)

Posted: October 11, 2016

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise an opening for one Sessional Lecturer position during the upcoming 4 instructional months (January 2017 to April 2017) of the current academic session, 2016W. The Film Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Applicants should hold a doctorate in film studies or a related area. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in film studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following course:

  • FIST 230 Intro To Asian Cinema (Term 2)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film : http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: November 10, 2016 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,264 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.