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JOB POSTING: General Manager

Come work for Monster Theatre!!!


Job Title: General Manager

Job start date: 5/1/2019

Submission Deadline: 4/19/19 (deadline moved to April 19th!!!)

Submission Email: [ryan AT monstertheatre DOT com]

Salary / Compensation: $600 for approximately 30 hours per month

First name: Ryan

Last name: Gladstone

Additional information:

Monster Theatre is seeking interested, experienced and enthusiastic candidates for a General Manager to lead the organization into its 20th anniversary season and beyond. This company is based in Vancouver, BC.

This is a permanent part-time position of approximately 8 hours per week. Successful applicants will be required to manage their own working hours, and some weeks will require more and some less. The first month will be a training period working in concert with the outgoing GM. Start date is flexible pending candidate availability.

Reporting to and working together with the Artistic Director, the General Manager will lead the theatre’s administrative, fundraising and managerial functions within the context of policies defined by the Board of Directors.



Overview: Working in a collaborative team with the Artistic Director, the General Manager plays a vital role in implementing Monster Theatre’s artistic programming and vision. The position requires someone who is a self-starter who will be able to manage their own time and productivity. Monster Theatre, at this point, does not have an office, therefore all work must be completed independently. Time requirements vary from week to week and month to month. The GM oversees operational management, fundraising, grant-writing, tour coordination and company marketing efforts.

Responsibilities include:

Fundraising: Overseeing the theatre’s earned revenue strategies. Developing the theatre’s relationships with funders. Keeping an overview of all upcoming possible grants and preparing, over-seeing and submitting all applications. Primary grant-writing responsibility rests on the Artistic Director. Assisting in creating and maintaining budgets.

Tour Coordination: Pitching shows to presenters to set up tours. Coordinating with Artstarts and Pacific Contact, in order to set up successful annual tours of our TYA shows. Ensuring schedule is set and arranged properly and in accordance with our policies. Communicating with all presenters to ensure all is set for their upcoming shows.

General: Being a daily ambassador for the organization. Exploring and developing new creative and financial partnerships with a variety of arts and cultural organizations. Updating/maintaining Monster’s website and Show Calendar. Managing Monster Theatre’s online presence over all our social media platforms. Developing and implementing a strategic plan for the companies future.



The successful candidate will be an experienced, capable and enthusiastic manager who is willing to learn and adapt and able to work in a co-management leadership culture. In addition to being a passionate advocate for the performing arts, the ideal candidate will have:

-Arts management qualifications or related training and experience

-Significant experience in theatre, arts or not-for-profit sectors

-Fundraising experience

-Organizational and time management skills with ability to multitask, set priorities and meet deadlines

-Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

-Proven ability to work positively and constructively with staff, artists, contractors, Board and volunteers

-Flexibility and adaptability to assist with new projects, challenges and technologies as they arise

-Ability to take initiative and work in a self-directed manner

Monster Theatre strongly encourages Expressions of Interest from potential candidates who possess some but not all of the above qualifications but are highly motivated to learn and grow in a dynamic artistic organization.


Ethno-cultural statement:

Monster Theatre believes it is essential that our workplace be inclusive and diverse. We strongly encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.



Please submit a cover letter and resume expressing your interest and qualifications by Monday April 1st, midnight PST, to [ryan AT monstertheatre DOT com] (with the subject “General Manager”) For further information, please visit or email Monster Theatre at [gm AT monstertheatre DOT com].



Monster Theatre was founded in 2000 and has since created over 35 original productions, touring our award-winning works locally, regionally and nationally. The company started on the Canadian Fringe circuit, and quickly became known as one of Canada’s top Fringe companies. The focus eventually shifted towards creation & development, using the Fringe circuit to prepare original plays for main-stage productions at theatres & larger festivals across Canada. Since 2006 Monster Theatre has been developing and touring original TYA productions across BC and sometimes into other provinces and territories. Monster Theatre develops at least one original play a year, as well as tours previous productions extensively across Canada.



Monster Theatre strives to create original plays that change the world by delighting, inspiring, challenging and provoking audiences across the globe.


Monster Theatre creates original plays that challenge preconceptions, excite imaginations and embody the way of the Monster: strange, twisted and bizarre on the outside, but always with a noble heart. Our process puts story first by adapting universal stories to make them relevant for our specific time and place in the world, or re-imagining history with impeccable research and utter irreverence.

Our unique brand of theatre applies the philosophy and techniques of improvisation during both the creation process and in performance, the results are fast-paced, physical, loose, cerebral and often, but not always, comedic.

Monster Theatre produces work that engages the hearts, brains and guts of all audiences; comedies that excite intellectuals, histories that shock teenagers, and theatre for young audiences that makes adults roll on the floor laughing.




SHAKESPEARE’S DREAM headed back on the road

A (mostly) brand new cast will be touring our TYA production of Shakespeare’s Dream to schools and theatre’s across BC from January 22nd to May 3rd. Sydney Hayduk will be returning in her roles as Hermia, Lysander and Titania. Carly Pokoradi will be playing Helena, Demetrius and Oberon. While Mack Gordon will be playing Shakespeare, Puck, Egeus and of course, Helena’s ex-boyfriend Tony.

For performance dates and times check out our new Show Calendar


Houdini Video Game!

Our third original video game is available!  This time on the iTunes App Store!!!

It’s called ‘Houdini’s Last Escape’ and was created by Monster John Schuett.

Let us know how it goes, it’s a little harder than our other games, but you’re up for a challenge, right?