CURRENT SEASON > Seeking a Production Manager

Seeking a Production Manager

deadline: January 6, 2019

Gwaandak Theatre is seeking qualified applicants for a Production Manager for:

 Vuntut Gwitchin Stories for Theatre, in partnership with Vuntut Gwitchin Government

    • Includes radio play production and public readings in Whitehorse & Old Crow, Winter 2019
    • contract position of approximately 10-weeks half-time from mid-January to early April
    • Contract fee: $5,000 (Gwaandak Theatre will consider dividing this contract among more than 1 contractor for different phases)


The Production Manager is responsible for: (1) overseeing, planning and coordinating all aspects of the Production Department including scheduling, budgeting and travel management (2) encouraging the highest level of artistic creation in the Production Department (3) facilitating the flow of information amongst artistic, administrative and Production staff and contractors.

This production is scheduled to take place in late February 2019 in Old Crow (9-day residency including travel days, with anticipated dates: Feb 22-March 2), mid-late March 2019 in Whitehorse (11-12 day residency) and/or early April (4-5 days residency) in Old Crow. There also will be a short script/translation workshop in Old Crow Feb. 4-5. The Production Manager will not be expected to travel to Old Crow.

Several original radio plays adapted from Long Ago and contemporary stories will be rehearsed and produced in English and Gwich’in in Old Crow during the 9-day residency. The scripts or excerpts also will be shared in public readings in Old Crow during this phase. Note that Old Crow is a remote fly-in community, and there likely will be limited tech time and tech elements.

The scripts or excerpts also will be rehearsed and shared in public readings over 1 week at The Old Fire Hall in March. This is anticipated to be with simple lighting and some sound elements. There also will be 2 short (3-4 days) play development workshops exploring potential theatrical adaptation of this project, in Whitehorse (March) and Old Crow in (April.)


The successful candidate will have experience as a Production Manager in the theatre/performing arts sector, an understanding of the theatre-making process and the challenges and demands of a producing theatre, and willingness to learn more. The successful candidate must have leadership, organizational and time management skills, ability to multi-task, patience, tenacity, a sense of humour, production/planning/financial management experience, and a valid drivers’ licence.

 HOW TO APPLY                                                         

Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications with a resume and at least one relevant letter of reference by Sunday Jan. 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm PST to with the subject line “Submission Production Manager- Vuntut Stories.” For further information, please email, or call Gwaandak Theatre’s General Manager, Jenna Winter, at 867-393-2676. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

We encourage applications from qualified candidates of First Nations, Inuit and Metis origin,and from other Indigenous, visible minority and diverse backgrounds, in keeping with our company’s mandate.

Gwaandak Theatre, the Yukon’s only Indigenous-centered theatre company, was founded in Whitehorse in 1999 by theatre artists Leonard Linklater and Patti Flather. “One meaning of “Gwaandak” in the Gwich’in language is “storyteller”. Our stories question, honour, and celebrate. They explore themes around decolonization, cultural identity, social justice, underrepresented voices and human rights. Gwaandak Theatre develops, produces and tours plays for both youth and adults. Our programming also includes new play workshops, readings and training for theatre artists.