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Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa’s premier summer theatre currently in its 37th season, is seeking a new General Manager.  

We are renowned for our unique productions that weave language with masked performance, Commedia dell’Arte, puppetry, music and culturally diverse forms of dance-theatre.  Our award-winning performances tell powerful stories that touch hearts and minds, spark creativity and reflect on our world.  Our productions include original works and contemporary adaptations of social and political satires, myth and folk tales that celebrate the human spirit.

Our activities include: a main stage open-air summer production, new play creation, professional and youth training, digital theatre and community engagement. We work with community partners to reach new and diverse audiences for theatre. The Company’s plans for growth include international collaborations, an expanded digital theatre series and facility development.   

We are searching for a dynamic, organized, collaborative, and results driven person to join our team. Working closely with the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors, the General Manager will support the artistic vision and continued growth of the Theatre by providing excellent marketing, financial and administrative support.

The General Manager creates and implements strategies for successful fundraising and marketing campaigns that will grow revenues to support Odyssey’s artistic goals. They prepare grant applications, oversee summer operations, contract artists, and manage our office operations and administrative staff.

We are looking for creative individuals who want to grow with the Company. Candidates should be passionate about the arts, excited by Odyssey’s artistic vision and have:

  • University or college degree;
  • Proven leadership capabilities and management experience;
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Organizational skills and an ability to work independently and take initiative and responsibility
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Arts administration training and experience
  • Demonstrated fundraising ability
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

This is a full-time position. The salary range is $55,000-$65,000 commensurate with skills and experience.

Odyssey is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We value diversity and inclusion and welcome and encourage applicants regardless of gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

How to apply:

Please send a resume, a cover letter which focuses on your interest in Odyssey and what you would bring to the Company, writing samples relevant to the position (maximum 5 pages), and three references to: Laurie Steven, Artistic Director at info@odysseytheatre.caApplications are due no later than March 15, 2023.

All applications will be held in confidence. Only selected candidates will be contacted. More details are available on the position here!

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