Blue Canoe Productions is Hiring

Application Deadline: Friday, August 24 by 6:00pm

Blue Canoe Productions is hiring for a new General Manager with a start date this September. If you have any questions about the positions, Blue Canoe or the application process, please email us at

Position Details:

Job Title: General Manager
Job Start Date: September 2018
Contract Duration: 9 Months with possible extension 
Salary: $530/week

Job Description:

The Blue Canoe General Manager  is in charge of looking at the big picture, ensuring departments are communicating, supporting those working on projects and overseeing all programming at Blue Canoe. The other staff of Blue Canoe will report to the General Manager and the General Manager is responsible for making sure they are completing assigned tasks. They will help create and manage the yearly and project specific budgets and source grants and additional funding. They will also do outreach and partner communication. On top of an interest in the arts, they should be someone who knows Kingston and what the people of Kingston will want to see and participate in.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing and coordinating the other staff of Blue Canoe, including planning and running weekly staff meetings and ensuring all deadlines are being met

  • Overseeing hiring for Blue Canoe projects and education programs

  • Creating and maintaining season and project specific budgets

  • Understanding and ensuring the Blue Canoe Values are instilled in every project produced by Blue Canoe

  • Applying for grants and sourcing new opportunities for funding

  • Outreach through partner and public relations

  • General event management


The ideal candidate is interested in learning more about all aspects of the successful running of a youth arts organization. They are eager to contribute to and help shape the artistic journey, vision and mandate of Blue Canoe.

The ideal candidate will…

  • Be under the age of 30

  • Be able to commit a full-time work week of approx. 35 hours/week

  • Have an interest or background in the arts, an arts degree is an asset but not a requirement.

  • Have an understanding of arts administration

  • Have an understanding of the theatre-making process and the challenges and demands of producing arts projects.

  • Have experience working with youth between the ages of 13-30

  • Have a general understanding of the Kingston Community and Kingston arts scene

  • Have experience organizing large groups and managing peers.

  • Be highly organized

  • Be a dedicated, passionate and independent worker.

  • Be able to meet deadlines, set priorities, multi-task and work under pressure

  • Have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Have proficiency with Microsoft software (Word and Excel) and Windows computing

How To Apply:

Please send a cover-letter and resume to please subject the email the name of the position you wish to apply for and please include in your email your availability for an interview from August 27-31st.

We thank you for your interest in Blue Canoe, please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline:

Friday, August 24th by 6:00pm

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