General Manager

With over 40 years of producing, Persephone Theatre is a professional Regional Theatre offering a wide breadth of programming with a commitment to supporting the theatre ecology and the pursuit of excellence. 

Persephone Theatre owns and operates the Remai Arts Centre – a nine-year-old theatre facility, just finishing its first round of renovations. It houses a 420 seat proscenium mainstage with a full fly system and a flexible black box second stage seating up to 190, with complete rehearsal and production facilities onsite. A hub for the arts in Saskatoon, it also sees use from many community renters as well as our School of Theatre (served by dedicated classrooms). The new Remai Modern art gallery is soon to open next door and an Alt Germain Hotel is under construction across the street in the River Landing area which border both Saskatoon’s downtown core and the beautiful South Saskatchewan River which wends through it. 

A typical Persephone season includes between 6-8 adult productions on the Main Stage, several ‘Deep End’ second stage productions, nationally touring plays, a full slate of Youth Programming (3-5 presentations, 1-2 productions in a provincial Youth Tour, year-round School of Theatre, and a full production from the Persephone Young Company), plus ongoing Play Development. 

Persephone Theatre is looking for a dynamic and passionate individual to fill the position of General Manager. The chosen candidate will provide strategic leadership and manage all administrative aspects of Persephone Theatre’s operations and programs.  They will report to the Board of Directors and work in close partnership with the Artistic Director to move forward the Theatre’s Mission and Artistic Vision while ensuring that the company remains a resilient and sustainable organization for future generations.

The General Manager leads a staff of 20 and is responsible for the following key accountabilities:

Leadership and Strategic Management – to enhance Persephone Theatre’s long-term success by providing team based, collaborative leadership that motivates and inspires others to deliver on the strategic priorities of the Theatre.

Financial Management – to oversee and execute all financial aspects of a mid-size Regional Theatre and ensure that financial management processes are built upon sound financial and business practices, meeting fiscal targets that are carried out in accordance with the Board of Directors.  

Operations Management – to optimize the effectiveness of Persephone Theatre’s operations by leading business practices that create the highest level of efficiency possible.

Revenue Generation – to maximize Persephone Theatre’s revenue potential by overseeing and directing revenue generation to ensures revenue goals are met in a manner that aligns with Persephone Theatre’s stated Mandate, Vision, Mission and Values. 

Marketing and Communications – to engage public attention and interest so as to ensure the continued support and growth of Persephone Theatre.

Human Resources – to lead the development and implementation of effective people-centered processes for attracting, training, developing, coaching, motivating, managing, and retaining high quality staff.

Persephone Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre and the incumbent will need to work successfully with a wide variety of people in various capacities (e.g., Artistic Director, colleagues, employees, Board members, government, artists, patrons, media, actors, directors, technicians, and volunteers) to help the theatre thrive and grow.

Persephone Theatre is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome. Please send applications with cover letter, resume and a list of references by March 15, 2017 to:

Persephone Theatre Search Committee, 100 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3 OR by email:

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We thank all those who apply for the position, please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Detailed Job Profile

Mission and Artistic Vision