Job Posting: Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal seeks General Manager

Application deadline: September 12. Start date: October 17.

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Job Opening: General Manager at Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) 

The General Manager will join our dynamic team of arts professionals and contribute to the vitality of the Canadian arts and culture sector. The General Manager is a collaborative member of the PWM team, working very closely with the Artistic and Executive Director and the Board of Directors.

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) is a national new play creation centre established to support the development of professional playwrights and contemporary work for the stage. Our core programming is designed to advance the artistic practice of emerging and established English language professional theatre artists, and to develop, support and disseminate their work. The commissioning and dramaturgy of work in translation is also an important component of our programming. Our focus is the process of development, whether written or devised, at all stages of creation.

Primary Responsibilities

Coordinate all administrative, financial and operational activities of the organization, to include:

  • Financial/Accounting
    • Forecast and oversee PWM’s budget
    • Maintain records of all general operating and payroll contracts and records in QuickBooks
    • Establish, maintain and monitor operating procedures and systems of control for all financial transactions and government compliance matters
  • Fundraising and Grant writing
    • Planning and execution of all grant activities (Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres de Québec, and Conseil des arts de Montréal, as well as all foundations and corporate grants)
    • Manage fundraising activities
    • Seek potential corporate sponsors as well as the support of foundations and private donors
  • General Office Management
    • Hire, train and supervise administrative staff and volunteers
  • Marketing & Communications
    • Oversee  all promotional, communications materials, including social media
    • Network with government bodies and advocate for the arts
  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Undertake long-range planning with the Artistic Director
    • Provide business leadership to PWM


  • BA or BCom degree
  • 5 or more years of experience with a professional arts organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in both English and French
  • Experience with fundraising and grant writing
  • Accounting background/financial acumen, experience in producing budgets and financial reports
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, QuickBooks and desktop publishing (Photoshop an asset)
  • Experience with social media, designing and maintaining website

Reporting Relationship

  • Position reports to the Artistic and Executive Director and to the Board of Directors

Start date: October 17, 2016 Salary: $35,000-$38,000 Schedule: 32 hours a week

To apply please send your cover letter, resume and 2 references by September 12 to:

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