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General Manager

Job details:

We are seeking a dynamic General Manager (GM) to lead a dedicated team of individuals with functional responsibility for the Centennial Concert Hall and the Manitoba Production Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  The GM will report to the CEO of the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation (MCCC), a Province of Manitoba Crown Corporation.

The Centennial Concert Hall is the pre-eminent soft seat venue for performance entertainment in Manitoba. The concert hall has a seating capacity of 2,305 and boasts unparalleled acoustic performance and stage presence in the province. The first concert hall developed in Western Canada to commemorate the Centennial anniversary of Canada in 1967 and Manitoba (1970), it offers a full spectrum of performance art from classical and musical theatre, to comedy, popular music and community based events. The Manitoba Production Centre is Manitoba’s only purpose built film, television and commercial production facility with a 15,000 sq. clear-span Sound Stage.

The Opportunity:

A member of the MCCC Senior Management Committee, the GM will work closely with the CEO to ensure the Centennial Concert Hall (CCH) and the Manitoba Production Centre (MPC) are utilized to their full potential. The successful candidate will be responsible for all Concert Hall and MPC Front of House, Production and Stage personnel and services. The GM is also responsible for the financial performance of both venues as well as promoting the capabilities and availability of the venues, contract negotiations and engagements for the CCH and MPC.  This position has been developed to address an upcoming key retirement. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the CEO, Executive Committee and Board of Directors to determine the long-range objectives of the CCH and MPC;
  • Actively seek out and implement rental and/or co-promotion opportunities;
  • Hiring, training staff, chairing staff meetings and ensure effective communication;
  • Advertising, marketing and promotion of the CCH and MPC;
  • Negotiate and issue all contracts pertaining to the use of the CCH and MPC;
  • Oversee all licensing requests;
  • Prepare the annual budget and monitor revenues and expenditures;
  • Research and prepare business plans as needed; 
  • Responsible for developing the capital needs of the CCH and MPC; and
  • Balance the needs of CCH resident companies including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Manitoba Opera as well as not-for-profit, community and commercial operators seeking the use of the Centennial Concert Hall.

Selection Criteria:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Concert Hall management or relevant industry is required;
  • University degree/College Diploma in management, accounting, or finance or relevant combination of education and work experience;
  • Experience in the performing arts industry is required;  
  • Knowledge of contract negotiations, marketing and collective agreements in the performing arts or commercial entertainment industry is desired;
  • Proficient in use of Windows applications and current entertainment/scheduling software;
  • Exceptional communication skills and demonstrated ability to identify problems and offer creative solutions; and
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada

Individuals who closely match the selection criteria are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter in confidence to quoting project #14119



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Company Name

Harris Consulting For Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation

Posted By

Morgan Sinclair

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Post Date

March 6, 2014 (Long time ago)

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